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Scag belt problems

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by yaniaj1, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. yaniaj1

    yaniaj1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have a Scag Z cat with less than 100 hrs on it.I have used the mower most of the summer with no problems.Lately when I start the blade the belt comes off the pulley .The belt looks great. Would the bolts that holds the blades on be too tight or a grease problem in the spindles be causing this problem.Any help would be appreciated .
    Joe y
  2. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,325

    Sounds like an alignment problem, or perhaps tension. You should be running the engine at low speed when engaging the blade. Also, don't change deck height with the blade engaged.

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