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Scag Belt Tensioner problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by AkRowdyA78, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    My Belt keeps slipping and i Know its because of this Latch thing that goes underneath the pulley onto the spacer. It won't stay! I don't know if Im missing a spring or what. I looked in the operators manual and cannot find a thing! Can anyone help? Heres a picture:

    Scag 2011.jpg
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    What's the model of your Scag WBH? Post it and I'll do a little looking.

    I'ts been a while since I've had a Scag in the shop and my rememberer isn't the best but judging from your picture alone, I believe you have to maintain belt tension by tightening the idler arm rod only(on your particular model).

    I seem to remember some Scags having long idler springs but the models don't come to mind.
  3. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    Looking at the Operators manual it says its a Model SW Model number 70087. Let me know if you need more details.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,957

    I think we are looking at the idler arm and the adjusting screw. Turn the nut CW until the belt feels tighter.

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