SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 17 and 18)
Raise mower to its highest position.
At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height
from bot tom edge of mower to ground. Distance "A"
on both sides of mower should be the same or within
1/4" of each other.
If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one
side of mower only.
To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link ad just ment
nut on that side.
To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link ad just ment
nut on that side.
NOTE: Three full turns of adjustment nut will change mower
height about 1/8".
Recheck measurements after adjusting.
BOTTOM EDGE OF
LIFT LINK ADJUSTMENT NUT
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 19 and 20)
IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. IF THE
FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY,
BE SURE TO AD JUST BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUAL LY SO
MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE.
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing
should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8"
to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its high-
Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure dis tance
"D" directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge
of mower housing as shown.
Before making any necessary adjustments, check that
both front links are equal in length.
If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same
length as other link.
To lower front of mower loosen nut "E" on both front
links an equal number of turns.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than
rear, tighten nuts "F" against trunnion on both front
To raise front of mower, loosen nut "F" from trunnion
on both front links. Tighten nut "E" on both front links
an equal number of turns. The two front links must
remain equal in length.
When distance "D" is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear,
tighten nut "F" against trunnion on both front links.
Recheck side-to-side adjustment.
BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT
(See Fig. 21)
The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.
BELT REMOVAL -
Remove mower from tractor (See "TO REMOVE
MOW ER" in this section of this manual).
Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.
Pull belt away from mower.
BELT INSTALLATION -
Install new belt in reverse order of removal.
Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and in side all
Install mower in reverse order of removal instruc-
TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE (See Fig. 22)
Your tractor is equipped with an ad just able brake system
which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.
If tractor requires more than ﬁ ve (5) feet to stop at highest
speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or paved
surface, then brake must be checked and ad just ed.
IDLER PUL LEYS