Bolens W/ 14.5 Briggs Motor Pulley Issue
Posted March 02, 2014 - 02:45 PM
Posted March 02, 2014 - 02:51 PM
Welcome to the forum! Some of the Bolens guys will be along shortly. They may need more info on your tractor!
Posted March 02, 2014 - 03:09 PM
Can we get a better idea of what type of Bolens you have?
Posted March 02, 2014 - 03:10 PM
Welcome to GT Talk, it sounds like the key is sheared or the set screw holding the pulley onto the shaft is loose and the pulley slid off.
The u shaped bar is a belt stop/guild and helps hole the belt around the drive pulley.
Look on the hub of the pulley, there should be a allen head set screw that is what hold the pulley tight against the shaft, look on the engine PTO shaft, there should be a small key sticking out of the shaft or if it is missing a half moon slot cut into the shaft for a key to sit in.
If the key is sheared off it will need to be removed from the shaft for a new replacment.
If the key is missing then we would need your model number of the tractor to find the part number for a replacement key.
They Bolens experts should be along in a few and will be able to help you further.
Posted March 02, 2014 - 03:34 PM
Sounds like it's either missing the retainer bolt or it's extremely loose.
There should be a bolt that goes up into the crank from the bottom.It will either be a 5/8" or 9/16" fine thread bolt.