I have a 15 year old Murray riding mower. It starts fine but now
doesn't move forward. I looked and saw a belt was thrown, put it back
on and it didn't move- didn't check but I suspect the same belt was
thrown again. So I suspect I need to do some work- new belt,
tightening pulley, whatever.
Question is: can I jack the mower sideways about 60 degrees or so to
access the pulley, gearbox, clutch, etc. ? Will doing so do any
damage like screwing up the carbureator or just cause maybe a little
(replaceable) oil leakage, etc. ?
Reason I asked is its just not as feasible for me to drive it up on my
carjacks which are too low. And working underneath is a pain- can't
view what's going on. Tumping it almost sideways looks like it would
be most accessible position. And I can dig a small hole to accomodate
the mowing deck when I tump it.
And any guesses as to what may need to be done ? I guess when I check
again I'll find the belt was thrown again, so my guess is I need a
tighter (new) belt or to tighten the belt pulley.