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    JD D130 Mower Belt Adjustment

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    I own a John Deere D130 riding mower. The mower blade belt needs adjusting but I canít find any way to do it. The bracket on the deck which holds the cable does not have adjustment screws like all the diagrams and videos show. The bracket on my mower deck is welded solid. Even the diagram in my operatorís manual shows a picture of the bracket with no screws. The manual mentions the possible need for belt adjustment, but doesnít say how. Can anyone help?

    Sgt. Mac

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    Which deck do you have... 42", 48" or 54"?
    2012 2720 -- 200CX Loader -- 54" Quick Attach Snow Blower -- Frontier LR5060 Rake -- Land Pride RB1660 Blade (Hydraulic Angle) -- Artillian 42" Forks -- Ken's Bolt on Grab Hooks -- Fit Rite Hydraulic top-link -- 2013 X500 for mowing duties

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Which deck do you have... 42", 48" or 54"?
    I have the 42Ē deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Mac View Post
    I have the 42Ē deck.
    I found a manual that talks about adjusting the tension on the 42-inch deck.

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    Unless the belt is slipping it shouldn't need adjustment.

    Some systems with a fixed mounting point normally have an adjustable cable. This is a long threaded section at one end with some jam nuts.

    Note my old 2005 L108 with a 42" deck had the same adjuster as pictured.
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    The old style cable bracket that had 2 slotted holes has been replaced by a welded on non adjustable bracket. So.. There is no adjustment. The belt is not supposed to be banjo string tight. The deck should start to engage with the handle about 1/2 way. If it starts to engage further towards the end of its stroke then the belt is worn and stretched.

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