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Old 09-17-2013, 09:48 PM
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Belt drive mower not going straight

Hey guys,
my exmark metro 36" is not going in a straight line. it goes slightly to the left. I would say 1 foot off for every 40 or 50 feet forward so pretty substantial. I thought by adjusting the spindles on the I could get it to go straight, but that just made it easier or harder to apply the brakes (steer). How do I fix it?!
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:57 PM
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air pressure in tires
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:05 PM
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The manual for my JD belt-drive walk-behind advises to adjust the air pressure in your tires to adjust the tracking. Just remember that having exactly equal pressure in both tires won't automatically result in your machine being zeroed in, you might end up with two slightly different air pressures to get it where you want it.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:05 PM
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Belt drive mower not going straight

Possibly a stretched drive belt. Thts what was happening to my Lesco wb.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:18 PM
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I just bought myself a bike pump so ill hit my tires soon.
Is it hard to change belts? I need to do that soon.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:24 PM
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It's not bad at all; maybe 30 minutes your first time. The good thing is you have the other side to look at as a reference while you're working.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:13 AM
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nice and I just watched a video on it also.
thanks everyone
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