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Done tore it up again !!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sweet Tater, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    Ok, just got my Exmark back about 2 weeks ago from a lower block rebuild. Now the hydro belt snapped and tore the wires out of the pto clutch. can't put them back in, you have to get a new one. Was a crappy design idea putting something that "fragile" next to a belt that cn break and tear it up. whats next, the starter? *trucewhiteflag*
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    What year?
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,201

    I am sure exmark would be open to any idea you have to fix this...all my Scag and Snapper units are exactly the same.
  4. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    its an 08,
    I am not mechanical enough to know a good way to fix it, but there has to be a better way.
  5. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,150

    Did you contact your dealer to see if Exmark would cover this under warranty??? There is no way an 08 mower should need a belt. I have a 2000 LazerHp that has 2500 hrs. I have replaced the deck belt 1 time and the hydro belt 3 times.
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    how rough do you use this mower????
  7. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,254

    And this is not under warranty?
  8. Genlandscape

    Genlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    Check with your dealer if they did a lower rebiuld they had the engine out and that belt off. If I were the dealer I would do it under warranty to avoid any repercussions of possibly damaging that belt.
  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I agree, the dealer had to remove the belt to do the engine work, they should cover the repair/replacement of the PTO clutch.
  10. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    Yes it was under warrenty, didn't mean for it to sound like it wasn't.
    Its just that it was so aggrivating.
    Kajun, actually I am fairly easy on my mower, can't afford to break it, I am solo with only the one mower.

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