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lilbucksht
I am wondering if these parts are installed correctly? The belt tension arm for the mowing deck and the rod for the brake seem to cross paths and interfere with each other. [IMG]http://i25.tinypic.com/ettegj.jpg[/IMG]

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Brettw
The belt tightener, I believe is 180 degrees backwards. When disengaged, it should hang down, nearly dragging on the ground, then it is pulled towards the rear of the tractor and pivots up, hitting the stop (the welded stud with the nut on the end that appears in this picture between the brake and the lever you speak of) This is true on my 7100 series,but the brake is on the right side of the tractor. I could be incorrect, but again, that is how it functions on the 7100 series. Good luck!

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lilbucksht
This is a 7000 series tractor, and thanks for the info. So I should be tightening the belt from below the axle, huh? Is it mounted in the correct hole? I am a newbie so you may have to get the crayons out for me to understand. I think I will go and look then report back.

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OrangeMetalGuy
Here's where the pivot bolts onto the side plate:




I was wrong above, the arm does go above the axle. But the lever hangs down like in the pic above.

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lilbucksht
Thanks for the pictures, I may get this thing right yet. But I see something else is wrong. Look at this picture of the brake rod. (excuse my lack of terminology) Somebody had there instructions upside down I think. I am sure a few of you guys could fix this in your sleep, but for me it just got more confusing. [IMG]http://i31.tinypic.com/2urm83c.jpg[/IMG]

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firefoxz1
The rod attached to the tension spring does go under the axle. It also appears you are correct and the brke rod should be rotated 180. Should be able to just undo the top bolt and spin it around.


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OrangeMetalGuy
FF you're right, of course. I was going from memory. lilbucksht, I took these a minute ago and may help you. Make sure the pivot for the tensioning lever goes in the hole just to the right of the axle. [IMG]http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/csa_forever_2008/Tensioning%20lever/DSC00780.jpg[/IMG] Lever up (tight for mowing): [IMG]http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/csa_forever_2008/Tensioning%20lever/DSC00778.jpg[/IMG] Lever down (released when not using the PTO): [IMG]http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn102/csa_forever_2008/Tensioning%20lever/DSC00779.jpg[/IMG] HTH

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lilbucksht
Any idea why these parts would be installed incorrectly? I am assuming this could not have happened at the factory. So what was the previous owner up to if he was taking parts off and forgetting how to put them back on? Any guesses? Thanks, Brian

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OrangeMetalGuy
Probably forgot how to put it back together and was too lazy to check the manual. Maybe was in a hurry to just sell it. Switch the lever around and let's see how it looks.

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lilbucksht
Hee Hee, Man this is cool, I got more than 10 bucks worth already. I got things turned right side up and under today. Everything went well and I am feeling pretty good about it. Maybe I will have some better braking and grind free shifting now! Its a real mystery to me how that got messed up. Weird thing is that it was working just not very well. I got this tractor from a neighbor who bought it from the original owner. The original owner used it as a dedicated roto-tilling tractor. Anyhow I thank youz guys for the assistance and I will let you know how it performs later this week. Brian

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