Keep your equipment running smoothly with the right tractor belt
With a lawn tractor and attachments, you can tackle a number of lawn and garden projects with ease. Take full advantage of all the tractor is capable of and you'll be using it during every season for many years to come. You just have to perform regular maintenance to keep it running efficiently.
If you notice cracks, tears or worn spots on a lawn tractor belt, you'll need to replace it. Before you start your search for a new belt, jot down the make and model of your tractor. Also, note the width of the deck. With that information, you will be able to find the belt you need. Once you've tracked down the right belt, you may want to buy multiples. Too often, belts aren't noticed until they're already badly damaged or broken entirely. Having a spare around could mean the difference between being able to plow yourself out in a bad storm and being stuck shoveling out your car. Other smart buys include two or three spare lawn tractor spark plugs and a few quarts of oil.
Once you've found the right belt, you'll need to find the right tools to replace it. A socket set and a Phillips head screwdriver are the only tools you'll need. Whenever you're working on your lawn tractor or any other machine you're not an expert in, use your cell phone to snap a photo of the various stages of disassembly. When you go to reassemble each part, you won't have to wonder if that piece is going in the right way or if that bolt was supposed to be upside down.
Belts are one of the most often-checked maintenance steps, but follow it up with a quick oil change. Your tractor's oil needs changed regularly to keep engine-destroying sludge from building up. When it comes time to change your tractor's oil, Sears has everything you need: oil, funnels and drain pans. Every time you change the oil, check your oil, fuel and air filters. They need changed to keep contaminants out of the oil and engine, too.
The last stop on your maintenance run should be to check your blades. Sears can get you the tools you need to sharpen your tractor blades, providing they're not bent or dented. If the tractor blades are dented or bent, it's time to replace them. Sears carries all types of blades: heavy-duty, single blades, blade sets and blade kits. We also have mulching blades and kits that can save you hours of work raking and hauling trimmings.
Sears is the place to turn to for replacement parts and tools to perform routine maintenance on your lawn tractor. With trusted brands such as Craftsman and Husqvarna, you can get all the supplies and attachments you need to get the job done.