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Craftsman C459-60116 Operator's Manual page 21

26 hp, 46" tractor
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7.
Repeat the above steps on the tractor's right side.
8.
Move the deck lift lever into the top notch to raise the deck lift
arms up and out of the way.
9.
Remove the cotter pin from the end of the stabilizer rod and slide
the stabilizer out of the hanger bracket on the deck. See
Figure 13.
10.
Gently slide the cutting deck (from the right side) out from
underneath the tractor.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Figure 13
CHANgINg THe DeCk BelT
The V-belts found on your tractor are specially designed to engage
and disengage safely. A substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be danger-
ous by not disengaging completely. For a proper working machine,
use factory approved belts as listed in the Parts List manual included
with this product..
All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should be replaced if
any signs of wear are present. To change or replace the deck belt on
your tractor, proceed as follows:
1.
Remove the deck as instructed on page 20.
2.
Remove the belt covers from the outer spindles by removing the
hex screws that fasten them to the deck. See Figure 14.
Hex Screws
3.
It may also be necessary to loosen the hex nut on the left idler
pulley to get the belt off the pulley and around the belt guard.
4.
Carefully remove the deck belt from around the two spindle
pulleys and the two deck idler pulleys. See Figure 14.
21
WArNINg
Spindle Pulley
Belt Cover
Belt Guard
Deck Idler Pulley
Figure 14

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