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post #1 of 21 Old 01-28-2018, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Is this right?

Helping out a friend. The belt guard, whatever it's called, was on the hole just below the one you see it in now. I don't know if he had it in the wrong hole, or not.

However, it just didn't seem right there. I moved it up to where it's at, and seems better placed, I just want to know if it's ok where it's at. Seems ok to me, just wanted opinions.


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Can`t see a thing . Now I see it . Looks like either hole would work but if you use the lower hole, I would flip the guard up.

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Belt keeper likely goes on the lower hole (where it was before) IMO
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OK, lower hole. I'll move it tomorrow and see how it fits. It was on the lower hole with a stack of washers building it up, looked ridiculous. I have to change the belts, I'll do that all at once.

I'll fool with it tomorrow.

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I forgot to mention, this is a mid 90s version Toro 7-24. The engine was replaced with a Briggs 11.5 TQ snow blower motor. Originally had a tech. 8HP.
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My vote is for where you have it now, it is better positioned to keep the belts from jumping the grooves.

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How does the machine operate with the way the belt guides are now? If it operates the way it should now you could switch the guide and see if it changes. As long as the belts do not cause creep in the auger or transmission, I would leave it. Just my opinion.
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the belt is not rubbing on that guide , is it? looks good there unless you can find a diagram of this area online.

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I was going to guess that you had it right, but on this 724 Tecumseh drawing it shows the other.
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How does the machine operate with the way the belt guides are now? If it operates the way it should now you could switch the guide and see if it changes. As long as the belts do not cause creep in the auger or transmission, I would leave it. Just my opinion.
I'm not sure. The guy's my best friend, but UUUUUUGHHH! He ran the thing without the belt guard, and with the guide in the wrong place, BEHIND the belts. As a result, the belts are all chewed up and he tells me "it didn't work right". What did you expect? I'm going to change the belts, and make adjustments if needed then try to run it a little, see how it does.

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