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The blade drive belt connects the engine pulley to the mower deck pulleys and spins the cutting blades.
This belt then turns the rear drive pulley that makes the mower move at the commanded speed/direction. Or maybe vice versa, but it obviously is the belt that allows the mower to move at different speeds/gears.
It is necessary to use two different belts for lawn mowers: a deck belt and a drive belt. The deck belt runs along the pulleys right above the deck`s blades, then connects to a double pulley. The drive belt, on the other hand, runs from the transmission to the Idler pulley, then to the double pulley.
The engine powers both the wheels and the blade, just like a walk-behind self-propelled mower. But instead of being directly connected to it by an axle, the blade on most riding mowers is powered by a belt connected to the engine.
This belt should not be confused with a timing belt, which serves a completely different purpose. While the timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft in sync., the auxiliary drive belt is what keeps the engine accessories running smoothly and efficiently.
Accessory drive belts are used to drive all the accessories that run off the front of the engine. The drive belt is responsible for using the engine`s revolutions to drive the power steering pump, a/c compressor, alternator, water pump, and other belt driven accessories.
The top belt is the power clutch belt, also known as the PTO (power takeoff) belt. This is the easier one to replace because it`s on top and has a spring-loaded hand lever to remove the belt from the lawn mower for deck removal. The lower belt on the deck is called the arbor belt.

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

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I need to see a routing diagram for the blade belt. I think a part is missing as the belt rubs on a bracet.
ANSWER : Buy the shop manual.

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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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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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Belt routing diagrams – Craftsman 24 Hp 48" Deck Yard Tractor
ANSWER : You can try this….Might help

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What is the diagram for traction belt routing
ANSWER : Go to this website, upper right hand corner and do a parts look up.
Search for your model and that good stuff they ask of you and then
choose mower housing should be there, browse the site it’s really cool
and has a lot of info. http://www.jackssmallengines.com
I did a
sample search for generic riding mower deck and found great diagram of
belt routing. Give it a try you will find same results Good Luck! Don’t forget the thumbs!

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NEED A DIAGRAM OF HOW TO ROUTE A BELT ON A TROY BILT RIDING LAWN MOWER (DECK BELT) NOT DRIVE BELT. THANKS
ANSWER : Type in your model number to your search engine. find your model and the diagrams will be there.
hope this helps.

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

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