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Belt replacement on Scag Cub

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jdelp, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. jdelp

    jdelp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I've searched the forums and could not find an answer to my simple question - so here goes.

    My deck belt broke on my 48" cub (150 hours) and I am replacing it tonight. Are one of the pulleys a "tension pulley" which I can hinge with a socket to get the belt on? Again, simple question which will probably be answered when I get into it - I thought I'd just ask the pros for any advise beforehand.

    Thanks for any thoughts,
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,274

    Just roll it on by hand. By the way do you have the two belt blade system. If not you better get with dealer and see if you can buy the upgrade or you will be buying belts out the wasu.
  3. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Scag probably has an online parts/owners manual.:waving:
  4. Lurch123

    Lurch123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    THe idler arm has a square hole machined into it that a 1/2" extension fits into to take the tension off
  5. jdelp

    jdelp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    got it - only took 10 minutes or so.

    thanks for the help!

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