Any of these will destroy the belt composition in a very short time. A new belt, or one in good condition, should never run against the bottom of the groove. Replace a belt that shows signs of severe cuts, tears, separation, weather checking and cracking, or burns caused by slipping. When transporting on another vehicle, the tractor should be facing forward and it must be secured. Touch-up sharpening can be done with a file.
Test again by moving the control levers forward and backward before returning them to the neutral position.
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Keep them sharp, a dull blade will tear rather than cut the grass, leaving a brown ragged top on the grass within a few hours. The parking brake is not designed to hold the tractor on steep slopes. This additive, available from your Hustler dealer, will increase the performance life of the hydraulic system components. Such routine maintenance, whether performed by a dealer or by you, is at your expense. Initial oil change is after 5 hours of operation.