Hi everyone! Just yesterday, my brother in law and I replaced the blade belt. I guess that's not too bad considering my Cub LT1042 is 4 years old. And, this is the first belt!
Today, the Tranny belt is so loose, that tension spring pops off. And, low and behold; the belt is cracked in several places. So,,, we remove the deck, after he obtains a new belt, and gets a parts breakdown from our local dealer.
But, when attempting to release the bolt on the PTO, the engine shaft spins. How do you lock the motor so the bolt can be released? The tech at the dealer says it can be done by the consumer. They charge $100 to replace the belt. And, we can see the route of the belt underneath. It looks like if we can get the PTO off, we might be able to install the belt.
One thing I did notice was the area around the pulley where the belt goes has a guard so close, I'm not sure how that breaks away to allow the belt to go around the pulley.
Any advice, as always, is greatly appreciated!