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Old 08-30-2013, 10:07 PM
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Black dust from belt wear Exmark TT

So I was cutting today with my Turf Tracer 48" HP with Tri-Adv deck and I noticed a build up of black dust on the front right caster and bracket and also the discharge chute. At first I thought it was an exhaust leak and was carbon build up, but soon realized it was dust coming from the belt, It was enough to coat these parts in a thin film of fine black powder/dust. Wondering if this is normal, its an older model 06, unsure of hours, its the first time I have noticed this, it was fairly obvious. I figured the belt would go but it held up fine, I am going to get a spare belt just in case but my question is. Is this kind of wear/dust normal or is it a sign that the belt is on its way out? Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:08 AM
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So I was cutting today with my Turf Tracer 48" HP with Tri-Adv deck and I noticed a build up of black dust on the front right caster and bracket and also the discharge chute. At first I thought it was an exhaust leak and was carbon build up, but soon realized it was dust coming from the belt, It was enough to coat these parts in a thin film of fine black powder/dust. Wondering if this is normal, its an older model 06, unsure of hours, its the first time I have noticed this, it was fairly obvious. I figured the belt would go but it held up fine, I am going to get a spare belt just in case but my question is. Is this kind of wear/dust normal or is it a sign that the belt is on its way out? Thanks.
Its defiantly the belt being older I have a tt hp as well and i dont have any dust from my belt either that or one of your pulleys is rubbing your belt in a weird way and is causing your belt to wear uneven
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:22 AM
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Spindle/idler going bad? If something is not spinning as freely as everything else... Take the blade belt off and check everything.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:09 PM
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I read that title so fast I thought it said black belt on a exmark - I thought, gotta see this - thought it was gonna be a Chuck Norris kinda thing. Oh well, hope this was helpful. Back to what I was doing.
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