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Belts that are too tight put an excessive load on pulleys, shafts, and bearings. Excessive belt tension will also wear out a belt quickly. Proper belt tension is 1/2 inch of sideplay both ways. Press down on the belt midway between pulleys and observe the travel.
Home and Garden Geek adds that you should be able to loop one or two fingers over the same belt when the tractor is off and the belt is “engaged” and pull it gently away from the pullies. This translates to one or two pounds of force. If you need more than two fingers, your deck belt may be too tight.
V-Belt belt tensioning
Stop the drive and use the gauge to measure the necessary force to depress the belt and deflect 1/64-inch for every inch of belt span (use center belt on multiple belt drives). For example, a deflection for a 50-inch belt span is 50/64ths, or 25/32-inch.
If the belt is too tight, it will cause excessive side loads and overheat the bearings. This in turn causes noise, decreased output and even the seizing of the alternator. If the belt is too loose, it will cause the alternator to slip. This slipping can cause the alternator and the battery to work harder.
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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.
I don’t have an answer for you, but Do you have a diagram of the Drive Belt?
Wont blow the snow
Most of the time this is because of a worn belt or tensioner out of adjustment.
Need a diagram for craftsman 44″ riding mower drive belt. Mine threw belt and cannot locate original manual.
If you can find the model number of your mower, you should be able to find your manual here. I hope this helps.http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action
ROUTING OF BELT – Mtd Drive Belt 42"
Diagram is on the mowing deckBest regardsCk
How to change drive belt – Huskee Tractor Replacement Riding Lawn Mower 42" Deck Mulching Kit fits Huske
Step 1 – Loosen tension and remove belt. Locate the adjustment fastener and loosen it. …
Step 2 – Inspect drive and drive pulleys. Check the drive and pulley wheels. …
Step 3 – Select correct replacement belt. …
Step 4 – Install V-belt. …
Step 5 – Correctly tension new belt. …
Step 6 – Start the engine.
Diagram for belt replacement on 1988 Toyota Tercel
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Drive belt pattern – Husqvarna Lawn Tractor – 54in. Deck, 26 HP, Model# LGT2654
Go on the web to www.milacalawn.com/partsasp they have the factory diagrams for any parts you may need for your Husqvarna tractor and a belt diagram for the deck… Hope this helps…. ;-D
LT1045 keeps breaking NEW belts after just a short period of mowing.
Have you checked the bearings?