These pictures are some I took a few months ago. If you need better angles let me know. The original setup on mine and what is shown in the parts books used the arm and pulley shown and then had the tension spring attached between the hole in the end of the arm (just barely visible in the first picture) and a hole in the crossmember below. My spring was all jacked up and was obviously not original so when placing an order with Dandy Sales I had him send me the correct spring. What he sent is the one in the second picture. It's a different spring setup that must have been a running change during production and I like it better actually. Unfortunately, it's not something that would be easy to release for starting. If the transmission is in neutral when starting, it shouldn't be much of a load on the engine. I haven't had any issues starting mine. Heck, mine wasn't running when I bought it and that's how I checked the hydro. Moved the lever off neutral and it drove forward by cranking the starter. The starter had no trouble moving the tractor.
The second picture is looking down on the tensioner and you can see the spring wrapped around it. I didn't get a chance to rebuild the pto clutch yet so I took it off.
Edited by Canawler, January 25, 2014 - 02:35 PM.