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I need a drive belt diagram & replacement procedure 1987 180

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I need a drive belt diagram & replacement procedure for a 1987 180 lawn tractor. Neighbor had one break no manual available. 36 or 38 inch single blade mower deck
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

lT160 looks to be the same.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/deere_lt160_auto_belts.asp

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please note 8/15/15 5:45 PM reply. The LT180 is the new series of the 180 older series. The drive belt & the mower belt configuration are not the same.The pictures you sent are on the web, I already had them from another site. I have the 180 on the hoist standing up. They are not alike. The videos on Youtube are useless the lighting is so poor the pictures are too dark to make out the features & are not useable. The tech. used a cutting torch to trim alignment guides off, instead of removing pulleys, alignment guides and reinstalling them after belt is installed. I was hoping this site would provide factory diagrams & instructions for the 1987 JD 180 30" single cut deck drive belt & mower belt. I don't know why y'all have sent me duplicate responses to my original question. But, I have replied to all e-mails. The last e-mail, from a Diane instructed me to communicate with you until I had a correct answer. I'm waiting.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/deere_175_drive_belt.asp

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Deere parts does not show the installation, nor my service manual. Instruction is there, but very vague at best. 170, 180 qnd 185 all show the same