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#16 redcarkids OFFLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 10:05 PM

The idler can be locked to the middle allowing the belts to be released from tension. This allows you to replace the belts and also can be used for easier starting especially in cold weather.
I can show you pictures of mine if need be

Hey I tryed the midle of the belt setting and it worked. thanks everything is work like it should. Do you leave the mower in this setting when not in use or aganist one of the belts?

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 10:37 PM

downsized_1228112218a.jpg The second photo shows chain link attached to pto idler pulley then a spring comes out the other side of mower and attaches to the top bolt of the drive belt adjustment in the 1st photo. I don't feel this is correct by your confusion and what is correct? Should there be a spring pulling this idler to the belt? Is my lever to the pto that I move to the right, which should engage the pto, not strong enough, so the previous owner did this to keep tension on the pto belt? Whats your thoughts? It works the way it is set up.

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 09:17 AM

Hey I tryed the midle of the belt setting and it worked. thanks everything is work like it should. Do you leave the mower in this setting when not in use or aganist one of the belts?


I just leave the Idler set on one of the belts. The only reason I move it to the middle Is for cold weather starting and changing the belts
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Posted December 29, 2011 - 09:20 AM

[ATTACH=CONFIG]27244[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]27243[/ATTACH]The second photo shows chain link attached to pto idler pulley then a spring comes out the other side of mower and attaches to the top bolt of the drive belt adjustment in the 1st photo. I don't feel this is correct by your confusion and what is correct? Should there be a spring pulling this idler to the belt? Is my lever to the pto that I move to the right, which should engage the pto, not strong enough, so the previous owner did this to keep tension on the pto belt? Whats your thoughts? It works the way it is set up.


That is a homemeade setup.
I'm guessing your spring is broken/worn or one of the roll pins snapped off where the PTO lever is located.
There should be nothing connected to the PTO pulley

To correct this , you would have to remove the transmission cover to get at the PTO spring




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