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Old 10-07-2012, 07:03 PM
wasmeneh wasmeneh is offline
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251K deck

I was wondering if anyone has the service manual for this mower, I have a pulley going bad, think its drive idler pulley, the one that engages the wheel motors when the lever is engaged. I'm pretty sure I've got to remove the deck to get to it but not sure how to go about it. My local dealer went out of business.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:19 AM
Bob MacGregor Bob MacGregor is online now
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Hi Mike,
I'm a board member for a local cemetery assoc and we recently retired our Excel 260K and replaced it with a new Hustler X-ONE with rear discharge.
I have in my documents a pdf of the operators manual for the 251K and 260K models. It is 6.2 Megs in size and I can email it to you if you would like. Both the 251K and 260K are very similar and it appears that the difference is that the deck extends out the left hand side more on the 260K. I've done the maintenance on the 260K for the last 10 years and although not the easiest job, the V belts are not that difficult to replace. With the engine mounted on the deck and the deck hanging from the frame by 4 straps, removing this deck is not practicle.
I highly recommend that you use Hustler V belts on this machine should you need to replace any as installing them and getting the correct tension with the correct size V belts is easier to do. The operators manual is fairly easy to read and understand. I also have a parts manual in pdf but it only covers the 260K model however I think that the machines a very similar to each other.
I scanned these manuals from the originals and I can email either or both to you or print out a copy and mail them to you, I'm in CT, let me know. The dealer took the 260K and all the printed manuals with him when we took delivery of the new X-ONE which by the way is an awesome machine!!
Bob MacGregor in CT
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:51 AM
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Nice quick reply Bob,
I was looking in the old manuals looking for the breakdown of the 251K and you beat me to the punch. I have attached the link to the parts book and owners manuals for the 251K for Mike. Thank you Bob for you continued support of our product and the willingness you show to help others in need.
http://excel.arinet.com/CatData/EMP_...01/06/9001.PDF
http://excel.arinet.com/CatData/EMP_...01/14/9001.PDF

Brian O
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:18 AM
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251 Pump Clutch idler arm pulley.

Those help alot. I've had the 251K for about 6 years so I've replaced hydro hoses, belts and other things over time. It's used to mow an acre once a week at my get away house, so it's not where I can work on it everyday.

I really would like to see a pdf of the service manual as to the replacement of the Pump Clutch idler arm pulley. I can't see how to get in there and replace it. Pretty sure it's the problem.

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Mike
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:08 AM
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Mike,
We do not have a specific service manual for this model. You will need to remove the 4 engine mount plate bolts so you can lift the engine and engine mount up. The pulley on the crankshaft will have to be removed.

Brian O
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:31 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply, that's what I was worried about.
Thanks again
Mike
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