So, haven't really revisited this thread in a while, but I really need some help, I have a white L-160H lawn tractor, 42" deck, hydro, 16hp motor, bit of a piece of junk honestly.
The issue I'm having, if any of you guys have seen this before, is the deck engagement system, instead of having a lever that engages the deck, the deck disengages when you lift it all the way up, the deck slides forward and the belt goes slack. On mine, the belt was shot before I got my hands on it, snapped clean in half. I went on about 4 runs to TSC and couldn't find the right belt, so I finally bought one on amazon, it was the right part number and everything, but even when you put the deck all the way up and it's as far forward as it goes, the belt won't even go on.
So I'm at the point where I have no idea what the heck to do, I've tried every belt one the shelf, the only thing I can think of is that there's something wrong with the deck lift system, but that doesn't appear to be the case.
Anyhow, I'm pretty much out of options so if anyone has any idea what's going on here that would be great.