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Got a new cub cadet cc 720 es when I engage the drive belts it makes a squeak/rattle noise from the front deck, took off the top and can not seems to pinpoint the source of the noise.


A lot of hydrostatic rotary mowers squeal when u engage the PTO (blades) even when properly maintained or even factory new ev like the toro groundsmaster which is top of the line in its style of mowers. At the shop at work we think it's due to a change in the angle of stress from the floating deck. Nothing to worry about. Just make sure that you completely drop the deck before you engage the blade drive.

Apr 16, 2015 | Cub Cadet Garden

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Fix a motion drive belt squeals on a Craftsman 24 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model


If I understand the issue correctly, the belt that drives the machine's transmission squeals. When does it squeal? When engaging the clutch? When in motion?
Typically it's the condition of the belt. It's likely slipping due to stretch, wear or from an oil leak causing it to slip, or simply due to a loose idler pulley, worn idler pulley bearing, broken spring. Look for all that stuff. Look at the drive belt and inspect for wear, cracks, fraying, missing rubber, etc. Replace it if any of those conditions are found.

Jul 09, 2014 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor -...

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Lt 1000 new deck belt is smoking, is there a break-in period for new belts?


First, you need to check to make sure you have the belt on correctly. There needs to be a tensioner holding the belt in proper tension. I have had a few deck issues where a bearing is worn out and it could be smoking when the grease gets hot. See if you can get a diagram for the belt position and check your bearings and idlers. Also make sure it is cleaned out so that you don't have a lot of grass in there that could be burning and smoking.Good luck.

Jun 17, 2012 | Craftsman Replacement Belt for 42" Deck

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Hi I have the YTH2348, the problem i'm having is i'm getting a bearing sounding squeal when i have the blade clutch engaged. I noticed before it starts to squeal I'll hear a like loud click and...


if its an elect pto then it sounds like its in the workings of the pto pully

also if its a manual lever that you move to engage the belt, it could be the pully that tightens up the belt and turns the blades, most of the pullies are greaseless and prettymuch throw away

Jul 25, 2011 | Husqvarna Lawn Tractor 48" Deck, 23 Hp,...

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When I lower the mowing deck on my Murray 17.5hp riding mower white smoke pours out and it dies. The engine runs fine until the deck is lowered.


Does it make a squealing noise then too? The white smoke is probably a belt burning up. Either you have a locked up blade spindle, or the belt is off, and rubbing. Check the deck belt(s) and the clutch assembly.

Aug 02, 2010 | Garden

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Just bought a used 24hp online...picking it up tomorrow. It looks in very good condition, new battery, but want to make sure it is a good deal. Plan to run and cut a little grass before I accept it..any...


If it has the hydrostatic transmission, make certain that it moves at a good pace both forward and backward. Also, find a grade and drive up it. It should move up the hill without slowing down significantly.

Many transmissions in lawn tractors are not serviceable. If they go out, replacement is necessary; and these are not cheap.

Oct 11, 2009 | Craftsman 24 Hp 48" Deck Yard Tractor

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Hit a peice of metal, now mower won't engage.


The mower engages by an electronic clutch. If it doesn't squeal/smoke/start the mower deck when you try to engage the mower, then the electronic clutch is faulty (you may have sent shrapnel into the clutch), or the belt is cut or damaged enough not to drive the deck. If this problem is indeed associated with the mowing metal problem then you need to visually check under the engine - that's where the electronic clutch that drives the mowerdeck is located. You'll notice that there is a drive belt that goes from the engine to the mowerdeck. That's your drive belt. You should loosen the belt and check the mower deck to see if you can rotate the drive pulley and in turn this rotates the blades (of course you do this with the engine off). That would determine if it's the deck or the clutch that has issues. Your instruction manual will show you how to loosen the belt then try to spin the mower deck drive pulley. If it spins by hand then look back toward the clutch. If the deck doesn't rotate then it needs to be removed so you can flip it belly up to see what's hindering the movement. These decks clog easily, but if clogged when you try to engage the mower deck it will squeal. They're easy to remove (if you have some kind of overhead lift - if not they can be a pain). Good luck

Sep 18, 2009 | Garden

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