36" Exmark Metro

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Cooter, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    I am having problems with the mower wanting to turn. Last year is started taking off slower and slower and had a harder time pulling a sulky. Thought it was maybe the trans belt. Got it out the other day and tightened it up and it seems better. Now I am having a hard time with it turning. You will go straight and hit the brake and it will just stop the mower. Could the drive belts be that worn? Any other ideas. I need this to do cleanups right away. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    Any chance you slopped some grease on the drive belts? Or maybe you need to adjust your pulleys.
     
  3. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    No grease on the drive belts. The machine is used little and kept very clean. How do you go about adjusting the pulleys?
     
  4. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,462

    You should go to eXmarks site with your model and serial number. Download the owners manual for the mower. It will have clear easy instructions to make the drive and brake adjustments. One affects the other so you will probably need to make both adjustments. You will just use a quarter inch punch or allen wrench to insert at the base of the lever to check a gap, after disconnecting the threaded rod and turning it in the direction needed. You could eyeball or measure it but the allen makes for a quick check, a go/no go guage.
     
  5. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    And this is free of charge?
     
  6. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,462

    Yes sir. GO HERE and follow the links to your model then serial number range. One thing I overlooked is you may have the ECS, I was describing the pistol grip adj.
     
  7. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    if it is having trouble pulling, and completely stops when you pull a turn brake, you need to adjust the transmission/engine belt or replace it. i have the same mower and had the same problem
     
  8. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,325

    Adjust your trans belt and also your right and left drive belts and you'll solve the problem.
     
  9. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    I will download the manual and try adjusting the drive belts.
     
  10. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    After tightening the drive belts it works like it should. Still have to do some adjusting so the park brake will lock. Thanks.
     

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