17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model

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Yea most likely the idler pully, not to tight tho. thats the one that doesnt DRIVE blades

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Always Mow at 3 Inches or Taller

Often the highest setting on most mower types is 3 inches. Mowing the grass at 3 inches or taller will prevent diseases, promote deep digging roots, help the grass conserve water, improve turf density, and improve turf color.

Always Mow at 3 Inches or Taller

Often the highest setting on most mower types is 3 inches. Mowing the grass at 3 inches or taller will prevent diseases, promote deep digging roots, help the grass conserve water, improve turf density, and improve turf color.

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.
For Troy-Bilt riders with deck adjustment gear, adjust the deck by loosening the hex bolt on the left hangar bracket. Then, raise or lower the deck by turning the adjustment gear.
Always Mow at 3 Inches or Taller

Often the highest setting on most mower types is 3 inches. Mowing the grass at 3 inches or taller will prevent diseases, promote deep digging roots, help the grass conserve water, improve turf density, and improve turf color.

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Need a diagram for craftsman 44″ riding mower drive belt. Mine threw belt and cannot locate original manual.
ANSWER : If you can find the model number of your mower, you should be able to find your manual here. I hope this helps.http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Need to find out whitch way the drive belts go on the mower ? its a 5 speed sit on ride mower my son took the drive belts off and didnt take note how the came off !!
ANSWER : CAN YOU SEND ME THE MODEL AND SER# AND ILL SEND YOU A COPY

Is there a way to adjust drive belt on 19hp craftsman riding mower model#917256561. does not seem to be wore out. thanx, don
ANSWER : Yea most likely the idler pully, not to tight tho. thats the one that doesnt DRIVE blades

What size for a 611 deutz allis 42 in deck – Mtd Drive Belt 42"
ANSWER : Go to simpletractors.com they may have the answer for you !

Why the engagement belt keeps falling off – Ariens 42" 19HP Lawn Tractor
ANSWER : Your idler pulley spring broke or come unhook.

Need to replace drive belt.Never replaced. 42′ Craftsman riding lawn mower. How difficult is this. How do you access rear drive pully
ANSWER : Take a look at how the belt is installed. Then you will have to remove the mower deck and belt from the pulley on the engine. There is probably something by the engine pulley that you will have to remove so the belt will come off. It might be a shoulder bold or a rod with a bolt holding it on. Same with the rear pulley. Then you just have to put the belt on one pulley and watch your fingers so you don’t pinch them and turn the other pulley and the belt should go on. reinstall any bolts you removed and install the deck.

Need the mower deck belt size for a allis chalmers t-811 lawn mower
ANSWER : 42″ deck 1/2 x 120 P/N 1668066SM
48″ deck 1/2 x 126 P/N 1703466SM

My mower wont drive up the ramp into my truck now. have over 94 hrs will drive on flat ground.. somewhat slower now but doeant have the power to run up my truck ramps… any answers?
ANSWER : The main drive belt is most likely worn or ourt of adjustment.look in owners manual for procedure to correct this