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    318 - front electric pto question

    Just installed the new (to me) Ogura front pto. set the air gap at .018" per instruction sheet. torqued the v-belt pulley retaining bolt with cupped spring washer to 30-35 ft/lb. Before torquing this bolt I could barely rotate the pulley by hand. Not being able to rotate the pulley just about make impossible to get the belt on over the pulley. This does not seem to be normal?



    Any thoughts??

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    They do have a brake incorporated in the design whose purpose is to aid in stopping the mower blades quicker. This might be what you are experiencing.
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    I always get the belt on the pulleys before I hook up any of the mechanical lift arms etc.
    Also make sure the mule is properly set and working freely before you start.
    Also make sure you have a real JD belt by part number.

    The PTO mule (QH 46 blower and 51 brush) for the 318 requires a 34 inch belt and the additional AL pulley.

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