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So I get on the tractor today..


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#1 GilsonRider OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2017 - 08:50 PM

So I get on the garden tractor. Fired it up and put it in reverse.. nada. Put it in 1st.. nada. I flip up the seat/fenders and discover the drive belt came off the driven pulley when I put it away last time. I had to loosen up the idler and lock the brake/clutch down. Then take the seat support bracket off to gain access to the belt and pulleys as I kept scraping my arm on the bracket. Since the belt installs as a figure eight due to one pulley being horizontal and the other vertical, there is a 50/50 chance it can be installed wrong. Well, firing it back up, reverse is now forward! So, I had to go through the process again.. I think it probably would have been faster and easier on my back to use the push mower. But I got the leaves and small brush picked up with the sweeper and that was my goal today.


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Posted August 06, 2017 - 01:12 AM

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Been there, done similar.
Glad you're not running 3 backwards and one forwards gear anymore.
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Posted August 06, 2017 - 01:36 AM

Yea I looked under my suburban 12 only to find a big puddle of 90 wt.looks like the gasket between transmission halves are leaking
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Posted August 06, 2017 - 01:56 AM

Yea I looked under my suburban 12 only to find a big puddle of 90 wt.looks like the gasket between transmission halves are leaking


I wonder if depends makes a GT version... :D
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Posted August 06, 2017 - 02:02 AM

This little gem runs like new,never a problem, now that it warmed up it pukes the stinky stuff. Guess I will just have to fix it, leaks really pi@@es me off.
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Posted August 06, 2017 - 04:49 AM

Be easy on yourself , it was apart when you started . Not like how many times I have taken something apart only to have to redo it the right way lol


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Posted August 06, 2017 - 07:39 AM

So I get on the garden tractor. Fired it up and put it in reverse.. nada. Put it in 1st.. nada . . .

It's so hard to put it on; makes you wonder how it came off so easy.



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Posted August 06, 2017 - 11:03 AM

This thing has never been apart before,I think maybe it is an axle seal leaking,only took a quick look. Tomorrow I will lift it up with a fork lift take another look at it. Do you think I can change a seal without pulling it apart.

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Posted August 09, 2017 - 09:45 AM

It's so hard to put it on; makes you wonder how it came off so easy.

I think the belt must have stretched a bit as it is about 10 years old now! I'm thinking about adding a tension spring to keep the pressure consistent. or maybe just check it now and then ;)






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