Commercial and large residential properties are both best tended by riding mowers that can keep large areas of grass neatly trimmed with minimal effort. If a riding mower isn't cutting grass properly, however, the cutting assembly may need servicing. Southern States riding mower and tractor parts are ideal for replacing worn mower components.
Cutting blades are arguably the most important riding mower parts, as they are in direct contact with the grass and the mower cannot do its job without them. Blade edges tend to wear out after extensive use in cutting, so regularly replacing them is essential to making clean cuts to the grass.
Before turning to professional lawn tractor repair help, be sure to check the drive belt that carries rotary motion from the motor to the spinning blades. This belt is usually made from rubber, so it can dry out and crack with age. A missing or badly damaged belt can no longer drive the blades, which fail to spin as a result.
Sometimes, the problem with a riding mower's cutting assembly lies between the belt and the blades in the mandrel. A mower's mandrel is a sturdy metal component which clamps the blades in place while allowing them to spin freely. A bent or off-center mandrel can impair the blades' stroke efficiency, producing irregular results with cut grass.
Sears PartsDirect offers a wide selection of Southern States riding mower and tractor parts to keep your riding mower working well. To find the parts your riding mower needs, start by choosing your model from the list above, clicking the chat button or calling 1-800-252-1698.