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StarTech

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Definitely 2002

Does your deck look like this? #58 is a mulch plug so it probably not present.

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If so then the blades are standard 6 point star blades. 942-0616A 21.23" Now of course there are high lift and mulching versions.
The deck belt would be 954-0371A (5/8 x 74) Kevlar belt.

As Bert there should be one large spring attach to rear stabilizer bracket, #45 is the spring.

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Now these images are from 1998 model.
 

bertsmobile1

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Yes and no
So it would be a 2001 model if that is the original engine but I can not find any parts break downs for the Columbia brand earlier than 2008
 

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Bert since the engine was built on December 11, 2001 it most likely was installed on a 2002 model.
 

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Definitely 2002

Does your deck look like this? #58 is a mulch plug so it probably not present.

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If so then the blades are standard 6 point star blades. 942-0616A 21.23" Now of course there are high lift and mulching versions.
The deck belt would be 954-0371A (5/8 x 74) Kevlar belt.

As Bert there should be one large spring attach to rear stabilizer bracket, #45 is the spring.

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Now these images are from 1998 model.
thats looks oddly farmiliar... thanks a bunch! :) the spring isnt there.. im assuming this is there to remove play in all the loosness and would help apply propper tension even on the longest setting to mow?
 

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hey folks.. been a while i know :p i got myself a lawn tractor Columbia 42in cut 16HP single cyl Briggs... and it needs a belt for the deck as well as both blades.. ive tried looking at the MTD site.. but couldnt confirm my model on the site?? so if anyone knows where i can look.. would be nice

model 13AE698G597 ... to be fair... the last 9 digit.. the sticker is bunched up a bit.. i think.. its a 9.. might be an 8?? trying with either or doesnt give me any better hits.. its still mowing.. but wow.. is it ever slowing down .. even during a mow i can notice it getting worse and worse..

side note.. how tricky is it to add a washer port to an older deck? what do i need.. what do i need o know?( location?? places to avoid?)
Google Columbia 42" deck belt Part number OEm 754-04060 MTD made a lot of brands and if you cross reference it to a 42" cub cadet with a 16 hp it should help. take your old belt off and take it to a good lawn mower repair shop. Do not buy the belt from an auto parts store it will not last.
 

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Replace the E with an F in the model, not sure about the last 3. That should bring up approx 3 different model numbers ending in either 300 (2002 Model), 131 (2003 Model) and 722 (2004 model). Those should help you in finding parts for your mower.
 

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got a replacement belt and blades.. mine were toast!.. made a good difference :) that spring i mentionned wasnt there.. my bad.. it IS there.. next step.. adding a water spiggot thing on there to clean some of the muck :D
 
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