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Craftsman C459-60116 Operator's Manual page 20

26 hp, 46" tractor
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CUTTINg DeCk reMOVAl
1.
Place the PTO/Blade Engage knob in the disengaged (OFF)
position and engage the parking brake.
2.
Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the bottom notch
on the right fender.
3.
Locate the PTO clutch under the front of your tractor. See
Figure 10.
4.
Remove the belt guard and belt from the PTO pulley as follows.
Refer to Figure 10:
a.
Remove the hex screws.
b.
Pull the belt keeper rod to the right and down to remove.
c.
Remove the deck belt from around the tractor's electric PTO
clutch.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Figure 10
NOTE: If there is too much tension on the belt for it to be easily
removed from the electric PTO clutch, carefully insert a 3⁄8" drive
ratchet wrench (set to
loosen
idler bracket and pivot it toward the tractor's left side to relieve tension
on the belt. See Figure 11.
Avoid pinching injuries. Never place your fingers on the idler spring or
between the belt and a pulley while removing the belt.
5.
Looking at the cutting deck from the left side of the tractor, locate
the deck support pin on the rear left side of the deck.
6.
Pull the deck support pin outward to release the deck from the
deck lift arm. See Figure 12.
Deck Lift
Arm
Deck Support
Pin
20
) into the square hole found in the deck
WArNINg
Deck Idler
Bracket
Figure 11
Figure 12

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