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Hi,
I was racing to beat the dark coming last night to get my grass cut. I was moving forward and the tractor just stopped . It was running but not moving.
This is a hydro drive. I looked behind tractor and noticed a large broken spring on ground. Could this be the reason for what happened?
Wondered if anyone has had similar issue? Can't tell where this spring was attached to.
THis is a HXL 14-38 Toro.
Sure appreciate any imput. I need to get this thing going tonight to finish cutting my hayfield! Tom
 

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Hi Bent and welcome, sounds like a drive belt came off - but i am sure someone who knows more than i can make a more informed prognosis... just wanted to say :Welcome1:
 

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I agree. Sounds like the drive belt for the hydros slipped off. Could be the tensioner spring slipped right off the assy. Im sure that spring was under lot's of tension......

I agree, someone more familiar with that model will chime in. Hope you get it fixed.
 

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Hey thanx for the reply. That broken spring I found,might be for the idler pulley tensioner for the Drive belt? I'll have to jack up rear of tractor and see if that's where it goes. Tom
 

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Hello--I answerd your quest in the original intro post--but --yes--that spring 99% probably, goes to the idler puller for the drive belt system...However, please also--check the entire belt and pulley system for abnormalities....
You can download manuals for your machine from the TORO website, if you do not have them...Parts can be bought from a dealer or outside sources on the 'net...


Can you get to the drive belt (engine to tranny --to eyeball it??) That is your first step...
 

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Hey all,
Thanx to your advice,and the use of the online manual!. I had it fixed in 5 minutes. Even got to finish my mowing before it got dark! It was the spring that holds the idler pulley tension. Sure appreciate it! Tom
 
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