is it a normal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SERRICO, May 19, 2004.

  1. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    I have scag 36" w/b belt drive.
    Is it normal that it always try to go right direction when you are not even squeeze the pistol grip?

    I always have to give a little grip to my left side to make it go straight.

    help.:confused:
     
  2. Birddog Lawncare

    Birddog Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 73

    I bought a used 36 wb this spring and I'm having the same problem.
     
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Of coarse it's not normal.. Have you tried adjusting it so it doesn't do it? It's not too difficult you know...
     
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    SCAG has the EASIEST to figure out drive linkage. Stare at it for about 5 minutes and figure it out.

    Buy two new drive belts and some brake cleaner. Chances are one belt is oil soaked from an oil change gone bad!
     
  5. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    I don't personally have one, but I imagine it is just an adjustment on the belt tension to that side. you'll just need to back it off a bit, so it doesn't pull to that side. Sort of like an alignment, so both belts are pulling/not pulling the same.
     
  6. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    I have a Bob-Cat belt drive WB.
    If I were you I would try adjusting the tracking.
    If this doesen't work, take it to the dealer.
     
  7. JPLAWNSERVICE

    JPLAWNSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    Have you checked the air pressure in the two rear tires? It will pull to the right if the left tire has more pressure than the right one. The pressure needs to be the same on both sides. Also if the belts are stretched very bad then the linkage could be out of adjustment, causing the mower to turn to the right, just like if you were pulling up slightly on the right handle.
     
  8. timinkc

    timinkc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    mine does that, and it's always an air pressure problem
     
  9. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 618

    Ditto, It's air pressure not belt adjustment.
     
  10. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 618

    You may have to run slightly different pressure to track perfectly. Raise the pressure on the side it turns toward or lower the opposite side.
     

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