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mini 44 cutting bad...

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by bigal, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. bigal

    bigal LawnSite Member
    from wv
    Posts: 26

    i have an 05 mini z 44", in the last week or so it has been cutting higher on the right side than the left and just doesnt cut like it used to. my other problem and question is, how tight should the deck belt be? last night i was cutting and it felt like the deck had a shudder in it. is the belt too stretched and causing the blade speed to decrease? would that affect cut that much? just looking for answers, thanks for any input
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Several things to consider with your issue...
    Tire pressure?
    Deck levelness and pitch?
    Bent blades?
    Deck clean?
    Belt tension / wear?

    Shudder??? is there a bent blade? or way out of balance?
    Is there a possibility of debris stuck in one of the blade spindle pulleys?

    Lots of things to check, let me know.

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