Lawn Mowers How to Replace the PTO Belt on a Simplicity Broadmoor Lawn Tractor

Published on April 30th, 2015 | by Kimberly Myers

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How to Replace the PTO Belt on a Simplicity Broadmoor Lawn Tractor

Keeping your belts in good condition will help keep your mower in good condition!

You may realize there is a problem with your PTO belt but maybe you aren’t sure how to replace it. If that is the case, or you just want to make sure you are using the right technique, here is how you should go about replacing your PTO belt!

What you will need:

  • Simplicity Broadmoor Lawn Tractor
  • New PTO Belt
  • Socket Set

Remember! Always Check your owner’s manual for model specific information!

Step 1:

Park your mower on a level surface.

Step 2:

Disengage the PTO.

Step 3:

Turn off your mower’s  engine.

Step 4:

Engage the parking break.

Step 5:

Remove the key from your mower.

Step 6:

Remove the mower deck. Read How to Remove the Deck.

Step 7:

Remove screws and cover for the left blade spindle.

Step 8:

Move the idler arm to remove belt tension.

Step 9:

Remove belt from PTO pulley.

Step 10:

Remove the old belt.

Step 11:

Install the new belt.

Step 12:

Pull the idler pulley lever to install belt on the idler pulley.

Step 13:

Make sure the “v” side of the belt runs in the pulley grooves.

Step 14:

Reinstall screws and cover for left blade spindle.

Step 15:

Install the mower deck. Read How to Install the Deck.

It’s relatively easy to change the PTO belt, so be sure that you check it regularly for any signs of wear such as twists, tears or dry rot!

Remember, never pry belts or pulleys as you could seriously damage your mower!

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3 Responses to How to Replace the PTO Belt on a Simplicity Broadmoor Lawn Tractor

  1. Doug Jansen says:

    I have a Prestige 23 Simplicity lawn mower. I changed the transmission drive belt and don’t know if I put the pulley just above the electric clutch back on correctly . The pulley can be put on either way , and schematics don’t really show part orientation. The is a note that the chamfer on part goes up. The way I installed the top pulley comes within a 1/4″ to touching the bottom side of the frame. I believe this is correct? but want to make sure it doesn’t go the opposite way , which would leave about 3/4″ from the top of the pulley to the bottom of the frame. Can you help verify?

  2. william h. hoag says:

    i have a husqvarna yth 1542 xp i would like to see a schematic to replace belt part#531300767 yhank you

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