How to Remove the Deck on a Husqvarna Lawn Mower
A lawn mower deck, made of metal or plastic, covers the blade and keeps flying grass clippings and debris from hitting you as you mow. When it's time to rebuild or repair your Husqvarna mower, you'll need to properly remove the deck so that you don't damage it. Husqvarna makes three types of mowers: zero turn riding mowers, lawn tractors and push mowers.
Remove Zero Turn Mower Decks and Lawn Tractor Decks
Position a block under each corner of the Husqvarna mower deck. Set the deck height lever to the lowest setting to release the tension in the springs that hold the deck up.
Pull out the top loop of the double loop retainer springs that are hooked between the front bracket on the deck and the front suspension brackets on the underside of the Husqvarna frame. Use the pliers to unhook the springs if you can't by hand.
Unhook the springs holding the two suspension arms in the center of the deck to the base of the mower frame.
Slip the belt off of the electric clutch pulley (refer to your owner's manual).
Unhook the spring holding the anti-sway bar bracket on the back of the deck to the underside of the frame.
Slide the deck out from under the Husqvarna frame.
Remove Push Mower Deck
Unscrew the bolt holding each side of the mower handlebars to the backside of the deck. Unscrew the two bolts holding on the handlebars and remove the handlebars.
Unscrew the three bolts holding the wheel adjustment bracket to the side of the Husqvarna lawn mower deck. The bracket is behind each of the four wheels on the deck. Remove the wheels/wheel brackets.
Tip the push mower on its side. Wedge a block of wood between the blade and the side of the deck so the blade won't turn.
Unscrew the center bolt holding the blade onto the crankshaft under the Husqvarna mower engine. Make sure to grab the washer on the bolt when you pull the blade off.
Tip the mower back flat on the ground. Unscrew the six bolts holding the base of the engine to the mower deck. The bolts will poke through the engine base and through the deck and have a nut tightened on them under the deck.
Pull the engine off the mower deck.
Mark O'Brien started his professional writing career in 2000 at the "Newman Grove Reporter" newspaper. He was an English tutor while in school and earned an Associate of Arts in English from Northeast Community College. O'Brien indulges his mechanical side by fixing mowers part-time.