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villebilly
03-13-2012, 09:28 AM
I've got a 36" Red Hawk WB (belt drive) that is losing traction. Any advice for tightening belts? Is it just a matter of unpinning the vertical bolt(s) and giving them a few turns?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Restrorob
03-13-2012, 11:54 AM
Check/adjust/replace the main drive belt under the engine......

Patriot Services
03-13-2012, 12:01 PM
Its probably a pulley on a bolt in a slot. Just loosen a bit and tap it tighter. Tighten bolt down.
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villebilly
03-13-2012, 01:30 PM
So you are saying not to adjust the belts on the sides? Just the one underneath...?

Restrorob
03-13-2012, 05:39 PM
If both sides are losing traction the main drive belt under the engine is the issue, If one side is tracking faster/slower than the other side then check tire pressure first. If pressure is even then adjust the side/wheel belts....

villebilly
03-14-2012, 08:24 AM
I'll take a look at it tonight. I've not really looked at that belt much.

villebilly
03-16-2012, 05:58 PM
So I got under and looked at the belt (short one under engine). Any clue how to tighten??? It did not seem like it had any play in it.

Noob

Patriot Services
03-16-2012, 06:03 PM
There should be a 3rd pulley that pushes against that belt.
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villebilly
03-16-2012, 10:44 PM
By third pulley you mean nearest the blades?

BigFish
03-17-2012, 11:50 AM
You guys handle this one...............

Restrorob
03-17-2012, 05:50 PM
villebilly,


Me thinks it may be in your best interest to take this machine to a repair shop and let them check and adjust everything..... Thumbs Up