RM48 deck belt routing improvement

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Re: RM48 deck belt routing improvement

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Just a quick update:

With the new high lift blades and a belt that is not slipping, this deck now puts out A LOT of air!

It is precisely the improvement that I was hoping for. When I run down the leaf filled street now, It leaves a perfect clean sweep behind and throws the leaves five and six feet off the road out into the underbrush. Just exactly what I was hoping for.

Meanwhile hooked up to the leaf vacuum, I did four loads in big heavy oak leaves including some sticks and twigs and debris, and never got a clogged discharge chute a single time. That is a first.

Woo hoo!
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Re: RM48 deck belt routing improvement

Post by Jancoe »

Great improvements I'd say. I feel the same way as you. The oem tensioner pulley is in the wrong spot. At any given time I can grab and easily spin one of the outer blades with just a finger or two. This is definitely on my list of deck upgrades. I always felt that my pullies were slipping on the belt. My rm48 needs some service as there is quite a bit of slop in the mule assembly and hope to fix it up in time for spring. Thanks for the idea.

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