Question about Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor
Is there a special trick or tool used to install a new v-belt on a craftsman 18.5 hp 42 in. deck.
What happened to the old belt, did it get old and you just wanted to put a new one on or did it break while operating? If it broke during operation then it is possible that you have a pulley that is off of alignment and needs to be fixed first otherwise the belts will keep breaking. If that isn't the case then you should find one pulley that is the tensioner pulley on the bottom. This is easier if you have more help. You need to wind the belt as the diagram shows through every pulley except for the biggest one. Then you need to compress the tensioner pulley as much as you can and then gradually ease the belt around the biggest pulley. You can use a flat screwdriver or other similar tool to pry it over the lip of the pulley. Be careful, don't hurt yourself and let me know if you have anything further to ask about this.
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Posted on Jan 25, 2009
On the Front of the Deck where the Deck Hooks to the Front of the Mower Frame are 2 Adjusters. These Adjustments will Shift the Deck to the Rear and Tighten the Belt.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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