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Rototiller belt configuration

I have an older 18'' rear-tine rototiller Make S?????? Model 60 4034 1 with 5hp B&S engine, and I can not figure out how the belts should be routed through the pulleys and idlers. I can not identify the Make and therefore can not get a schematic or diagram showing the correct belt layout.

There are 2 belts, 1 which drives forward and reverse and the 2nd engages the tines. The rototiller did not work when I bought it. I have crossed the old belts to new but they do not work or were wrong or on incorrectly, etc. How do I find out the right belts to use and how to put them on?

Can anyone advise the MAKE from the Model number so I can track down a diagram or get the correct parts, or suggest how best to route the belts, measure the belts, etc?


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Seems to be a fairly common problem with these units. If the big pulley is turning which I assume it is as the drive wheels work, it is most likely a problem in the gear box. The shift mechanism in these units leave a lot to be desired. You can try to repair it your self or take it to a service center. Labor will be high due to the amount of time required to separate the engine and transmission.

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