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New Ferris 36" Walk Behind - Woo Hoo! (pics)


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If you need me to, I'll take pics tomorrow on how to use the breaker bar to "loosen" the belt. It helps when you need to raise or lower the blade and need to change the the upper/lower main pulley.

Also was his tip the rope on the hook of the spring and pull until it grips the eyehook?
Hey, that would be awesome because the illustration in the manual is pretty vague and I couldn't figure out what they are telling you to do.



And yes, he suggested using rope or trimmer line. I had some rope in the truck and it worked well, but I needed to use a stick to pry the hook into the eye hook once I had it pulled back far enough.
Then I had to cut the rope off because it tightened onto the spring hook too tightly to untie it.

I took pics - of course.
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Told you I took pics...


Belt off...





Belt back on...

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How about some VIDEO?!!!


(click image to go to Photobucket - you can click in the lower right corner to view full screen as well)




I hate doing this "lawn". It's a biweekly, so it's always too high to cut nicely.
I despise leaving a mess behind, but the clients are OK with it, so I do it - for now.
This back yard is LONG. The section I'm cutting in the video is about 1/4 of the entire length. There's a shed that breaks up the lawn, so I do the back section first, then I cut the remainder of the lawn.

Yes, the chute is up. There is nothing nearby to be damaged and no people in either of the neighboring yards, so I flip it up for this one. It allows the clippings to be dispersed more, rather than clumping up into a pile as I go.

This was a MOFO to cut with the 21" Toro last season. I mowed it the same way - side discharge and the little Toro would blow right through it, but the yard is just so big that it took forever.



Anyway, I just took the video to show my wife some of the crap I have to cut while I'm out. Maybe it will also inspire someone else who is busting their hump with a push mower to break down and get a real mower. LOL!
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Here ya go

The drive of the breaker bar goes into the square.


I use an additional breaker bar to get the pulley to the side. It's much much easier than only using the one breaker bar.


As your looking at the mower from the front, push it to the left. The belt will loosen, the spring will not so don't worry.


The pulley is now off. You don't have to take it off unless changing it, if you need to switch the pulley you can just put it where ya need it. I only took it off as a visual.


Bam, there ya go all done...


Hopefully this helps.
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Cool. Much appreciated and hopefully it will be of some help to someone who's just lurking as well.

When I bought it, the guy said something about "just pulling the belt up onto the upper pulley" for mowing in the upper height ranges. I was under the impression I could do so without tools, but according to the manual (from what I recall), I'd have to use the breaker bar.
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You could lower/raise the belt to the correct pulley by hand if needed. For a dealer to give that advice as the main way to do so is pretty odd. It's a pain in the arse. I forgot the breaker bar one day and had to mow at a lower than 3" height so I had to lower the belt by hand. It's the same concept as removing a belt from anything. It's much easier with the breaker bar.
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Meh. Looks like Photobucket haz me by teh ballz.

Most of my pics in the thread don't show now because they "exceed monthly bandwidth" and have "too many views".

Sheesh. If I want to keep using them, I guess I need to pay the $25 for a year, or $40 for 2 years to get the "Pro" account. (with unlimited bandwidth, etc.)
I'd say screw them and find another hosting site, but I've got several years worth of images with them, so it's easier to just cave in to their demands. Bastages.
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You could lower/raise the belt to the correct pulley by hand if needed. For a dealer to give that advice as the main way to do so is pretty odd. It's a pain in the arse. I forgot the breaker bar one day and had to mow at a lower than 3" height so I had to lower the belt by hand. It's the same concept as removing a belt from anything. It's much easier with the breaker bar.
if you are caught out in a pinch you can also use a ratchet strap to pull the pulley over I have used that when I picked up a mower for a belt problem so I could fix it in the field without help.
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Meh. Looks like Photobucket haz me by teh ballz.

Most of my pics in the thread don't show now because they "exceed monthly bandwidth" and have "too many views".

Sheesh. If I want to keep using them, I guess I need to pay the $25 for a year, or $40 for 2 years to get the "Pro" account. (with unlimited bandwidth, etc.)
I'd say screw them and find another hosting site, but I've got several years worth of images with them, so it's easier to just cave in to their demands. Bastages.
Do you have a web site or hosting for email. Also, most ISPs offer web space with internet service. This is one of the reasons I do not use free accounts, even Gmail is out.

Back on topic, I don't know if this will help you but when I had my old Dodge Shadow the alternator belt would slip off if it got wet and I didn't have any tools with me so I took off my leather belt (the one to hold up my pants) and pulled the alternator belt back onto the pulley. I imagine you could use a belt in the field to either pull against the spring or to even slip under the blade belt to move it onto the other pulley.
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Meh. Looks like Photobucket haz me by teh ballz.

Most of my pics in the thread don't show now because they "exceed monthly bandwidth" and have "too many views".

Sheesh. If I want to keep using them, I guess I need to pay the $25 for a year, or $40 for 2 years to get the "Pro" account. (with unlimited bandwidth, etc.)
I'd say screw them and find another hosting site, but I've got several years worth of images with them, so it's easier to just cave in to their demands. Bastages.
Get a gmail account and use their photo album. It's what I use. I haven't exceeded anything yet and I have a ton of pics there. It's free, and their photo editing is picnik...it's basic toughups but it's free.
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