I have the 50" deck off my 318 for the third time in two weeks.
Replaced spindle. put it back together w/o replacing tension spring. 10 min. mowing and spring broke?
Replaced spring, W/o replacing Belt, 3 hrs later shredded the belt?
All my fault for not doing it right the first time!!
I found that the guards/tin create a place for grass and crap to collect and no good way to clean it out without taking the mower down and removing the guards. Which is what caused the crap and mosture to rust and break the spring. I'm tempted to leave the guards off so I can blow the crap off after mowing.
Is anyone else doing that?
Edited by JD DANNELS, June 12, 2013 - 10:33 AM.