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Gtx 1054 and snow blower problem

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Hi. I have a new GTX1054 Cub Cadet tractor. I bought the MTD 2 stage snow blower, 190-032. I installed the set and everything went on basically with out a problem. The problem is the final belt, spindle to blower is way too loose. It barely touches the sprung twin idler pulleys.

I checked the belt number and it is correct for my application. The last thing I can think of is the little blurb in the blower installation instructions about 700 series tractors. Which number do I use to determine if this is a 700 series tractor? Do I use the serial number or the model number?

It seems the 700 series set up would move the ilder assembly back about an inch and that might take up the improper slack in the spindle to blower belt. I set it up for the non 700 series tractor, using all four mount pins and it doesn't work, the belt is way too loose. Thanks for any help on this.

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Since it's the MTD snowblower, the 700 Series tractors they are talking about are these:

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And that design is quite similar to your GTX1054. I'd give the other configuration a shot!
That sucks - they wouldn't even talk you through it over the phone? Well, good luck, and let us know how it goes. The LT market is saturated with MTD, so its stands to reason that they'd make a snowblower that'd fit more than a couple models. A lot of the LTs out there now are virtually identical except for cosmetic differences.
OOOOOOOOHH!!!! I'm cringing right now! I hate finger wounds - and I've done so many drum brakes that have similar springs....that EXACT scenario has happened to me several times. I feel your pain. Take care of that wound by getting some seat time in the snow! :)

Congrats and gettin' her figured out!
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