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Ditch witch 1230

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Eagleseye, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Eagleseye

    Eagleseye LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Rebuilding my 1230, and need some help.
    New honda engine, new belts so far.
    When machine is running the chain is moving, there seems to be plenty of slack in the belt. Any thoughts?
    With belt off to the chain I can spin pully freely with my hand is this normal.
  2. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    Probably a tensioner is let out too far.

    Or the belt is the wrong size

    Walk behind trenchers will put a new meaning to back ache!!
  3. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    Ditto on the tensioner.
  4. Eagleseye

    Eagleseye LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    ok tension pully is all the way down, and confirmed the belt is right. I am at a loss. Going to take it to a ditch witch repair company thank for the help
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,429

    shaft/pully key in place?

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