I have a yardmachine by MTD. It's a 2000, 20hp, 46"deck. The last time I cut the grass I shut it off to clean it before putting it in the garage. It wouldn't start, just the clicking noise you hear when the solenoid is bad. So I replaced the solenoid and now when I try to start it, it makes a high pitched whining noise. Can you please help me? Thank you, Rich
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Are all the rods that hold the deck on all the same length. Has any been replaced with the wrong ones. Did this machine hit something that things were bent an out of shape.
Are your tires blown up where they should be? Soft tires will do that.
Ranch King is a brand name of the manufacturer MTD.
Product manuals with part blow-up diagrams are available from MTD's web site, http://www.mtdproducts.com/ Models are identified from the model number printed on a label under the mower seat.
The PTO and deck drive belts are shown on one diagram and the transmission drive belt is shown on another. The Form number on my printed Operator's Manual is 770-10526A (22HP, 46in cut) for Hydrostatic 817/818 models.
Parts can be ordered directly from MTD or other distributors on the web.
It is my experience that original brand name MTD belts work best.
The 22HP, 46" mower deck Ranch King Pro has 3 belts:
The drive belt which runs from the engine pulley back to the hydro drive unit to provide over-the-ground propulsion is part #754-0349.
A mower has either an electric PTO or a manual PTO, not both.
The electric PTO belt the provides power to the blade deck (runs around the electric clutch on the engine shaft (activated by electric switch, not the mechanical hand lever that engages the mower deck) is p/n 754-0476 for the 46" deck.
The manual PTO belt the provides power to the blade deck (runs off the pulley on the engine shaft (activated the mechanical hand lever to the left of the steering wheel that engages the mower deck) is p/n 754-0228 for the 46" deck.
The deck belt that goes around the 3 blade spindle assemblies on the mower deck, to drive the grass cutting blades is p/n 754-0349
In my experience, the PTO belt lasts about half a season, the other belts break about every other season when mowing 4 acres weekly.
twords the rear of the deck there are two bars with pins that hold the deck.they should have 3 or 4 holes where you can adjust the rear of the deck.check to see if there set to the middle somewhere,if so you can disconnect the 2 pins and try going up 1 hole iif that didn't work try down 1 from original point.