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Belt - engine to deck deflection adjustment

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bobcat175, May 10, 2006.

  1. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    Does anyone know what the deflection is for the engine to blade belt on a 1998 Bobcat 48" Hydro WB?

    Seems like there is a catch22 here. If it is tight when dis-engaged, the engine pulley rubs on the belt in one spot and can burn down the inside of the belt. Also the engine will have drag from the belt and be hard to start.

    If it is too loose then the guitar string effect is very noticable with loss in blade speed. Also belt may not even spin if really loose.

    I understand how to adjust the tension and I'm only looking for the correct amount of deflection from center in each direction when the blades are engaged. Thanks.
  2. bobcat175

    bobcat175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    Forgot to mention that it is a fixed deck model.

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