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    Default 617 disc mower

    Hope I am in the right place to post a question. My first time in.

    I have a 617 disc mower that I need to replace the belt. I am having difficulty in discovering where or how to adjust the belt tension. Obviously I need to release the tension on the belt to remove it and replace with a new one.

    Any words of wisdom would be appreciate. Thanks.

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    Default Re: 617 disc mower

    Quote Originally Posted by tubby3 View Post
    Hope I am in the right place to post a question. My first time in.

    I have a 617 disc mower that I need to replace the belt. I am having difficulty in discovering where or how to adjust the belt tension. Obviously I need to release the tension on the belt to remove it and replace with a new one.

    Any words of wisdom would be appreciate. Thanks.
    There is a eyebolt and a big spring and nut that is connected on the big pully it is right on the other side of the belt covers right near where the pto shaft hooks to the cutter

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    Default Re: 617 disc mower

    Thanks. I tried to loosen that but no luck. Maybe I need to try to move the "ear" that the bolt is hooked to or make sure the mower is resting on the ground level. Thanks again.

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    Default Re: 617 disc mower

    Quote Originally Posted by tubby3 View Post
    Thanks. I tried to loosen that but no luck. Maybe I need to try to move the "ear" that the bolt is hooked to or make sure the mower is resting on the ground level. Thanks again.
    You usually get some slack there and then probably walk the belts off and on the pullys 1 at a time. Ken Sweet
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    Default Re: 617 disc mower

    That's what I did not do. Thanks. I'll try that tomorrow.

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    Default Re: 617 disc mower

    Quote Originally Posted by tubby3 View Post
    That's what I did not do. Thanks. I'll try that tomorrow.
    it should be a power beilt on yhat cutter not four seperate belts

    but yea try and move the ear the tie bolt is connected to if it wont move you need to free it up because on my 616 if the nut is backed off to the end of the threads the belt just falls on and off

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