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How to Find the Right Replacement Pulley: Trim Down Your Search Results

Posted by Crystal Carr on 4/10/2018 to News

So, you’re looking for a pulley, and finally you’ve come to the right place – Phoenix: Pulleys Bearings & Belts are the experts you’ve been dreaming of for years, we’ve got more pulleys for sale than you can throw a belt at!

You may have been searching for hours by this point, and are plain fed up with the internet in general -  so we’ve compiled here a few tips for navigating our site to take away some of the tension you’re feeling.

The good news? You’ve already completed Step 1 by coming to the best place online for replacement pulleys in lawn mowers, snow blowers, and small engines.


By far the easiest way to find a part involves your owner’s manual for your lawn mower, tractor, or snowblower. If you’re organized enough to still have that handy, and you’ve used your magnifying glass to identify the busted part as, say, Hustler’s 779876 – a 5” steel v-groove drive pulley with a 1” bore, then congrats, you’re done now – all you need to do is type that part number into Phoenix’ search engine and…

Hustler 779876

Your pulley’s in stock and ready to park on your doorstep.

If you’re anything like me, though, that manual’s long gone, in the back of the junk drawer of that guy who sold the thing to you two years ago.  And sure, you could go back out to the garage, and crawl around on the ground until you find the make and model of your tractor, theennn search online for a copy of the manual[1], but you’re holding the pulley in your hand, isn’t that enough? Well, good news: It IS!

HOW TO: Measure Your Pulley

You can start any pulley hunt by typing in some attributes into Phoenix’ Search engine. Here’s some examples to get started:

  •       5/8” – 119 results
  •      3/4 bore – 52 results
  •     John Deere Drive – 18 results
  •     4 inch flat idler 1/2 bore - 9 results

We’re really pulling our weight when it comes to selection.

Notice how the more specific you are, the fewer options there are to mow through. For instance, if you change your text from 5/8 to 5/8 idler, our site spins out 41 idlers with a 5/8” inside diameter, dropping out almost eighty pulleys you’ve got no need of, plus a selection of steel bushings you might want to look at later. If you really want to trim those results even further, add in the belt you want to run, say 5/8 idler B, and now there are just ten v-belt pulleys on the playing field.

Another great way to use our site is to use the filters, click here if you just can't wait another second to learn about the vast and beautiful world of pulley selection. We hope we’ve managed to clear some of the brush away on this topic. Let us know if these tips left you too bored, we’d hate to drive you away.


[1] Hint: OEMs like John Deere, Husqvarna, and Hustler keep their manuals online for your convenience.  

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