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i have an ariens mini zoom 1540 it has a hard tike going up slopes even small ones the drive belt starts to slip, if i replace the belt a few times of usage it starts slipping again. i cant find anything on if you can tighten the belt does anyone have a suggestion?
 

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Park on your slope
leave the bypass valves closed ( drive position ) release the brake and give it a push
If the hydros are in good condition it will roll with a hard push then stop almost as soon as you let go
If it rolls a few feet the hydros are on their way out
If it races down the slope like Mulga Bill's bicycle then the hydros are shot
If it turns in a big arc, the outside hyro is shot.

They are good machines but getting on a bit in years now.
Considering just how strong the tension spring is I seriously doubt that the belts would slip

just a question on the belt slippage i have noticed that the belts do get glazed and it does make a belt squealing sound when on the slope, but i think i also read that could be from the hydros any thoughts?
 
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