17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model

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2x Deck Belt for 42″ Cut John Deere Saber Mowers L100 L102 14.542GS 1642HS LA105.
x 96-5/8 in. for 42 in. Deck Riding Mowers, Fits Cub Cadet, MTD, John Deere and more (R-75-813)
Most riding lawnmowers come with two belts, one for each belt. When your belt begins to wear out, you may wonder how to size it for replacement. The belt size of your mower can be decided in two ways. If the belt did not break on its own, it could be cut through with a utility knife if it was worn.
Turn the adjusting lock nut clockwise to raise the mower and counterclockwise to lower it. Measure from the blade to the ground again on both sides and adjust until the difference between the blade tip heights are within ⅛ -inch. Rotate the blades so that their direction is now front to back.

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

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.


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!

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


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

you can also get this from ayp.com

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!

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

Drive belt Have replace drive belt but mower still has no forward movement. Mower is only 2 years old but its already had to have another drive belt installed by the dealer last year. wanted to do it myself but when i install belt theres hardly any tension so mower doesnt move. Checked and rechecked the diagram and is installed correctly. Cant find a tensioner adjustment if it has one.
ANSWER : I don’t have an answer for you, but Do you have a diagram of the Drive Belt?

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