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#1 earthworm OFFLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 06:08 PM

This MF 85, from the 80s or 90s (a guess) is just a lawn tractor, but it works, up to several days ago.
Now, I think the problem is the deck drive pulley tension idler. The replacement is several mm less high, and I think this causes belts to be thrown...The ACE hardware store pulley selection is limited, but they are far nicer to work with than Lowes or HD..
Please advise, TIA
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Posted April 21, 2012 - 07:18 PM

If you want to deal locally, look for a Tractor Supply, perhaps a Northern Tool, or Agrisupply.
On the mail-order side, try one of our sponsers, they are listed in the "Forum" category. They can probably find you a decent used replacement.

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 07:32 PM

If the belt fits within the pulley fine, and the problem is the pulley isn't aligning with the driven & drive pulleys, then you can use washers under the pulley hub to raise it.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 05:51 AM

Thanks for the replies.
So, its another session of down and dirty,
A bit of a red face, I had forgotten all about TractorSupply.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:32 AM

I'm with Daniel! If you have room on the spindle for the offending pulley, raise it up to align better!




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