Some tips for finding a replacement pulley for a lawn mower are to go to stores that sell these products or visit online retailers that specialize in selling parts for different outdoor equipment or appliances. For example, Sears Parts Direct, MTD Parts and RepairClinic are stores or online retailers that offer replacement parts for different brands of lawn mowers.
Spindle or mandrel pulleys are important parts of a riding lawn mower. Depending on the number of cutting blades on these types of lawn mowers, there can be two to three spindle pulleys on this equipment. Spindle pulleys on a mower spin with the aid of a blade drive belt, which causes the blades to turn. When spindle pulleys wear down, they need replacing. A typical place to look for this replacement part is at an online parts store, such as Sears, that also sells this outdoor equipment.
The Sears Parts Direct website has a large assortment of lawn mower parts, including a mandrel or spindle pulley for the Craftsman Riding Mower. However, other models of tractors or lawn mowers that contain this same pulley part number are MTD riding mowers and Kmart tractors, as noted by Sears Parts Direct.
MTD Parts is the website for MTD Products, which is the manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. At this site, customers can buy replacement parts for MTD lawn mowers including spindle pulleys. RepairClinic.com is another online source that sells replacement parts for lawn equipment, power tools and many appliances.