10 lbs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobby perez, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. bobby perez

    bobby perez LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    Hi there ,boy its hot today. Figure I would check my belt adjustment . The book says 10 lbs half inch deflection. I do not have a guage to tell what 10 lbs is.How do you do this without a guage to measure it.Is 10lbs of pressure, like what it takes to open a beer can tab or what? SERIOUSLY though how can you wing it without a gauge ?
  2. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    personally, I watch the belts all the time, i always tighten them so they move 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch when i puch on them w/ my thumb. You can also see if they are vibrating when engaged means there is play, tighten them up. Also if your mower bogs down and engine remains at the same rpm your belts are slipping, tightnen them up. if they have a shiny glaze on the side almost sivler looking, replace them.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    If you really had to "gauge" it, and know exactly, then I would suggest a cheap fish scale.
  4. bobby perez

    bobby perez LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    GREAT Idea I got one of them .Thanks

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