I have a 42" Craftsman rider which is about 6 years old. I am not burning up a new belt about every summer, so once a year maybe a little longer. I think the pulleys are out of alignment from how I am looking at it. I took it to a shop and they said there were no problems and that the life I am getting is typical. I ahve a buddy with a John Deere who is on about 5 yrs on one belt. Thoughts. What kind of life are you getting on your belt.