Ok guysbought a fixer upper like /diy suggestedBelts are a bit worn so replaced them and some pulleys worn replaced tooDropped the deck off and cleaned up. When reattached the Baldes are engaging on startWhen the cutting height is at its lowest its fine but when up high it chokes outSeems like im forever adjusting back and forth. No answers on Google..not even belt diagrams for referenceLocal mower centres don't want to know as it isnt from them or newWheres the go to for help?Im adjusting the deck forward now but was told thats a big no noBut I don't know where else to adjust
>>1644865If you expect an answer that applies to your mower, you should at least give the model.Even better of clear pics of where you reassembled it wrong with the wrong parts.
>>1644865can this thing even be a 'fixer upper'? i bought a brand new john deere a few years ago and the tranny is shot after less than 100 hours. a new tranny is $500. and parts are not available anymore (the input shaft & ball bearing and the damaged bevel gear).
>>1644888ThanksWasnt sure if it was so specificIts a 40'' mountfield 2005Nothing assembled incorretly..just a few issues with getting the right balance between belt too loose and too tightDoes that mean adjusting belt from engage lever, or deck back and forth>>1644931Are the mower ride on market just a giant scam area. Designed to fail so quickly?
>>1645106no one got any tipsit isn't the model in the picture, it's too new, didnt have a picture of mine
>>1645106>no one got any tipsbecause you gave a brand and year but not a modelI looked on the Mountfield site but without a model number there's no way of knowing which one is yours.
>>1644865>needing a ride on mowerLmfao just get a push mower and let most of it turn into fields. Bonus points if you fence it in and run some goats or a cow/horse
>>1645838Its under the castelgarden range it seems was the confusionthe model is xt160I got diagrams but it doesn't show any settings or measurements or tension advice. No downloads on manufacturer website it doesn't workCant find any information online at all even genericAny advice you have is appreciated or direction to be looking
>>1646106you've either got it timed incorrectly, blades on backwards. or the blades not orientated properly. more likely a bit of everythingbelts are kind of a work or not thing. you're chasing the wrong rabbit
>>1646112thanks guybut i havent touched the blades or the timing.They stayed on the deck, just the deck which was moved outthe belts are simply too tight, and when I adjust I switch between being too tight and then too loose on the pulleys, and wonder if there is a way to know what way to adjust
>>1645841>needThere’s that word again.I use a riding mower for my 0.3 acre property because I like to drink beer and enjoy the heady aroma of grass clippings and exhaust fumes while I lazily do a spiral in 2nd gear. Murrica.
>>1646106>xt160Adjust deck height using nuts and lock nuts on pic related.Adjust blade engagement by adjusting cable or rod length connected to lever on right side of seat.
>>1646343Seems like thats rightWas told not to touch heightIs it simply a case of back and forth til its correct? Tried to talk to an 'expert' and they said its too much workIs it difficult, or experience to know whats the right height. How do you know what to adjust it againstJust to what 'feels right'?
>>1646390how did we stop an say .. wait reread this title .. Dont worry dont buy that garage lots a money ..for shit K like OP ^ it Stolen Econ, an folk , we need folk trying here.....JUST .. STOP . BUYING STOLEN GOODS OK
>>1646390>Just to what 'feels right'?yes
>>1644865>>1646106I tried to find the belt diagrams for you but the website doesnt seem to work
You've got something on there wrong. I don't know what, but the best should get looser when it's raised, not tighter. If it's stalling the engine, then I'm guessing you're rubbing something under the frame when putting it up.