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Greenfield mower chain tension

The chain drive on my greenfield mower is very slack. how do i tension it?

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Take chain off -- lay on floor --pull taught end to end push together --if it flexes more that one quarter of a inch --chain is worn --replace chain--also see how deep chain sits on sproket--- if sits too deep sprokets are wore and need replacing

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is this a troy bilt and have you just replaced the front drive belt if so if the belt is a pix belt then you need to take it back you need a belt that is oem onley i know this for a fact i have tore up some ones hood if you havent done any of this then ck the pulley were the front and back belt goes on thats called a varspeed pulley i have had them lock up some times thay go out or the bearings on them go out and you can bearings them let me know if you need any thing ill help you

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SOURCE: Replaced Mower Deck Drive Belt.

Yes, there is an idler arm with a pulley that presses either inward or outward against the belt to tension it. In some JD mowers, the arm is tensioned by pulling on a long metal rod that latches near the edge of the mower deck, but without the model number I can't be more precise about that. Just look for that extra pulley and arm it's mounted on -- you'll see a tension spring, and you should also see a way to pull the arm away from the spring to place it under tension. Good luck!

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Hello Mate, I know its been awhile since you posted but the deck pulley has a left hand thread. hope this helps.

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SOURCE: I need a diagrahm of a belt drive greenfield ride

Go to this website, upper right hand corner and do a parts look up. Search for your model and that good stuff they ask of you and then choose mower housing should be there, browse the site it's really cool and has a lot of info.
I did a sample search for generic riding mower deck and found great diagram of belt routing. Give it a try you will find same results Good Luck! Don't forget the thumbs!

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