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Lawnmower decks are largely interchangeable. Engines will swap without issue. However, blades and drive systems may differ.
A small, 1/2-acre lawn is suited to a deck size of 40 inches or fewer. If your lawn is 1/2 to 2 acres, then a riding mower with a deck that is 42 to 48 inches wide would be appropriate. If the lawn is 3 acres or larger, the deck should be at least 50 inches wide.
Determine Mower Deck Size

For homeowners with one and a half to three acres to mow, a mower with a cutting deck between 42” to 48” is a good size. Over three acres, you`ll want something larger. Before buying a 72” mower for lawns greater than three acres, consider your terrain.

Are John Deere Mower Decks Interchangeable? Simply put, yes. However, it`s important to check the dimensions and specifications of each mower deck to be sure it aligns with your current mower.
Both types can have advantages, fabricated decks are more often used in commercial applications and will have superior rigidity; the stamped mower decks frequently have better air flow, and are more flexible in their capabilities.
In 2006, MTD began building lawn equipment under the fmc brand for sale in Europe. In 2007, MTD began building the low-end lawn and garden tractors for its otherwise competitor, Toro.
For a riding type of mower, the average range of dimensions of the mower deck is around 36 to 42 inches. Most companies sell this mower with a standard deck size of 42 inches. Tractor-type mowers are slightly bigger, and their dimensions range from 42 to 54 inches.
Most builders suggest that your deck should be no larger than 20 percent of the house`s* square footage. This is so that the deck does not overwhelm a home visually. This, of course, is up to you. If you feel you need a larger deck that takes up more of your yard space, feel free!
Deeper decks generally mean larger capacity, better cut quality and more power required. High lift blades mean better cut quality, higher noise levels and more power required. Heavy gauge decks last longer before they wear through.
The MTD family of brands includes Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Robomow, Rover, and WOLF-Garten. MTD operates manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe and a global distribution network.
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch, or height difference of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the front of the deck to the back of the deck. Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the mower model.
Replacing the Mower Deck

Slide the deck under the machine and push it rearward to replace the belt on the engine pulley. Then move the deck forward until it`s in position to lift the back end and re-hang it on the rear support bracket.

While all engines are changeable, not all mower decks are. The easiest swap is to find a replacement mower deck that matches your old deck or to find a perfect used mower (with a deck of the same type) with a blown engine and change over your good motor.
MTD acquired the Cub Cadet® product line from International Harvester.

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I NEED A DIAGRAM FOR REPLACING THE BELTS ON THE 3 BLADE 46″ DECK. MADE IN 2007
ANSWER : MTD says there are 2 different applications. I hope this one is yours, if not, by using it as a reference; maybe you will be able to do yours. Good luck.

http://support.mtdproducts.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7/~/how-is-the-46%22-cutting-deck-belt-routed%3F

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Mower belt diagram – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : You can get a belt diagram from

sears.com

just follow the leads, and have your model number handy, you will need it.

you can also get this from ayp.com

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ROUTING OF BELT – Mtd Drive Belt 42"
ANSWER : Diagram is on the mowing deckBest regardsCk

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I replaced the rear drive belt and now I only can go forward, what did I do wrong or what can I do to check this?
ANSWER : Your belt is not on right. MTDs use a tension system for the drive belts to control speed. You either missed a pulley or got one backwards.Check here for diagrams. You will need the model # for your tractor but is a good site for all kinds of mowers

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Cub Cadet 1525 belt diagram
ANSWER : Attached is the blade diagram for correct placement of the deck belt. There is some bleed through from the back page, but you can see the direction of the belt. I have a 1525 mower for the last 11 years, still running and going. Hope this helps!

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Need diagram of deck belt installation – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : May I get the make and model # to get you the right belt diagram

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Craftsman mower deck belt routing diagram 22 horse 46 inch deck
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I need a diagram for cub cadet 1018 mower deck belt replacement
ANSWER : Contact MTD if your manual doesn’t cover this, or buy a shop manual

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