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#1 cnsolutions OFFLINE  

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Posted March 30, 2015 - 01:37 PM

Hello everyone,

 

Last year I purchased a 2284 with a 60" deck it has been a nightmare for me, the tractor runs great but I can't keep belts on it the PTO belt jumps off of the upper groove and goes down to the lower groove where the deck belt is and shreds.  I have replaced the belts 4 times I have also replaced the mule drive pulleys and deck drive pulley.  With the cost of the belts I can't keep doing this any ideas.



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Posted March 30, 2015 - 02:50 PM

:welcometogttalk: Any excess movement anywhere?



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Posted March 30, 2015 - 04:09 PM

Can you get a straight edge in there to see if the pulleys line up when the deck is up and down.



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Posted March 30, 2015 - 04:11 PM

This will probably sound like a dumb question but are you using a Genuine Cub Belt?


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Posted March 30, 2015 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for the greeting I'm glad to be here. Yes the belts seem to line up and yes I'm using Cub Cadet belts they are way over priced.  The belt pops off immediately if the grass is too high and after a 1/2 to 1 hour with normal height grass then it seems to keep happening after the first time.  I have to mow around 10 acres.



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Posted March 30, 2015 - 10:16 PM

You've done all the right things so far, replacing the belt and pulleys. 

 

Once a belt learns to jump, it will keep on as a rule.  I don't know physically why it is, but it seems like they have a memory.

 

A belt will only jump if the pulleys are misaligned or if it has too much slop.

 

My guess is that you have a broken hanger on your deck or possible the front tensioner is too loose.  I'm not for sure what a 2286 would have, but that is what I have seen on other machines. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted March 31, 2015 - 08:57 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Maybe some pics are in order. A link to a video for uploading them is in my signature.



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Posted March 31, 2015 - 11:13 AM

When I get home today I will upload some.

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 04:20 PM

Here are the pictures I took.

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