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lawnspecialties
04-04-2007, 04:52 PM
I've been in business since '99 and been a member of lawnsite for almost two years. But I must admit, I've never seen a thread or have a reason/solution for the annoying front wheel wobble on some ztr's.

Is there a solution to this problem? What good is the "Super" in SuperZ if both front wheels start wobbling like crazy when you get up to about 2/3 full speed? :confused:

rodfather
04-04-2007, 05:21 PM
Only time I have seen it is traveling across asphalt or concrete, on the WB's too as well.

ncls
04-04-2007, 05:38 PM
If the setup on the bearings has a nut, try tightening it up a bit. If it is a c clip, try adding more grease. Sometimes, the bushings on the top and bottom are worn. What brand specifically?

Metro Lawn
04-04-2007, 05:47 PM
They make a locking washer for that caster nut. Ask PJ for the part number or just ask your dealer. Cured mine right up.

ed2hess
04-04-2007, 07:28 PM
I see that wobble also.......I assume it is due to one of the front tires being out of balance..like real bad. Ever notice when you are on flat surface how bumby the back wheels are...On a scag WB I put in new bearings and those bearing for the yoke and that didn't affect anything in a positive way.

supercuts
04-04-2007, 08:15 PM
my old bobcat ZTR did that real bad on the road going fast so we just slowed down a bit. i woudlnt let it keep doign it, it will wear bearings and bushings faster

chipk1
04-04-2007, 09:05 PM
Dealer told me it is due to 1 front fork being a littile higher than the other. If you have an adjustment to lower the offending wheel, it should correct it.

barnard
04-04-2007, 09:52 PM
Drop the tire pressure.

topsites
04-05-2007, 02:05 AM
You need to replace all the bushings in the casters and velke (hitch, and trailing arm) every year or two, don't forget any under the deck such as if you have spring-loaded belt tensioners riding on an arm.

themowerman
04-06-2007, 12:35 PM
Tire pressures....

grass disaster
04-06-2007, 12:43 PM
Dealer told me it is due to 1 front fork being a littile higher than the other. If you have an adjustment to lower the offending wheel, it should correct it.

this is correct. my walk behind does this on pavement

puppypaws
04-06-2007, 07:41 PM
Drop the tire pressure.That will solve the
problem, puts more rubber on the ground.

robbo521
04-07-2007, 01:11 AM
to lite on the front.my jd was like that.