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1025r with Mauser cab.
I was wondering the same thing......It appears the idler pulley bracket might be bent, but I don't know that machine well enough to know what its supposed to look like. The pulleys do appear to be at "unusual angles", to say the least.What part do you think is bent? Did you take the belt off or did it come off?
On belt driven equipment the “shear pin” is the belt, it will slip easily if something stops the blades.
How many hours are on your machine? It looks super clean!
If stopping the blades damaged the idler pulley with "Blunt Force Trauma", then there are other concerns.
If the idler pulley bracket is bent as a result of the blades stopping violently, well....................
Generally, the spindles will either bend or even break. No question, such an impact directly to the blade is likely to have seriously wounded the spindle bearings, at a minimum.
Really, until the deck is removed, the blades and underside of the deck inspected, everything else is purely speculation. Since the spindle bears the shock directly, that is where I would start.