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#1 preacher65 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2014 - 07:32 AM

I have a JD 210 with the variable belt drive. The belts do not appear to be in bad shape but the tractor will slip on a hill. I'm sure there is a procedure to adjust the drive but I've not figured it out. Any help would be appreciated.



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Posted June 16, 2014 - 07:36 AM

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JD will not let us host their manuals here, but Hopefully one of the JD guys have a manual and are willing to paraphrase some info for you.
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Posted June 16, 2014 - 09:11 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy the site. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted June 16, 2014 - 02:29 PM

Most likely vari-drive needs adjustment. There is a spring in system and the shaft between the pulley halves rusts up and the half that is to move, doesn't anymore, so now changes and might slip. OR, the shaft itself is just so worn, it has a groove or catch lip that the pulley can't get past. There is a hole on side of dash tower, might have push in plug in it, Remove the plug, should see a bolt head there. That is adjustment, Loosen it, operate the lever to high position and if stuff moves OK, tighten the bolt again to lock into place. Been awhile since I had mine, but that seems right?  Sometimes the drive won't move, and have had to turn engine over some, but not start to get things to move into position, then tighten.


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Posted June 16, 2014 - 03:31 PM

You might need to check to insure you have the correct JD belts on the variable drive.  They are mightly particular on the belts.


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Posted June 16, 2014 - 04:00 PM

Welcome and here is what I can offer...

 

1. Use Deere belts

2. Use Deere belts

3. Adjust using Deere suggestions

 

UnfortunatelY I don't have any information on the 200 series tractors in my stash and there are significant changes in the flat fender 100/200 series over the RF 100 series.  I am sure one of the members can help you out with a pic or two of a service manual.


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Posted June 16, 2014 - 05:55 PM

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tighten the eye bolt for the variator spring


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Posted June 16, 2014 - 09:42 PM

Most likely vari-drive needs adjustment. There is a spring in system and the shaft between the pulley halves rusts up and the half that is to move, doesn't anymore, so now changes and might slip. OR, the shaft itself is just so worn, it has a groove or catch lip that the pulley can't get past. There is a hole on side of dash tower, might have push in plug in it, Remove the plug, should see a bolt head there. That is adjustment, Loosen it, operate the lever to high position and if stuff moves OK, tighten the bolt again to lock into place. Been awhile since I had mine, but that seems right?  Sometimes the drive won't move, and have had to turn engine over some, but not start to get things to move into position, then tighten.

No rust, but might have a groove, I'll check. There are two plugs on the side with a 3/4 hex, not sure which one to loosen?



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Posted June 16, 2014 - 10:39 PM

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the under the other plug ( closest to back) it when the bolt that the variator pivots on.

 

go to deere's site and sign up so that you can see how the garden tractor is put together

/jdparts.deere.com

then look at at John Deere Parts catalog

under the Model Seacrh then do a search for 210

under the Sectional Index you can see the illustrations of the parts

 

the following I hopes it works for you - it shows the parts of the variator

http://jdpc.deere.co...HomePageServlet


Edited by lyall, June 16, 2014 - 10:41 PM.





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