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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Kraig McConaughey "Keeper of the Photos" (Kmcconaughey) on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 03:29 pm:

Nick, if there is any rust at all in the discharge chute and the throat area leading to the discharge chute it will easily plug up. I make sure that area on my QA42 is kept rust free. To further prevent plugging I paint it with graphite paint which makes the surface really slippery. If you have a farm supply store nearby they should carry it. It is available in brush on and spray on. The brush on type has a higher graphite content so I recommend getting that but it's nice to have a spray can on hand for quick touch ups as it is a wearable surface coating. I keep both types on hand. One brand name is Slip-Plate.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy nick agostino (Nagostino) on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 03:16 pm:

Thanks Kraig. sorry about the incorrect forum. I will try adjusting those bolts further. It just didn't seem like I had enough tension. But then again the snow was wet when I tried it last. An these things seem to notoriously clog up in wet snow. Thanks again.

Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy Kraig McConaughey "Keeper of the Photos" (Kmcconaughey) on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:59 pm:

Nick, your post belongs in the main IH Cub Cadet Forum area. This is the forum for IH Cadet Lawn Tractors. However, that looks more like a CW-36 or a CC-36 or a CC-42 snow thrower, NOT a QA42. The models I listed above do not have a separate belt tension adjust mechanism. You have to loosen the 4 bolts, two on each side of the gear box, then move the gear box mounting plate to the desired belt tension then tighten the bolts.

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Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)View Post/Check IPDelete PostEdit PostBy nick agostino (Nagostino) on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 12:37 pm:

I think I am missing a component. Is there a belt tension part missing or am I not looking at the right diagram? Anyone familiar with these snow throwers.

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