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So I was mowing the neighbors yard when I caught a piece of pipe sticking which trashed one of the belts. I replaced the belt and I must have done something wrong as the new belt went into shreds in only about a half hrs use. I ordered another belt Question is What am I doing wrong?? I love the way these decks mow and want this next one to work proper as they are kind of a pain to drop the deck and replace. Thanks for any input
 

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A few things to check:

* Did you check the splines on the pulleys carefully, and make sure that they weren't damaged?

* Did you reset the spring tension on the belt? (and lube/antisieze it up so the hub could slide properly)

* How was the bearing play? Sometimes looseness in the hub bearings can cause the belt to walk up or down and get into the upper/lower flanges on the pulleys
 
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I will look at the spindles and check everything when the belt arrives and I have time to put back together I know that the spindle turns easily though cause I did check that.
 

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do you happen to have any 3-point or rear pto parts for a 1855? I'm missing pulleys for the pto and the lift cylinder, top link, and control lever for the 3-point.
I have a complete PTO set up and rear 3 point hitch set up for a 1655/1855. Thanks.
 

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So the belt came and I cleaned up the decks old belt debris installed the new one and I turned the spindle. I notice that the belt is riding high like the outer spindle is at an angle which will trash this belt also. So I am going to look it over good tomorrow if I have a chance and see why and what is causing belt to the top of center spindle the other belt doesn't move from center so I am guessing the problem is somewhere in the new belts outer spindle
 

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You can use a straight edge to check alignment. Adjust tension per manual. Then tighten the 4 bolts that hold the spindle to the deck. These bolt can not be left loose during operation.

Causes for belt to run high

1. Bearing is bad (looseness in shaft)

2. Deck housing is bent where spindle attaches.

3. Excess belt tension
 
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