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How do I replace the blade belt on my stiga ride on MODEL SD98

I have the belt and its fitted in the right way but i cannot get enough slack to put it over all the pulley's.

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SOURCE: Replacing the belt on a Murray Riding Lawnmower.

The simplest way, is to take hold the belt, with the tension from the engine pully/clutch mechanism, then to follow the shape around the rest of the cutter mechanism. (You don't have to worry which direction the belt travels,)
Bearing in mind, the tensioner direction.
Then, you will see the correct route, very quickly:)
Hope you can manage, with that.

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SOURCE: mtd yard bug model - 198707 riding lawn mower blade belt size?

I dont know the belt size but if you go to mtd belts in you should find it. Stephen.

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SOURCE: The mower deck drive belt slipped off the idler

Get the model number off the tractor, go to:

enter the model number and you will find a manual with pictures of how to route the belts along with a lot of other good information

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SOURCE: Riding Mower Variable Speed Pulley Locked Up. How to remove belts

ya it can be freed up with some W-D40 if you pah the cluch down then try to get the belt off i can get you a new pulley let me know

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SOURCE: Belt cam off my Bolens ridding lawn mower 2005

I have the same issue on my neighbors lawnmower.
Good thing is though, the manuals are available online.
Bad thing is the actual service manual, you can buy from their 800 number.
What I did, was merely copied pages from the parts manual, as well as the owners manual. Looks like my Craftsman, whereas you need to take the top off ( seat and back cover ) to get to the two drive belts.
It is not as bad as it looks, especially with the photos helping.
Word of advice, any pulley pley, replace all parts relevant, especially attaching nuts. If not, utilize a threadloocker. Ensure to torque to spec as well with torque wrench, the blades when doing those. Typically, people need to change these at the same time, as maintaining is usually not handled partially, it is usually not at all.

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