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#1 32spec OFFLINE  

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 05:36 PM

When I mount the mule drive, the holes in the frame are so worn, the left side hangs about 1" lower than the right side.  Will this cause any issues?  If so, what are the fixes?

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:09 PM

I don't know that this would cause any problems given the fact that the belts are twisted and turned seven ways to Sunday anyway.  I'm just wondering how that could be.  If the belt was tight, I would think it would raise the mule drive itself.  Got a picture of what's happening?


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:23 PM

I'll get a pic on tomorrow.  Thanks for the reply



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Posted September 30, 2013 - 04:03 AM

I guess what's really happening is the spring for tensioning the pulleys is forcing the right side up, but it's still from the worn holes in the frame I believe.

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 04:31 AM

From what I am seeing (difficult to tell in that picture), I don't think you have anything to worry about.  If anything, I think it would start throwing belts before it does any damage.  I would get the holes tightened up though.  That's the old style mule drive and I'm not real sure what their limits are.  Keep an eye on it and if you see any unusual wear in the belt then it will be time to do something to fix the situation.


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Posted September 30, 2013 - 07:56 PM

Thank you David.  Never thought about throwing the belt.  My concern was the deck being out of level.  I'll just keep an eye on it and see what happens.  Hopefully my mowing is done for the year, so I have all winter to try to fix it if there's a problem. 



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Posted October 01, 2013 - 04:27 AM

You mention mounting the mule drive and it being too low on one side because of the mounting holes.  Help me understand this because I've never had the set up that you have.  Does the mule drive somehow connect to the deck other than by the belts or are you worried that belt tension will make the deck go a little weird?  Your deck (I believe) mounts indepedant of the mule drive in that set up so it shouldn't affect the deck at all unless I am missing something.  In the newer set up like what I have, the deck physically connects to the mule drive but I think the weight of the deck as well as the tension in the belt would keep everything level, especially when it's lowered into the mowing position.  Maybe not.  I've never had this issue.  Just trying to understand what you have going on.



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Posted October 01, 2013 - 01:46 PM

I will try to get some better pics of how it's mounted and all tomorrow. 



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Posted October 04, 2013 - 08:26 AM

I know on mine, the deck attaches in there, and the deck hangs unlevel and makes it scalp the grass.

 

My deck mounts on the deck itself is all cattywomphis too!


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