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Posted July 02, 2011 - 08:52 PM

A person donated a Ford 120 tractor to our community garden ministery. We have it running. Replaced the transmission belt with a 78" belt but it is still to tight to allow gear change without stoping engine. A 79" belt seems to be to long is there a way to adjust belt tensioning

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 09:05 PM

Wish I could help, but not familiar with that model. There is a repair manual for this model at bottom of this page, you can download & get some reading! : Tractor Manuals - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums
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Posted July 03, 2011 - 03:51 AM

Welcome to the forum, new hobby. Depending on which 120 this is, maybe able to help.
Do you know year/ model #(besides 120) of this tractor? Is it a 3220? There should be some type of adjustment by the idler pulley, on the rod from the clutch pedal. Do you have the correct width belt?

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 06:12 AM

Welcome to GTtalk new hobby !! Can't help you but sure there will people who can , Al

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 07:42 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk. Sounds like Kenny knows what you need to do.

Pictures may help too.

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 07:52 AM

Welcome to GTtalk!!

Just throwing this in... When I replaced the belt on my Wheel Horse, I had the same problem with the belt not stopping. Are you using a standard grade belt or a Kevlar belt? Standard belts will grab at a "clutched" belt because they are softer and are made to grip the pulleys for a "non clutched" application. The Kevlar belts are "hard" and will slide on the pulley surfaces when the tension is loosened.
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Posted July 03, 2011 - 05:47 PM

Thanks I will look at the manual

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 05:56 PM

I will see if I can get a Kevlar belt Thanks

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Welcome new hobby.
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Posted July 11, 2011 - 01:13 AM

Welcome new hobby! I hope you get the tractor worked out. And if you get a minute I would like to know about your garden ministry, sounds interesting!!!

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 04:19 AM

new hobby ,:welcometogttalk:


Glad to have you with us.

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 04:46 PM

:wave: new hobby Welcome to GTTalk! We're glad to have you with us! I hope that you get it figured out!




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