Mini-Z Belt Question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by nhlakes, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. nhlakes

    nhlakes LawnSite Member
    from nh
    Messages: 23

    I have a 2004 Hustler Mini-Z and the belt popped off today. This was the first time I've had to really look at the belt. I can't find my owners manual but believe I resecured it properly by placing the small chain (found loose) in the tension spring and securing it in an available. Question - does tension hold the chain in place, or is there some other mechanism that I'm missing?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    By the looks of the bend on top of that bracket I would say nothing is missing.
  3. Cutter LLC

    Cutter LLC LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 100

    Looks good, but mine also fell off so I made it tighter by one chain length. This in turn made my cut better.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    It looks just the way it should to me. I would try tightening it by one length as well, may smooth the decks operating vibrations and noise out some.
  5. jcasper

    jcasper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    My old Hustler works that way.
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    We have used this tensioner method for over 30 years.
    You have it on correctly.
    Like mentioned above, check your belt tension, if you feel it needs to be tighter, just take up another link in the chain.


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