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Old 05-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Not quite automotive. I have a Murray lawn tractor with a 17 HP engine and a hydrostatic drive. When under load, such as pulling a dethatcher, the drive belt slips and the tractor won't move. I was wondering if it might be a belt issue or a transmission problem. Any ideas?

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There's two belts on the mower, Change the one that drives the hyd. motor not the one that drives the blades.

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I know there are two belts. One for the blades and one for the drive. I was wondering if there could be a problem with the drive itself and not the belt. The belt looks fine and the tension seems correct.
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sounds like it might be the rear end you might feel the rear axel and see if it is getting hot
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