Hustler raptor drive belt jumping off.

JeffArnold

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Figured out a way to keep my drive belt from jumping off on my hustler raptor. I noticed the black plastic fans above my transmissions were bent upward towards the drive belt, dealer said solution to that was to replace, that means you’re in for a lot of labor and he said that’s all you could do, I beg to differ, I took my heat gun and heated each plastic blade on both fans one blade at a time and then I would hold downward on the blade with a cool wet rag until blade cooled in place, it worked, now the blades are more downward like they should be and no longer upward pushing my belt off
 

hlw49

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Check the hydro mounting brackets to see if they are broken and or the mounting bolts are loose or missing. If the brackets are bent or broken the make a bracket kit to correct the problem. New brackets are much heavier.
 

clubairth

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I have posted this multiple times. If your throwing belts check that your mower has the correct Hydro braces installed and that all the bolts are tight. Here is a picture with part numbers and EVERY Raptor should have these upgraded brackets if your machine did not come with them. Very simple to install and it will eliminate your problems.

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