Joe, i have a honda 3013 riding mower,it is hydostatic, rear engine type, everything works great but the blade belt keeps burning off. I put the factory belts on but at $60.00 i really need to find out the problem, thanks for any information.
You need to check the obvious, belt alignment,idler and spindle bearings. Also, when you install the belt make sure any belt guides or fingers are on the OUTSIDE of the belt. You don’t know how many belts I have seen ruined because people install the belt with the guides on the wrong side. It will destroy a belt within one minute.