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Cutting Deck Removal; Changing The Deck Belt - Craftsman 247.25000 Operator's Manual

Rear engine riding mower 6 speed, shift-on-the-go 30" deck
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CUTTING
DECK REMOVAL
To remove
the cutting
deck,
proceed
as follows:
1.
Placethe PTO(Blade Engage) leverin the disengaged(OFF)
position and engagetheparkingbrake.
2.
Lowerthe deck by movingthe deck lift lever intothe bottom
notch on the rightfender.
3.
Removethe beltfrom aroundthe tractor'sPTOpulley.See Fig.
31.
Avoidpinchinginjuries.Neverplaceyour fingerson the idler springor
betweenthe belt and a pulleywhile removingthe belt.
Figure 31
4.
Removethe bow-tiecotterpin andflat washerfrom the deck lift
assembly,and retainfor reinstallation later. See Fig. 32.
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Figure 32
5.
Removethe remainingbow-tiecotterpinssecuringthe deck to
the unit,as shownin Fig.33.
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Figure 33
.
7.
8.
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NOTE: Thebow-tieclips shouldbe re-installed from the top
down.
Movethedeck lift leverintothe top notchon the rightfenderto
raisethedeck lift arms up and out of the way.
Unplugthewiring pigtailfrom the deck safetyswitch.
Carefullyremovethe PTOcablefrom the rear of the cuttingdeck
by removing the bow-tiecotterpin which securesit. Removethe
springfrom the deck idler bracket.See Fig. 34.
Figure 34
9.
Gently slidethecuttingdeck (fromthe left side) outfrom
underneaththe tractor.
Changing
the Deck Belt
NOTE: It is possibleto changethe deck belt withthe cuttingdeck still
installedon the tractor,howeverit is mucheasierto removethe deck
first, changethedeck belt,then reinstallthecuttingdeck.
Tochangethe cuttingdeck belt, proceedas follows:
1.
It is easiestto changethe deck belt by first removing the cutting
deck as instructedearlier in this section. Skipthis step if deciding
to changethe deck beltwith the mowingdeck still installedon the
unit. Otherwise,removethe cuttingdecknow.
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