guide forks for Danco C2 mower

Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:39 pm

I am having trouble keeping the belt on my 42" Danco C2 mower. Found a great photo of the belt guide forks posted by Dogman. My mower has no forks. Is it worth making a pair or is a new belt likely to solve the problem? I have followed the suggestions on the forum and think I have the belt adjusted and tightened properly. The belt I am using is pretty raggedy. Thanks

Re: guide forks for Danco C2 mower

Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:48 am

If your belt is in poor condition, that's probably most of the problem. While you're replacing the belt, you might also add the guides.

Re: guide forks for Danco C2 mower

Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:37 am

I have about two years experience with my Cub tractor and C-2 mower (over twenty years with a Super A and implements including a Woods mower). My Cub mower came with only one of the belt guides you describe so I had another made. The C-2's belt is slack when the mower is raised. The belt's drive tension is set with the mower lowered and in operating position. The mower should NOT be operated in a position much above its cutting height because the belt will be slackened and, possibly, misaligned. The guides are easy to make and install. I see their function as to keep the belt on the mower pulley when the deck is raised and not powered.

Re: guide forks for Danco C2 mower

Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:50 am

You can probably buy that guide fork NOS. Just Google the part number and someone will have it. I bought one last year for my C3. If you need the part numbers, check the manuals sections above. Rotary Cutters (RC-1) has a complete breakdown on the C2 and C3 mowers.

Re: guide forks for Danco C2 mower

Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:41 pm

If the belt is ragged, it probably has some stretched/broken cords in it that are causing it to jump off.

All the guide forks will do for you in this case is give the belt a place to wedge under when it jumps off the next time.