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Cub Tank Question? thrown belts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MotoRod, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. MotoRod

    MotoRod LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Has anyone had problems with the Cub Cadet Tank mowers throwing the belt? I am about to buy a mower and two of my buddies say there's throws the belts but the really like the machine. I'm thinking of a Dixion Black Bear 44 but it has a 1 cylinder Kohler 18 HP. Any comments welcome!
  2. OMG

    OMG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 275

    In 3 years, mine has thrown 1 belt and that was due to a stick getting on top of the deck while mulching/bulldozing leaves. No mechanical work, other than routine on any of them.
  3. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Mine hasn't done that but if it ever should start throwing the belt I would make some belt guards to prevent that problem.

    I did have a belt ride up and become jammed on a garden tractor one time. It was the main motion belt and what happened -- I had disabled the seat switch and rolled up the wire. One day it fell down to the pulley/belt area and
    it walked the belt right off the pulley and jammed it up between the pulley and frame.

    If a machine is throwing a belt then something is causing that problem.

  4. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,140

    No problem with that here on our M48.
  5. MotoRod

    MotoRod LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Well I bought a Dixon Kodiac 50, 20 HP Honda for the same price of $5600. Hope I did the right thing.:dancing: :drinkup:

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