Re: First mower and its a cub cadet gt50 Question about potential damage
Install those mulch blades first.
Then set tires and level the deck. When the deck is out you can get a good look at how everything is put together.
The 4 anti scalp wheels have a plastic nipple for the grease gun give them all some grease and about every 10 hours or as needed.
Turn the front wheels to the side and you will see two more grease fittings, 1 on the wheel for the axle and 1 on the steering shaft.
The deck spindles are triple sealed and do not have greas fittings.
You can set your deck lift assist tension for how easy or hard you want it to go up and down, large bolt on back of machine, see the manual.
You might pick up a filter and couple qts of oil, double check your engine manual but I remember the first change was at 10 hours.
Oil change is super easy, they even have the drain hose attached.
Keep you transmission cooling fan clean, heat is the enemy of a transmission.
Let us know when the new one shows.