Looks like your belt guides are to far apart in the mower. Also post a short video of the front while it is running. Make sure that the belt is soft all the way around and doesn't have a hard spot or bent part from sitting to long. Just a couple of suggestions. Let us know how it works. Roger
Well, I adjusted the belt guides, they were definitely not correct. Made other adjustments to the guides on the front pulleys as well. All to no avail. It throws that belt randomly while under tension and throws it almost methodically when in transition from tension to slack.
I think it must be the belt. The belt is new but seems to be pretty firm and after some reading, the way that belt twists back around and underneath itself, a more pliable belt may be what is needed. The new belt it came with is a Dayco GPL Premium V belt L476. My conclusion is that I am going to need one of the Simplicity belts.
On a lighter note, since my wife is getting upset the lawn isn't mowed yet, I did get the plow on and level some small dirt mounds in the back field.
So I got that going for me, which is nice.
Any other pointers are greatly appreciated.
Other than that, it was a good day teaching my son a few new words Mom is not to hear.
Which one is the Mule Drive? The one off the engine, the deck or the two verticals that are side by side up front? It does seem like my issue starts with the two verticals up front. The belt is really chattery up there. Also, should I be able to remove the belt by hand when there is no tension from the lever? It just seems loose.