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Track drive MTD 8/26

Anyone have an idea how many foot/lbs on track tensioning eye bolt? It's a 1997 model
MTD 8/26, two-stage, track drive,
Model 317E742F352
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serial. 1H066B40122

Can't be much I wouldn't think.
One 3/8—16 bolt per side.

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I didn't find a place giving specs for your machine.
In my world I'd just get it tight and if I was worried I'd hit it with a drop or two of thread locker.

Couple tables if you search.

https://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-i...ed-Torque.aspx

23 if it's a grade 5 and 33 if it's a grade 8 lb/ft


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You should be able to find specs on MTD website. I believe it is not listed as ft-lbs, but by belt flex when pushing on it with so much pressure.
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You should be able to find specs on MTD website. I believe it is not listed as ft-lbs, but by belt flex when pushing on it with so much pressure.
I would think this is the answer if it's anything like the track machines I've worked on.

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Snug without being tight.

Yamaha lists 11 lb weight in the middle and 1/3 to 1/2 inch deflection.

Gentle push of the hand in the middle is a good rule of thumb (er hand)

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There should 1/2" deflection in the middle with 15# of force - per MTD.
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