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#1 2000wreckedwj OFFLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:48 PM

I have a MF14 and it keeps breaking belts. I have broke three green gates belts already this year. I have about 1.5 acres I mow. The mower has been restored. Anyone else having any issues like this?


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:49 PM

Is the belt rubbing on something???



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:52 PM

I did notice a few nicks in it elsewhere but found nothing for it to catch on. I am on the verge of just going and getting a new mower



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 05:58 PM

They don't just break for no reason, there's got to be something rubbing, cutting into it, maybe bad bearing or deformed pulley???

I have sat on MF14 and MF16 cutting grass for a 3 to 4 hrs in 1 day, no problem with belts.

 

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Edited by DH1, July 08, 2013 - 06:00 PM.


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:00 PM

What kind of belt?

FHP or Power Rated 



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:09 PM

Welcome to GTTalk! In case you are wondering- FHP = fractional horse power or in other words a light duty belt. If you try to pass a lot of power through one it will not last long. 



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:19 PM

they are power rated belts. the pulleys seem to spin freely and smooth. They did not look deformed when I was spinning them. It would also just fling the belt off also before it broke. How tight are they supposed to be? 



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:26 PM

They should be tight, exactly how tight I don't know.

If it's throwing the belt off are the pulleys alined?


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:37 PM

To me I guess they are aligned but I am not sure. 



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:41 PM

BTW which belt is breaking, the one off the engine or the one on the deck?



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:49 PM

the engine belt



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:52 PM

The 2 smaller pulleys on the mule drive, are they in good shape, no bends or dings in them, bearings good?

That belt has a few twists in it so anything not quit right is just going to make things worse.



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:11 PM

correct. they are good. now they do not run straight front to back. If they were tires the toe would be in if that makes sense



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:20 PM

I just took a look at mine and they are straight, parallel to one another, no toe in or out.

 

Hopefully some else chimes up and can give more info on how there suppose to be.



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:26 PM

Thats how i figured they should be. the driver side one is worse off than the passenger side on mine






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