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Old 04-27-2006, 12:35 PM
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Question for Walker owners regarding decks

I have an older walker ('97) and an older 54" deck. I am having a problem with the deck wheels out in front laying the grass down and it leaving a strip of taller grass behind later as it(the grass) stands up. Anybody have this problem and have a remedy?
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:12 PM
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seems like you have a vac problem under the deck. thats a side discharge right. how long have you had it, has it done it since you bought it. what size engine on it?
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:59 PM
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what kind of grass and is it all the time? both sides? are the blades too worn? are they on backwards? (wrong blades) or gear boxes rebuilt wrong and spinning backwards? pto belt slipping and not giving full rpm?
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:07 PM
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Good ideas guys. No, it does not do it all the time. only when the grass is taller and thick. When you are sitting on the mower, it is the left side only. Maybe not the wheels pushing it down then since it is just one side. Yes it is side discharge to the right. Perhaps there is an issue with the vacuum. I have been mowing in the rain some lately and I haven't cleaned the underside of the deck in a couple of days. this could affect the vacuum right?
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Old 04-28-2006, 05:04 PM
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By the way, it just started recently and it is the 20hp model.
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Old 04-29-2006, 03:26 AM
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do you got new blades on? something on deck bent? tighten pto belt.

can you post a pic?
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Old 04-29-2006, 04:49 PM
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I have sharp blades on. I can't find anything bent. As far as I know the pto belt isn't slipping. If it was, wouldn't I hear the hum of the blades slow down? I cleaned the deck out this morning. There was a lot of grass clippings stuck underneath. We will see if it is a vacuum issue.
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:36 PM
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the only blades that will turn opposite are the rear discharge decks. If you have accidently put one of your blades from your bagging deck on this side discharge deck, it is more than likely running the wrong way. In other words check both blades and make sure they are right. You may have one blade wrong.
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Old 04-29-2006, 11:34 PM
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i dont know. if only i could see it in person, i could probably help more.
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:49 AM
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one of mine did that

It was from the grass stuck to the deck,,, he said he was mowing in wet grass so it is the reason. You would know by the sound if the blades are on backwards, and also would know if the blades were worn out. The of course you can even check the shear bolts on the blades to. I had a gorilla put my blades on so darn tight that when the blades broke free from the shears they still spun. Just slower.

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