Resident Man Of Many Hats
So I was gifted a John Deere Saber 2354hv the other day. Starts right up, runs flawlessly, has a little over 400 hours on it. Its in great shape but has a drive issue. When first started it will drive with no problem at all, a few forward and reverse attempts will get it to the point where it wont move at all and this happens very quickly. Let it sit for a bit, try again, same thing. I'm assuming the belt is loose and just gets hot and starts to slip but I don't see any smoke at all from underneath like I'd expect from a belt that's slipping. I don't know a whole heck of a lot about the drive system, are there any adjustments or other things I should do first before picking up a belt? Anyway to make sure the trans isn't simply trash? Seems like a nice little mower and its built well, I'd really love to get it going.