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Craftsman C459-60116 Operator's Manual page 22

26 hp, 46" tractor
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5.
To place the new belt, begin by routing the belt around the two
outer spindle pulleys as shown in Figure 15.
6.
Then route the belt around the two deck idler pulleys as shown in
Figure 15.
7.
Retighten the belt keeper rod loosened earlier.
8.
Remount the belt guards removed earlier.
9.
Reinstall the deck as follows:
a.
With the deck beneath the mower frame, attach the stabilizer
rod. See Figure 13.
b.
Reconnect the deck lift arms. See Figure 12.
10.
Pull the right side of the belt and place the narrow V side of the
belt into the PTO pulley. See Figure 16.
11.
While holding the belt and pulley together, rotate the pulley to the
left (See Figure 16). Continue holding and rotating the pulley and
belt until the belt is fully rolled into the PTO pulley.
12.
Replace the PTO pulley belt guard. See Figure 10.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Figure 15
PTO Belt
Rotate
Pulley
Figure 16
CUTTINg BlADeS
Shut the engine off and remove ignition key before removing the
cutting blade(s) for sharpening or replacement. Protect your hands by
using heavy gloves when grasping the blade.
Periodically inspect the blade and/or spindle for cracks or damage,
especially after you've struck a foreign object. Do not operate the
machine until damaged components are replaced.
To remove the blades, proceed as follows:
1.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to Cutting Deck
Removal earlier in this section) then gently flip the deck over to
expose its underside.
2.
Place a block of wood between the center deck housing baffle
and the cutting blade to act as a stabilizer. See Figure 17.
3.
Remove the hex flange nut that secures the blade to the spindle
assembly. See Figure 17.
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Figure 17

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