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  1. Ran across this today – two years after you posted it , was very helpful understanding now lawn mower decks connect to the tractor – was able to pull mine off and get some confidence about it!

  2. Quick question. I watched this video and followed it exactly and hooked everything back right. The belt bounces off that bigger spring when blade is engaged. Is this normal? Thanks!

  3. I'm wondering how interchangeable these decks are? I don't have the model #'s on my Troy-bilt and Yard Machine riders, but they both have 42" decks. The deck on the Troy-bilt is trashed and the Yard Machine's starting system is about as trashed.

    If I could Franken-mower something together?………….

  4. Always good info, good photography, and a really good guy doing the instruction….Doing one today, then a brewski or two, maybe three….lol….Doing this for a couple lady friends, and I'm not doing the driving….

  5. MAN O MAN O MAN …. sure wish I had seen this video about … ohhh 25 years ago ….

    I have been tusseling and fighting to change blades with belly pan still on …. and seriously fighting to change a damned belt ….
    Looks like I need a good ole fashion hickory switching!
    Thanks a million … never too old to learn for a fact!!!!!

  6. Good video, in the UK we have Hozelock fittings each side on many makes that allow you to be even lazier, instead of cleaning underneath you simply connect a hose pipe and get blades turning with water getting under through a nozzle in deck, it helps a lot, especially if mower owners keep dogs.

    Don't try working on the Viking, mostly plastic bodied Stihl inspired rider mowers, the deck belt has to go through a moveable plastic guard that hinges near the front pulley and envelopes it too, took me two hours to finally get it all back together, two different twists in belt, five pulleys etc. finally had to superglue the belt to the pulley to keep it from constantly falling off, tenth go I had it, never, ever again. Thirty two years in the business too.

  7. Thanks for this video. I just bought a super bronco and I can't fit it through my fence, so I'll need to remove the deck. I'm not handy so I hope I'll be able to put the belt back on.

  8. I can't thank you enough! I'm a 60 yr old Grandma who lives alone and I just removed the deck from my riding mower and reattached it myself. It took a while and I had some issues because I ran over a tarp and wound it around my blades so getting the deck away from the mower was challenging but I did it and now it runs again. Just in time to pick up leaves. You saved me hundreds of dollars! That spring thing was held in with a bracket and nut, not shown in the video but as soon as I realized I had to remove it, I was able to get the slack I needed to unloose the spring.

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