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HB212 PTO mule drive

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RJA

Need some help. I have an HB212 with a 48 inch mower deck that I can't seem to get the tension on the mule PTO drive belt to work properly. Last year it ran and worked just fine. I recently used the tiller ( without deck of course) and re-installed the deck and it will not adjust properly. I replaced the belt (29 1/4) and can get it to tighten enough to run the mower, However it is in the disengage position rather than the engage position. As a note last year I had to replace the magneto which required doing quite a bit of dis-assembly. Not sure or don't remember if I disconnect anything with the mid PTO or if I used the mower after I re-assembled the engine and the drive shaft. Can someone provide me with some instructions on how to adjust now reassemble the mule drive/idler pulley. I have the manual but it not much help now that have have it apart. I also read on another thread that the tension spring has two points of attachment which I might have moved. Any help would be appreciated.

Bob

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bowhunt4life

Did you pull the handle back that is under the rear axle. That handle should have a spring on it that pulls the mule drive back and puts tension on the deck belt?

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dentwizz

That should not be an issue. The cross drive belt will only stretch so far. The little sliding spring on the engagement pulley assembly rocker should be set to have a certain amount of compression. The exact amount is numerated in the factory manual. Sometimes my B10 one(same unit) needs a little tap with the heel of my shoe on the cover to make it settle.

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