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Picked up a tiller a couple weeks back - looks like it is in really good shape so I am guessing this is not a popular toy. Of course, no manual was with the unit. Therefore the reason for my questions and thus I am now looking for some assistance . . .

Went to our local dealer who was very helpful for the mounting bracket (centerback).

1. Belt Routing for the Tiller

John Deere calls it a Mule Drive but I am not sure the correct language for it on the MF.

Is is a seperate mule drive for the tiller or do you use the one for the snowblower? If so, does it come off the snow blower?

2. Second Problem - The belt

The belt I have is no good and the closest that I have be able to find is about 1" shorter (MF states that the belt is obsolete). Does anyone still make this belt?

Thanks for any/all responces.
 

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Check your belt for numbers. I used a gates belt on the one I had a few years ago. The mule gear on your massey has an ajustable pulley system to allow for slack or to tighten the belt. Also, did you get the shield that fits under the tractor from front to back. It has tracks in it for the belt to travel and also keeps the dirt out. Tom.
 

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Have you been to the site Agcopartsbooks.com

Sign in as guest, and search for 14 or 16 massey ferguson.

That'll show you the 550 tiller.

They don't show a mule drive, with the tiller, so i assume you use the one

for the deck.
 

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The tiller does run off the same pully as the mower deck.I believe it is also called the mule drive.It is a fairly long belt.It runs pretty much the whole length of the tractor back to the tiller.There is guard that runs under the tractor for the belt to ride in.I havn't hooked mine up yet so i'm not sure how it mounts.
 

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The tiller does run off the same pully as the mower deck.I believe it is also called the mule drive.It is a fairly long belt.It runs pretty much the whole length of the tractor back to the tiller.There is guard that runs under the tractor for the belt to ride in.I havn't hooked mine up yet so i'm not sure how it mounts.
Have you ever got to hooking your tiller up, using

the deck mule drive?

Any pics ?
 

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1/2 x 174"B profile belt. I bought it online from a company that has every belt size in 1" increments. There is a long pan that bolts underneath the tractor to keep the belt from flopping around. There is a pic somewhere online, don't remember where. BTW ALL the belts are 1/2" B profile. Most of the belts breaking on these are from using smaller sizes.
 
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