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Old 09-02-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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I think the worst job is when you have to fix your tools just so you can get something else done. For example, the belt slipped off my lawn tractor. Fortunately, I had actually just finished mowing (how lucky is that, huh?), but the bountiful rains from Irene came and now my grass is high again. I HATE fixing my tools (especially since I don't have a manual for this Murray), and I can't even have someone else do it because I don't have a pickup truck to load it in.

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Replacing your mower deck belt cannot be very difficult.

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Old 09-02-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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Replacing your mower deck belt cannot be very difficult.
It's a PIA on most mowers.
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It's a PIA on most mowers.
Kinda depends on what you call at PIA. I've got a John Deere tractor with a 48", 3-blade deck under it. When the old belt breaks, I can buy a new one for $37 and install it in less than 5 minutes. PIA, yes, but a heckuva lot better than paying $250 to have it hauled to a shop to have somebody else put the belt on.
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Now try it without ever having had the manual.
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Now try it without ever having had the manual.
Ummm... I've never had the manual.


Regardless of that, Operagost, do you have the model number for your mower? Any more information? Most everything you need can be found on the internet.

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I'll admit that I've scratched my head trying to get the belt on my old Cub Cadet before. It sat through the winter with enough grass on the deck to apparently stretch/soften the belt beyond it's usable limits. I couldn't figure it out for the life of me, until I finally bought a new belt of course which was a few inches shorter than the existing one........................
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Of all the things I've tackled on my own - engine repairs are my husband's niche. I break it, he fixes it.
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Ummm... I've never had the manual.


Regardless of that, Operagost, do you have the model number for your mower? Any more information? Most everything you need can be found on the internet.
I don't have the model number handy, but I assure you that I have searched and it is not available anywhere. I found a manual for a slightly older model from the line, and it was close enough to get me to remove the slack so I could reset the belt. I'll have to stop by the chat with the guy I bought it from to ask how to get to the last step of removing the mower deck so I can actually replace the belt when I need to.

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