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Old 10-17-2012, 08:46 PM
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2012 Toro Walk Behind T-bar belt drive will not pull sulky

I have a 2011 36" Turbo Force W/B and it will not pull my sulky. My 1996 Pro-Line 44" pulls it and does wheelies starting off in 4th gear. My 36 barely goes 10 feet before it stops moving on the slightest incline. If I start off in 4th or 5th on pavement it is slow "out of the hole".. I am quite sure I have messed up the adjustments.. The only way I can get it to move is to move the tension rod adjusters all the way to the end of the T-Bar rod. Any Suggestions would be great!
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:58 PM
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Tighten the engine to transmission belt.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:00 PM
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Tighten the engine to transmission belt.
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This ^^^

Make sure the tensioner is working properly and putting enough tension on the belt.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:03 PM
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I checked the tension on the Eng to tranny belt and its tight.. My gut tells me its the t-bar rods.. but I have gone with so many different combinations... Unit has less than 50 hours on it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:07 PM
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Are the drive pulleys spinning in the belts? Maybe pull the cover plates off and have someone look at the pulleys while you move forward...preferably on a hill where there's more resistance.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:19 PM
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I just retightened tension on the eng to tranny belt.. On second look I didn't like it.. Not tight enough for me... I will readjust the parking brake then the tension rods tommarrow.. I am using the 44" Toro as my small mower tommarrow.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:22 PM
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Are the drive pulleys spinning in the belts? Maybe pull the cover plates off and have someone look at the pulleys while you move forward...preferably on a hill where there's more resistance.
No the pulleys don't move... It just goes to a complete stop.. I can take a foot off of the sulky and push like a skateboard to get it going...momentum on flat and down hill are fine.. but i can't whip it around like my 44" No fun! not to mention time is $$$$ (my edge trim and blow guys hate me!! No help feom me while I am slow or messing around with the mower)
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:26 PM
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Put the front of the mower against a tree or a wall and engage the drive..
Have someone else look under and around the mower while it is slipping..
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:36 PM
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i.e. If the Eng Drive belt was slipping... It would be visible under a load against a tree/wall ?
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:41 PM
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You better believe it...if the belt is moving and the pulley ain't moving...the belt is slipping..
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