Jumping Toro deck

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by pdege, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. pdege

    pdege LawnSite Member
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    I have just purchased this 52" ZTR machine. I think the cut is excellent even though the machine was abused by the previous owner. What has me baffled is that when I make a spin type turn to the left the whole deck jumps up and then falls back.

    What on earth causes that behavior??
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    check your mounting struts and or support bushings. anything that attaches the deck to the frame must be checked.
     
  3. parkmaster

    parkmaster LawnSite Member
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    have another operator drive the machine while you watch
    the deck and the drive wheel to see if it rubs the tire while turning and go from there.



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  4. pdege

    pdege LawnSite Member
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    That's the key....get another operator and watch what is going on with the deck. Turns out the new anti-scalp rollers are slightly wider (not oem) and the sheet metal mounts are bent slightly, this all adds up to the rollers are riding up on the front left wheel during a turn.

    Thanks for that hint, you saved me from pulling out more of my thinning hair!
     
  5. parkmaster

    parkmaster LawnSite Member
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    glad to help dpege. :D :D


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