How to Change the Deck Belt on a Cub Cadet Garden Tractor
Length of Clip: 2:56
This video will show you how to replace the deck belt on this Cub Cadet riding mower. Depending on your model, the instructions in this video may vary slightly. Always be sure to check your operator's manual for detailed instructions.
- Step 1
Place mower on a flat, level surface.
- Step 2
Make sure the engine is off and cool, then disconnect the spark plug ignition wire.
- Step 3
Engage the parking brake.
- Step 4
Put the deck height lever in its lowest position.
- Step 5
Release the idler pulley tension lever, then remove the PTO belt from the deck.
- Step 6
Pull the J-hooks from the right side, then the left side to release the deck from the hanger brackets.
- Step 7
Raise the deck to its highest position.
- Step 8
Slide the deck forward and remove the front lift rod.
- Step 9
Turn the front wheels to the right and then to the left while maneuvering the cutting deck out from below the right side of the mower.
- Step 10
Remove the belt covers from the outer pulleys.
- Step 11
Release the tension on the idler deck arm. Remove the belt from the right idler pulley.
- Step 12
Loosen the left, fixed idler pulley. Remove the deck belt.
- Step 13
Route the new deck belt.
- Step 14
Reassemble by following the previous directions in reverse order.
- Step 15
Slide the deck back under the mower from the right side.
- Step 16
Reattach front lift rod and lower the deck to its lowest position.
- Step 17
Replace the J-hooks.
- Step 18
Release the idler pulley tension lever and reattach the PTO belt.
- Step 19
Reconnect the spark plug ignition wires.