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Hydro keeps locking up?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by SDlawndawg, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    yes, i had a brain freeze and said wobble plate but it is the swash plate. sounds like your hot on the trail. good luck.
  2. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    Errr...... The only item I know of that's called a "swashplate" is the main control system on a Helicopter. Is there another name you have in mind???
  3. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    now you know of at least 2 things that have a swash plate.
  4. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    I took the framework and access plate off and jacked up the mower on that side so I could run it back and forth. No problems but the linkage seemed to be stiff. I removed the dampener from the linkage and that made all the difference. The dampener is wore out and doesn't work properly. I think it's the culprit, I hope. Must have water in it or dirt or something. I think I'll replace the right-hand side dampener too while I'm at it.

    Once I get the new parts on, I'll test it again by running it around the yard to make sure it works.
  5. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    Switchless, there is a 3rd device that houses a swash plate. I remember on the farm on an old International harvester sickle mower ( belly mount on a 560) the box that ran the sickle had a swash plate in it. It wasn't the kind with a Pitman arm.

    SDlawndawg, keep up the good work!
  6. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    Pete what does "Errr..." mean? Also here is another complex mechinism that houses a swash plate of sorts.


    This is an edit to the above post: I just looked up "err" in the dictionary and it is there. I'm just a farm boy and would have better understood "error". I won't forget that word. Yes, I make mistakes all the time but it's my ability to overcome them that get's things working. I tell people that if I was perfect they couldn't afford me.

    I try my hardest to help anyone that needs it here or otherwise. I often give the wrong advice but it's very hard for anyone to feel, hear,smell and see what is wrong with an engine with just these black letters we type. I already said I was wrong calling it a wobble and variable plate before you made your post. What else did you want me to say? Now with that said - I'm going to read any new post and offer advice if I think it will help.
    With respect, Kenny
  7. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    Kenny- your advice is a big help along with everybody else's. Don't worry, I'm just a farmboy too and wasn't sure what err. meant either.

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