What size belt goes on a Craftsman 42 inch deck?
174883. AYP / Craftsman / Sears Deck Drive Belt fits 42 ” cut (2002-2003). Size: 5/8″ x 97″. Replaces part number 174883.
When should I replace my mower spindles?
How to Tell if Mower Deck Spindle is Bad
- Signs of a faulty mower deck spindle. Uneven grass after cutting. Bent and broken parts. Squealing sounds. Loud buzzing noise and vibration. Spindle failing to heat up.
- Fixing the spindle. Separate the spindle from its mower deck. Replace the spindle bearings. Installing the repaired or new spindle.
What is a mower deck spindle?
Lawn mower spindles help your lawn mower pulley system perform efficiently while giving your lawn mower power. You’ll find a spindle assembly for lawn mower equipment quickly so you can get back to your lawn and garden care.
Should mower deck wheels touch the ground?
Mower deck gauge wheels should be properly adjusted to prevent scalping grass on uneven terrain. The bottom of the wheels should sit approximately 1/8-1/2 of an inch from the ground, depending on your cutting height.
Should a mower deck be level?
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the height of the deck rear to the height of the deck front. In any case, the front of the deck needs to be pitched lower than the deck rear, but don’t pitch too much because deck pitch that’s too steep can scalp lawns.