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Do you have to remove the deck to replace the 3 blades?

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I had a 3 bladed 48 inch Husqvarna for years and I had a set of ramps which I got at a garage sale for a few bucks. Drive the thing up the ramps and the deck bottom and blades are exposed. Block the rear wheels and you are in business. Ramps are better than jack stands for this as you will be applying sideways torque when you unbolt and rebolt the blades.

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a.Set the parking brake. Remove ignition key and both spark plug caps.
b.Unscrew the wing nuts from the deck covers and remove both covers.
c.Using a 3/8" socket breaker bar or socket ratchet insert the drive end into the 3/8" square opening in the lower idler arm assembly and push the idler arm counterclockwise. While holding the idler arm back, loosen the blade drive belt from the pulley and slide the belt away from the pulley.
d.Remove tension of the PTO belt by moving the belt tensioning rod. Loosen the belt retaining bolt.
e.Pull the tensioner pulley away from the belt and remove the PTO belt then remove the blade drive belt.
f.Reverse the process to install the belt.
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Uneven Cutting with my Zero Turn 50"...Possible Causes?


First is being sure all your tires have proper air pressure and you don't have a bent blade. Then while parked on flat concrete and both outside blades at 3 and 9 o'clock measure blade height far left side of deck and far right side and compare. I there is a difference the entire deck is out of level and should be adjusted. Then remove the blade drive belt from one of the pulleys so everything is slacked. Grab each blade and see if it wobbles or has excessive play and check the spindle housings for cracks or breaks. If you find a housing with wobble or play the bearings in that spindle are shot ( this is a lot harder to detect with the belt tension on the pulleys) and should be replaced. If you find a broke or cracked housing the housing will need to be replaced. Either one of these situations may not be obvious with the mower at rest but the blade will wobble at speed causing uneven cuts.

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I had hit a somewhat hidden stump on the lawn..bending the blade. Took the deck off and replaced the bent blade. Put the deck back on and now the cut seems uneven. It appears that the deck is now...


I've only had luck removeing the deck, turn it upside down. Measure blade, mark, remove blade, insert large pipe over spindle, bend in direction. Re-install blade, and do it all over and over till straight. Measure in several locations.

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I have a troy bilt riding lawn mover, it cuts the grass uneven, changed blades thinking it was the problem, but it wasn't. do they have any kind of adjustments for the blades?


The best bet is to work on the deck with it removed from the tractor. You may find the bearings are out in one of the spindles. Quite often someone hits something and the deck housing is bent where the spindle bolts to it. Use a tape measure and measure the distance from the deck to the blade. Compare the two spindles (3 if it's 3 blades) . You'll find one spindle is tilted so that it is not 90 degree to the deck. What I do is once I've located the offending spindle, and which direction it is tilted, I remove the blade, slide a piece of pipe about 4' long over the spindle (usually 1-1/2 or 2" pipe) so it clears the hub and bend it. Then I reinstall the blade and measure it again.

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When I replaced Blades Theirs a star shaped shaft that the blades slide on before you place bolt on. I noticed the star shaped shaft is rounded off. How do I repair this? THANKS!


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Hi, I have a westwood ride on mower & the 3 bladed 36inch deck has started to whine bearings I think? Are they easy to change? special tools? parts off who? the machine is just 3 years old Thanks JT


I assume you are referring to the deck bearings. The easiest way to replace the blade drive bearings is to remove the deck from the mower. You can then easily remove the blades, clean the deck and be able to easily get to the bolts holding the bearings and pulleys in place. This is normally a straightforward repair and can be accomplished with common hand tools. You will need to purchase the parts from the dealer who sells the mower. Replace all 3 set of bearings. On a 3 year old mower ask yourself why the bearings failed. Are you washing under the deck when the bearings housings are hot? That will cause premature failure. Are you greasing the bearings regularly?

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For removing/replacing the deck belt, the general method is:
  1. turn off engine, remove key and set parking brake
  2. disengage blade by putting blade engage lever into off (disengaged) position
  3. lower the cutting deck to the lowest position (closest to the ground)
  4. relieve the belt tension (depending on the model, use a 3/8 inch ratchet set to tighten in the square hole of the idler bracket)
  5. remove and replace the belt
NOTE: it's not necessary to completely remove the cutting deck.

Useful diagrams for removing the cutting deck, http://216.213.143.2/ProAuthor/ManProc.cfm?ManualID=425&ProcID=14794

For deck belt diagrams, http://216.213.143.2/ProAuthor/ManProc.cfm?ManualID=425&ProcID=14796

If the transmission drive belt needs to be replaced, several components must be removed and special tools (i.e. air/impact wrench) used in order to change the tractor's transmission drive belt. See an Authorized Toro Service Dealer to have your drive belt replaced.

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Craftsman mandrel replacement::?????HELP


You dont have to drop the deck. Remove the belt first then hold the blade in place so you can loosen the nut on top of the pulley. after you remove the pully then remove the blade. There are 3 bolts holding the mandrel in place remove the bolts. Then pull the mandrel out from underneath the mower deck. There is a shroud that will come loose with it or it may stick from accumilated grass regardless it needs to go back during reassembly. When putting it back together the 3 bolts are usually self tapping into the new aluminum mandrel. Its much easier to put these in and take them out before you install the new mandrel as the bolts cut the threads.

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Craftsman 917273223 50' cut. Hit a stump with right blade started cutting poorly on right side. Replaced blade still cut bad. Replaced a 3 blades and still cutts bad on right. Held pully and tried to turn...


you need to bring all 3 blades to point at each other on the deck
do they all look the same?
aLL 3 should meet each other evenly with no more than 1/8th inch difference high or low point to point.
the stump strike could have bent the deck on that side
also be sure the fin side of the blades are pointing towards the deck when installed.
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