Replacing your riding lawn tractors belts can be a huge pain in the grass! (see what I did there?). I have few things to go over about replacing those belts in this post. It will be brief but may be worth you reading on...
Lawn Tractors usually have, at minimum, two belts. One is the drive belt which moves the tractor forward and backwards. The second belt is called a deck belt. Many people get confused here because the drive belt drives the tractor and the deck belt drives the blades. In order to avoid getting confused, just call it the drive belt and the deck belt. Not all equipment is limited to two belts. Some do have more. If your belt snapped before you decided to replace it then that means you missed the opportunity to see how that belt wound around the pulleys in the first place. If you're just replacing your belt because you've noticed the wear and tear then I suggest getting a good look at how it wraps around the pulleys before taking it off. Theoretically putting a belt on is actually not too hard. Putting the belt on correctly is where the difficulty comes in. If you don't have an diagram sticker on your mower deck, then you will want to refer to your owners manual. Owners manuals can be obtained at no additional cost usually through your manufacturers website. Just download and/or print the document and get ready to begin your project. If you have a lap top or a tablet that may be since you will have the ability to zoom in and out for a better glance at things. If you don't know what you're doing then it really is best not to do it. I say this not because of a concern for safety but for financial reasons. A belt put on wrong will have an effect on something, somewhere sooner or later. Not to mention you will end replacing your replacement belt and whatever other harm came to your equipment. Lastly, just change all the belts. You don't put one new tire on your car. You replace all four. While you have your lawn tractor halfway dismantled, you may as well replace all your belts together. For further help, remember you may go to your manufacturers website for diagrams and manuals and assistance.
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