Model #SP24H48YT SOUTHERN STATES Lawn, Tractor

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can you tighten belts SP24H48YT Southern States Tractor

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Hello, I can defiantly understand your concern in proper installation. I did locate some information that can be very helpful to view I have attached the link below. Hope it helps while you wait for the experts response.

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maira -
May 11, 2013
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Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your question about tightening the belts on your Southern States Tractor. I am so sorry to hear you are having problems with it going up hill. That has to be extremely inconvenient when you are trying to get the lawn cut. I will be happy to help you with the solution to this problem. Your question didn't indicate if you have a copy of the owner's manual. There are two sections in there that directly refer to this situation. I have included the link for you to review the manual online.

Owner's Manual for Southern States Tractor model SP24H48YT.

The first part is on page 17 which deals with operating the tractor on hills. Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.  It states not to drive up or down hills with a slope greater than 15 degrees. If your lawn has hills that steep, that may add to the problem.  Use the slope guide on page 35 to determine if this is the issue.

The second part of your question was if the belts could be tightened. On page 22 it states the belts are not adjustable. If the belts are slipping from wear, they need to be replaced. I have included the links to order the belts for you.

Ground drive belt for Southern States tractor model SP24H48YT.
Primary mower belt for Southern States tractor model SP24H48YT.
Secondary mower belt for Southern States tractor model SP24H48YT.

I hope this answers your question. If I can be of any further assistance, please respond to this thread. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business.

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
May 11, 2013
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