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Are all belts pretty much the same? Anyone heard of PIX belts?

I need an auger belt. Was thinking of buying two.
When I search on eBay I find a big price range.

Pix cost $13 for 2
MTD OEM cost $23 for 2
Stens cost $24 for 2

Does anyone have any experience using the cheaper "Pix" brand?


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post #2 of 25 Old 01-10-2016, 07:19 PM
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i would be a bit leary of two for $13, they could be an equivalent automotive type belt that a snow blower would eat for lunch.

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i would be a bit leary of two for $13, they could be an equivalent automotive type belt that a snow blower would eat for lunch.
Hmm.. if you follow the eBay link he's sold 117 of them and has 99.9% positive feedback on 92168 transactions.
They are labelled as MTD and Cub Cadet replacements.. but a label is easy to print.
When I google for "Pix" it looks like a bona fide outfit in Ontario with glossy marketing.
I guess I will post a question with the seller and see what they have to say.

I was just hoping someone would actually have hands-on experience with PIX belts. Paying more does not necessarily guarantee a better product.

Presumably folks in the Great White North may know??
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Hmm.. if you follow the eBay link he's sold 117 of them and has 99.9% positive feedback on 92168 transactions.
They are labelled as MTD and Cub Cadet replacements.. but a label is easy to print.
When I google for "Pix" it looks like a bona fide outfit in Ontario with glossy marketing.
I guess I will post a question with the seller and see what they have to say.

I was just hoping someone would actually have hands-on experience with PIX belts. Paying more does not necessarily guarantee a better product.

Presumably folks in the Great White North may know??
I believe Pix belts are made in India

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Yep. Probably offshore.... What isn't anymore? I have no personal experience with them but I do know they've been around for a while now. Is there any guarantee w/them?

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I just replaced the belt on my Honda HS621 SS snowblower with a Honda belt. Many people on this forum advised me (and others) to only use a Honda OEM replacement belt. One guy even told me that he had tried using a few aftermarket belts on the same Honda SB, and they had very short lives. After reading about others' experiences with replacing auger rubber on Honda SB's, the same applies (only use OEM rubber for the longest life).
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Looks like the Company is in Ontario, Canada but their products come from all over. http://www.pixhose.com/contact_us.php
This was the "Specifications" for one of their belts.

Specifications
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.53
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA and/or Imported
Origin of Components: USA and/or Imported



Like that's helpful I did see on one belt it said "Made in India". Unfortunately I've never come across this brand before.
I usually use Gates as I can get them locally. Haven't had any issues with them over the years.

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They say Kevlar so I would take a chance on them.

If you have a Tractor Supply Company or some kind of farm store nearby you might be able to buy some locally at a good price. The ebay link says those ones are 35.1", but I bet 35" and non cogged could work on your blower too.

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check out vbelts4less.com. I have used there kevlar belts without any problems. Buy some extra and save on the shipping.
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I've used Pix belts because they were cheap and they did say made in India. Packaged as Kevlar they seemed not to last very long and shredded leaving only the cords often. I hate to say it but I do find the O.E.M. belts last longer and ARE much more costly. I no longer use Pix or other no name belts, as your fingers get numb fast during the untimely belt change. Where the heck is the snow?????????
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