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I've replaced the traction drive belt on my Deere LTR180, in

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Hi, I've replaced the traction drive belt on my John Deere LTR180, in doing so I've removed a very long spring that runs from the front of the mower (under the engine) to another point. I can't find in the owners manual (or remember) where the other anchor point is for the spring.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Yours should be just like this LTR166. See link above, showing the spring placement points.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've fitted the short spring as shown in the diagram. I've searched through the owners manual and parts listings to find where is much longer spring is to fit but it isn't shown or listed?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Spring shown in attached file.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Only spring even close is the brake spring in link above. Where did you find spring? It was attached? Does the drive work?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was attached, just tested mower drives fine. Now fitting mower deck and will test. If it works I'm stumped as to what it could be for!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Are you the original owner? It may have been an extra spring someone added for more tension on drive or brake.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I see question is still open, did you determine if it needed this spring?