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Have a favor to ask of any AC 716H owners out ther

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jlasater
For the story of what I ran into, have a look at http://www.wheatfarm.com/actractor/indexhtml, down at the bottom. The more I look at the tiller, the more I think things have been welded on to the mount in a cobby attempt to fix things in the past. If any of you kind souls with a 716H and the 36" tiller would mind taking a couple of closeups of the mounting setup of the tiller (similar to the pictures I have on the website) and email them to me, I'd be greatly appreciative. To me, it looks like the "bracket" for the tiller tensioner arm was modified, and the spring support was just a piece of strap iron welded to the upper lift tube. Thanks in advance, Jeremy jlasater@wheatfarm.com[A href='http://www.wheatfarm.com']http://www.wheatfarm.com[/a]

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jlasater
I just bought a tiller. Haven't picked it up or installed it yet. So much for sending you a photo, sorry. What happens if you loosen the set screw and slide the large pulley further onto the transmission shaft..? Also, according to pictures in my manual, the back of the belt should be over the spring loaded idler pulley. Yours is under. Hope you have a spare belt ready to replace the one that's almost split in two......

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jlasater
If you look at the last picture on my 716H web page, you'll see that the pulley idler bracket that mounts on the tractor has the pin in the forward mounting hole where the lock pin is. Is that incorrect? Is it supposed to be in the hole slightly behind it? The bracket looked like it fit the forward hole the best, as the frame is the same thickness as the bracket. Thank you for all the input, Jeremy[A href='http://www.wheatfarm.com']http://www.wheatfarm.com[/a]

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dutch is right the belt isn't routed properly. your right about the tensioner though, there's been some monkey motion going on with it. i'll send you some pix when i get home.

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Mack
Its missing the clutch handle,rod,rod guide.Where the spring is hooked up should be the belt guard.I e-mailed you a parts diagram and list.I think once you move the large pully on tiller in and get the clutch hook up for your tensioner pully it will work much better.Don't forget the belt guard.

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JCS
I had the same problems. the bevel gear box is correct. the "bracket" fits into the first hole in the frame or the hole farest back, this will be a loose fit. the idler wheel on the bracket had a set screw and then you got to take a punch and tap it because it has an excetrantic that tightne the slip ring that holds the bearing fromn turning on the shaft, then take a socket and hammer the bearing in or out to align with the bevel gear box pully. use soaking oil to loosen. also the rototiller belt goes on the outside groove of the pully on the bevel gear box. then looses the set screw on the input shaft of the tiller and oil it and hammer it so it is aligned with the other two pullys. You will need to eye-ball this several times to get it right. then the strap thing on top is probably belt down and needs straignten up a little, look at the owners manuel, then the arm that holds belt tensioner idler wheel maybe running cockeyed and you will need to put a new bushing in ot or bent the bolt so the idler arm runs ture. Just looked again your bracket to hold the spring is o.k. thats the way it was made. You are missing a belt guard but I took mie off to watch the belt and never put it bak on, there should be another ittle arm on the pivit point that the belt guard bolts on to

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jlasater
Well, after a little work, I got the pulley yanked off, cleaned up the shaft, pulley bore, and with anti-seize it slid back on into almost perfect alignment. I'm interested in getting the proper belt tensioner and other bits, but for now, it runs ALOT smoother.[A href='http://www.wheatfarm.com'][img src='http://198.237.72.26/tiller.jpg'][/a]

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MPH
I don't see the lift arm pivot like the older B series tillers had so maybe you can just slide your pulley over. When I retro-fitted my model W score to my 725 I had to revese the tiller pulley to get it to aline. looks like it tills real nice, look out wheat fields.......MPH

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