Jump to content
Richard H

Replacing the deck belt on a Wheelhorse R26

Recommended Posts

Hi folks,

 

I'm new to the forum and apologies in advance if I'm commiting any faux pas. :-) I'm the happy owner of a 1970s Wheelhorse R26 (Model 2-2651 / Serial 113246 / Amnor N.V. Oevel Belgium), affectionally known as Betty. The mower that is, not me ;-)

 

Betty has had a new engine - years before my ownership - and a year or so ago, I had to replace the belt on the deck. I managed to find a belt from a local mower place, but I've never been 100% happy with how well the machine ran since doing it. This replacement belt is now coming off, so while the mower makes an excellent run around in the garden, Betty's prime job as lawn mower leaves something to be desired :-D

 

So, two questions - and I'm really grateful for any help you can provide.

 

  1. Does anyone have a scanned copy of the R26 manual so I can check the belt run?
  2. Does anyone have any advice about what belt I should be using? The one I got from the shop was a reasonable fit, but I noticed using the lever to put the blades into cutting mode was not as good as the old belt.

 

Thanks for reading and any advice gratefully received!

 

Thanks,
Richard

 

Edited by Richard H
Missed model number

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  First off, :WMOM:Richard.

 

  I don't have any details for you, but it you visit our sister forum, https://www.wheelhorseforum.com/ You should find the info' you require in the manuals section. :thumbs:

   

  How about introducing yourself in the introduction section on here. Tell us a little about yourself and where you are. Who knows, there maybe a member/members near you.

 

 BTW. We do like photo's of members machinery. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Stormin,

 

Thanks for the welcome! :D I'll go post something in intros after this. I'm a bit further down the country that you: I'm just outside Nottingham.

 

I had a good look on that site and other parts of t'interwebs for a manual. I must be looking in the wrong place as I've yet to get my paws on an actual chassis guide or similiar. I can find one for attachments and the engine, but sadly, not the bit I'm looking for. I've been searching using the R26 or 2-2651, but no joy as yet!

 

As to a photo, would a video be okay? :) It's not the original engine, but everything else seems pretty old school. What happened to the original engine I've no idea, but given the age of the mower, I'm impressed by the build quality. BTW, apologies for the lawn damage: I'm going to give my two rescue greyhounds a firm look to killing the grass off :-)

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is for the R26 model 2-2641, should be nearly identical. The seller is a great guy.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/wheel-horse-tractor-r26-parts-manual-or-orig-owners-manual/272903403160?hash=item3f8a4f7698:g:l9IAAOSwdjdZ8qcz

I included a parts list for the 2-2651, there were no drawings, your best bet is to buy the eBay manual and compare it to the parts list in the picture

Tractor 1970 R-26 2-2651 RER TPL.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/1/2019 at 8:07 PM, Stormin said:

 Funny you mention greyhounds. Just said to s.w.m.b.o. I think I'll get a greyhound. Keep flippin' cats out the garden.

 

Greyhounds have a lovely nature (although I may be biased!) and there's a charity called Greyhound Gap who do a lot for rehoming. As to getting one, yes, they do have a rather good chase reflex, so be wary if there's cats and/or squirrels in your garden. Oh, and talking of gardens, if your lawn and flowerbeds are a source of pride.... be warned that a full speed greyhound cares not for your horticulture :-D

On 9/2/2019 at 5:34 AM, HeadExam said:

I included a parts list for the 2-2651, there were no drawings, your best bet is to buy the eBay manual and compare it to the parts list in the picture

Tractor 1970 R-26 2-2651 RER TPL.pdf 283.33 kB · 1 download

 

Thanks for the suggestions - much appreciated! In a dig through the web and on the site - including what you've kindly shared - I note the belt is part "8430 V BELT". Just a case of finding a modern equivalent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Is there an Eriks near you? Do belts, bearings etc? I use Eriks in Carlisle. Find them very good.

 

 As to getting a greyhound, I was just pulling the better half's leg. Lost the last of my Border Collies end of last year. Very doubt full we'll be getting any more due to our ages. More specifically mine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never heard of Eriks but I regularly use the on line mail order service from Simply Bearings. Belts, bearings chains, oil seals and a lot more.

Good prices and fast service. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...