search sponsored by:
Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 11-07-2012, 04:43 PM
pseudosun pseudosun is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,727
How tight should drive belts be on metro 36?

This thing ain't pulling too good. I believe i had a small improvement a few months back when i tightened the belt underneath by adjusting pulley. I'm talking about the wide belts on both sides on the inside of the wheels. Someone else said he hardly ever replaces those unless he has too. I'm wondering if my transmission is just wearing out, or if i could solve problem by just replacing belts. Let me know how tight those things should be.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 08:31 AM
piston slapper's Avatar
piston slapper piston slapper is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tampa Fl
Posts: 4,221
If the transmission belt underneath the mower is tight...
Adjust the rods that go from the handle levers to the pulley assy..
There should be about a quarter inch of slack in the rods when fully released.
If the rods are bottoming out in the slots...the belts will not fully engage.
You may have to re adjust the brakes after you adjust the handle rods.
If You Have All The Answers...Except The One You Need...You're Not Trying Hard Enough...
Do The Work
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 09:55 AM
pseudosun pseudosun is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,727
I have the rods adjusted wrong; i just happened to see that bit in the manual. I changed the spring holes. I thought the top position would have been more tension, but the manual says the bottom position is more tension. I think i just need new belts. I tightened the transmission belt. Would the tightness on new belts be alot different than old belts? For these types of belts it wouldn't seem like they'd stretch out much. This morning i'm going to try it with the springs in the changed position. The belts seem a tiny bit tighter. We'll see.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:52 AM.

Page generated in 0.06397 seconds with 10 queries