D130 22HP V-Twin Foot Pedal Hydrostatic 42 Riding Lawn Mower

The belt is loose on the mower deck and the tractor will not move
Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
Most JD mower decks use a spring loaded tensioner on their belts. Make sure that the belt is threadded thru the pulleys the right way and you may find that considerable effort is required to set the tensioner in position. Be very careful to ensure that if the grip slips the spring flies away from you. I use the hook on a cargo strap to pull mine into position. Normally there is a similar tensioner on the drive belt for the wheels. This is more challenging to get to.

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A perfectly tight mower belt can rotate without slipping off but not cause the engine to over-exert and overheat. If the belt does not slip off while working and is not producing unfavorable sounds that indicate wearing off of the belt, then that is the perfect tightness for it.
Mower deck gauge wheels should be properly adjusted to prevent scalping grass on uneven terrain. The bottom of the wheels should sit approximately 1/8-1/2 of an inch from the ground, depending on your cutting height.
The signs of a loose mower deck belt include the mower belt slipping, the belt coming off the pulleys, a stretched belt, excessive vibration of the deck belt, a high pitched noise, rapid signs of wear and tear, and a shiny and glazed belt, among others.
Set the cutting height to the correct position

One of the reasons for the lawn mower being hard to push is a low cutting height. In this case, the housing or the cutting blade is dragged through heavy grass.

You should be able to take a deep belly breath and then forcefully press your core against the belt without raising your shoulders. If there is slack when fully inhaled, the belt is too loose.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch, or height difference of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the front of the deck to the back of the deck. Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the mower model.

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Trying to tighten a belt on riding craftsman lawn mower –
ANSWER : Most are tensioned with a spring only make sure they are all there.

Belt is too loose
ANSWER : Unfortuationly not on this model.It will prob need to be replaced.

What is the diagram for traction belt routing
ANSWER : Go to this website, upper right hand corner and do a parts look up.
Search for your model and that good stuff they ask of you and then
choose mower housing should be there, browse the site it’s really cool
and has a lot of info. http://www.jackssmallengines.com
I did a
sample search for generic riding mower deck and found great diagram of
belt routing. Give it a try you will find same results Good Luck! Don’t forget the thumbs!

ROUTING OF BELT – Mtd Drive Belt 42"
ANSWER : Diagram is on the mowing deckBest regardsCk

Drive belt Have replace drive belt but mower still has no forward movement. Mower is only 2 years old but its already had to have another drive belt installed by the dealer last year. wanted to do it myself but when i install belt theres hardly any tension so mower doesnt move. Checked and rechecked the diagram and is installed correctly. Cant find a tensioner adjustment if it has one.
ANSWER : I don’t have an answer for you, but Do you have a diagram of the Drive Belt?

TIGHTEN BELT ON A LTS 2000 RIDING TRACKTOR – Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor
ANSWER : A) Which belt? There are at least two.B) If it is a Craftsman ( there is no model number posted) then all the belts’ tension is maintained by springs. There is no adjustments.C) The service model number is located on a label under the seat.

Diagram for belt replacement on 1988 Toyota Tercel
ANSWER : Fig. 1: Correct timing mark placement on 3E and 3E-E enginesHope this helps; also keep in mind that your
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LT1045 keeps breaking NEW belts after just a short period of mowing.
ANSWER : Have you checked the bearings?