1985-1995? Roper lawn Tractor
Posted April 02, 2011 - 07:36 PM
Posted April 02, 2011 - 08:03 PM
Some belts will bounce to a degree even with the right tension. As far as being able to get in all the gears, sometimes you have to let the clutch out just a touch to just barely have the gears start to move and it aids in getting it in to gear, same as if you let off the brake just enough to let the tractor start inching in one direction or the other and it allows the gears to line up. I have to do this with my Massey MF12G to get it in 4th gear and sometimes in other gears as well.
Posted April 02, 2011 - 09:57 PM
Check out the Yard Pro thread from yesterday.
I think just a little searching will find you parts.
You might post pictures and maybe one of the craftsman guys will recognise what Craftsman model cross references with yours.
Once you know that The Craftsman part #'s should work.
Posted April 02, 2011 - 10:07 PM
Some of the axels had a spring clip on the end and a keyed shaft. If this is what you have, may be the easier way to get the tires up where you can work on the hub / rim.