Published on April 27th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers1
How to Remove and Replace the Deck on a Toro TimeCutter Zero Turn
Some forms of maintenance on you zero turn, such as replacing the blades, will require you to remove the deck. Sound like a big job? Think again! It’s quick and easy and all outlined for you below! Just follow the steps and you’ll be done in no time!
What You Will Need:
- Toro Time Cutter Zero Turn
Removing the Deck
Be sure to check the manual for safety and maintenance information for your mower
Park mower on a flat surface
Put on parking brakes
Disengage blade switch
Turn off engine and remove the key
Lower “height of cut” lever to its lowest position
Remove the cotter pin from the front support rod
Remove rod from the deck bracket
Carefully lower the front of the deck to the ground
Lift the mower deck and hanger brackets so they’re clear of the rear left rod
Lower the rear of the deck carefully to the ground
Slide deck towards the back of the machine to remove the mower belt from the engine pulley
Slide the deck out from underneath the machine
Reinstalling the Deck
To replace the mower deck:
Be sure the “height of cut” lever is still in the lowest position
Slide deck under the machine and push it towards the rear of the mower
Replace belt on the engine pulley
Move deck forward until it’s in position to lift the back end and re hang it on the rear support bracket
Attach front support rod to the mower deck with the clevis pin and secure it with the cotter pin.
Re-install the belt on to the engine pulley and double check to make sure that it securely routed around all of the pulleys and idlers before you operate the machine.
Quick and easy and now you are all done! You’ve removed and replaced your mower’s deck and I’m sure it was a lot less work than you thought!
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