Hello! New poster here, I really like this site!
I've been trying to mow my property (lots of weeds/grass) and I have been using a normal mower because my MTD Yard machines tractor keeps shredding the PTO belt. It's a 608 and has a manually engaged pto.
The PTO drive belt seems to be contacting the spring that pulls to tension the belt, no contact when the pto is engaged, but the silver lever that pulls the spring interferes with the steering tie rod.
If the deck is all the way up it really contacts, and that is usually where I have it set to mow.
I've tried bending the silver lever (that is attached to the pto lever) and even have tried moving the spring around, but I cant get the happy spot of no tie rod contact and belt contact. Seems like nothing is bent.
Any help would be very nice! Or a picture of someone's mower that is working. I made a video I am posting to youtube as well.