Hello, New here on the forum. Lots of great info. I recently picked up a Jacobsen/Homelite 16hp Mower. Close side like the LGT 165. Really good shape, decided to rebuild the deck since a couple of the bearings were shot and a pulley was pretty rotted. everything else is in great shape. Deck still has all the original stickers. Unfortunetly I can't read the model number of the deck, or I would give it - I can just barely make out the serial number.
Here's the question someone might be able to answer. The two outside pulleys of the deck are 4 1/2" OD, but the the drive pulley (the double pulley) in the middle is 5" OD - both top and bottom. Shouldnt all 3 blade pulleys be the same size? Should I assume part of the deck has been rebuilt before and someone changed out the double pulley and put in a 5" OD (both the side pulleys looked like they had the original paint. I can get both 4 1/2" and 5" pulleys from Northern Tool, but before I do i thought I'd check. At the end of the day does it make a difference?
I hope not to change out the double pulley as I cannot for the life of me get that one off the spindle, plus I'm afraid if I roached it I wouln't find a replacement, but if I need to I can figure that out.
I have not got around to getting pictures - thought I would take some before and after, but got tearing into the thing over the holiday w/ my Brother in law and by the time I thought about it we had the whole thing torn down.