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Had a Bad Vibration today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jimbo, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,093

    Just wanted to let you guys know how bad your mower can shake if the blade is even a little out of balance.

    Today I had three properties to mow, and on the last one the mower (52" ZTR) started shaking real bad. I kept mowing to try and figure out what was causing the vibration. It felt so bad that I thought I lost part of my blade but I knew that I didnt hit anything other than a stick.
    Finally it got so bad I had to stop, and check it out. Upon inspection of the blades I found two pieces of twine wrapped around the left side blade bolt (between blade and spindle). I removed the string (about 9" long) and the problem was gone.

    Hard to belive thats all it takes. I thought she was going to shake apart.


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