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cub cadet track adjustment

I just bought A 3X 26 TRAC snow thrower and I see that the track on the right side is having a small issue. The track drive lugs are catching on back side of the auto-tensioner wheel when I move the machine in forward or reverse. It is catching and making quite a loud pop-pop-pop each time a drive lug passes over the auto-tensioner. Does anyone know if there Is there any way to adjust the auto-tensioner away from the inside of the machine and away from the drive lugs? Or any literature on track adjustments? There are none in the manual.
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Well i guess i have forgotten my manners. Please Let me start over: Hello everyone, I am a new snow thrower owner from a small town in central NY called Mexico... (Yes he said Mexico, NY.) Maybe you have heard of it, we are well known for our intense lake effect snow. We used to have our driveway plowed but i was sick of the huge piles and the lawn damage, along with some other issues that i will spare you, so 7 or 8 years ago i decided to buy a snow thrower. With no prior knowledge of these machines i decided to buy a craftsman 2 stage at the sears store. I was quite happy with it and it is still running as a matter of fact, but the last couple of years it was really showing its age so this year i decided to up-grade to this cub cadet 26" with the track system. Unfortunately i did not know about this forum prior to my purchase or i might have gone a different rout, but it was on sale so i jumped. the machine seems solid and i am looking forward to trying it out, (no snow here yet). Anyway, that's me, sorry for jumping right in asking for help. glad to be a part of this forum.
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Hi and welcome to the forum!
Found this on page 21 of the owners manual for your model.

"Continuous Tracks
The snow thrower is equipped with an autotensioner
on both the left and right sides.
The system is designed to maintain constant
tension on both tracks. However, if the snow
thrower fails to propel itself because the track
wheel is “jumping” drive lugs, the tracks are
too loose and are in need of adjustment. See
an authorized Service Dealer to have the tracks
properly adjusted. See Figure 4-13."

Looks like this is a dealer adjustment only. Suggest you contact your nearest servicing dealer so they can make the proper adjustment.

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Thank you Zavie, I appreciate the response. I did read this information in the manual. i like to work on and fix things myself if it isn't too difficult (along with saving some $$ that i really do not have a-lot to throw around). I was hoping that with the large community that we have, maybe someone else here has had a similar issue or perhaps some knowledge about these track systems before i have to throw in the towel and take it back to the dealer. Thanks again.
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