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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:49 pm 
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OK, so I have a lawn tractor with a belt drive. Belt broke a couple of months ago. Took nearly six weeks to get a replacement and now I can't figure out how to get the damn thing on. Anyone know anyone that does house call lawn tractor repairs? I need to get someone in here to get this ^%^$*%(^(* belt on so I can get a last lawn mow and leaf sweep done.

HELP!?!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:13 pm 
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There's a local outfit called 'Mobile Mower Repair' or something to that effect, not sure how far they'd travel. Can't be that difficult to get a belt on!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:35 am 
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Just_George wrote:
There's a local outfit called 'Mobile Mower Repair' or something to that effect, not sure how far they'd travel. Can't be that difficult to get a belt on!


With the arthritis in my thumbs and knees, yeh, it's that hard. Thanks for the pointer. I'll try to find them.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:26 am 
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Do you have a trailer that can transport the mower? If so, bring it over and I can fix it...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:09 pm 
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Just_George wrote:
Do you have a trailer that can transport the mower? If so, bring it over and I can fix it...


I have a trailer that could probably hold it but I don't have a clue how I would get it loaded. Have to go buy some type of ramp.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:09 pm 
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Where are you? Could a few of us just pick it up and put it in your trailer?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:58 pm 
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Brant Fries wrote:
Where are you? Could a few of us just pick it up and put it in your trailer?


Brant,

Probably but, at that point, some one of those people here to do the lifting could probably figure out how to put the belt on and eliminate the need to get it on the trailer in the first place. :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:38 pm 
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Brant Fries wrote:
Where are you? Could a few of us just pick it up and put it in your trailer?


Would be easier for someone to take my trailer out there and bring the mower back here. I don't have time at the moment to do that, but I can make time to get the belt on if someone can make the mower magically appear at my house...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:04 am 
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Just_George wrote:
Brant Fries wrote:
Where are you? Could a few of us just pick it up and put it in your trailer?


Would be easier for someone to take my trailer out there and bring the mower back here. I don't have time at the moment to do that, but I can make time to get the belt on if someone can make the mower magically appear at my house...


Dave,

I appreciate the offer and that may be a solution. I'll try to call you in the next 24 to time it out but things are getting tight as I am travelling soon. May have to wait for a week or so.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:09 am 
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I live up in Howell but had the same issue two years ago with my Toro zero turn. I tried fixing numerous things but it would still not charge the battery. I called around to mobile places because I had no way of delivering the mower. I talked to a guy in Okemos that does mobile stuff and he actually offered to just come pick it up and take it back to his shop as long as I would work around his schedule (i.e. "next time I'm in the Howell area I will come get it") which was fine. Ended up not costing nearly as much as I had planned.

I would suggest looking into those mobile shops. The guy did great work for a fair price.


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