Chariot veers to the left

Discussion in 'Great Dane' started by smmtns, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. smmtns

    smmtns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    When the levers are pushed all the way forward the mower veers to the left. When in neutral the mower does not move. Tire pressure is the same in each tire. Is this a problem and/or is it easily adjusted ?
  2. John Joensen

    John Joensen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68


    It sounds like the pump arm has come loose. The pump arm is the bracket the direclty connects to the hyro pump output shaft. Take the unit to a Great Dane dealer and have it looked at.

  3. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Also, tires usually have a different diameter even with the same air pressure. You could have two very unmatched tires. Try putting the machine on pavement , then take a piece of duct tape and put it on the top off each tire tread to mark them, then drive the machine forward and force/keep the machine tracking straight for about 100/150 feet. At the end of the run both pieces of tape should still be in line with each other. If one is "ahead" of the other, the tires have different diameters. Change tire pressure until they stay aligned. FYI, the tire that has the duct tape “ahead” of the other needs “more air” to make its’ diameter bigger.
  4. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    or just jack it up and measure them with a tape measure.

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