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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Can mowing too fast shorten the life of a deck belt? I own

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Can mowing too fast shorten the life of a deck belt? I own a lawn maintenance business, and my tech (uncertified) is blaming my field operators for frequent breakages of our mower belts, usually in high-grass situations.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! YES, mowing too fast in high grass , will cause belt to slip and shorten life! Blades slow down but engine is still driving belt, causing slippage! Slippage causes heat, and short belt life! Need to ease up on the speed and let the blades cut, but it will take longer!