MTD Yardman Tiller Anyone??

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by TWUllc, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    I bought the tiller for $10. Took the motor off (5hp Briggs) and put it on my Trav-Vac for my WB. I was in a jam last fall, so I was rushing to pull the old Trac-Vac engine off, and put the newer one on. Well, you guessed it, I'm putting the original Tiller engine back on. Everything is great except the belt drive. I'm not sure if I'm missing a peice, but I know its not right. The pulley isn't tight enough to the shaft. The tiller claws will turn when in the air, but once I put it on the ground, they stop, because the belt isn't tight enough. And it worked perfect before I removed it. I am stupid or what! :hammerhead: :hammerhead: Here are some pics.
  2. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    #1 Overhead Shot

    #2 Belt Loose

    #3 Belt tightened by pulling handle



  3. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Nevermind, I got it. :eek: :eek: :eek:
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    You had the crank pulley halfs flipped around backwards huh. :hammerhead:
  5. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Don't feel too bad, I did the same sort of thing when putting a drive belt back on my Snapper 21".:eek: :eek:

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