Mower gears slipping

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfman33, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    We are starting to get some wet weather here in Florida now. I have a John Deere GS45 36" belt drive. I am having to step off when I take a bend, push it to get the belt to grip then jump back on to mow...until I make another bend. Has anybody got any suggestions?


  2. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 469

    I guess if your gear are slipping you need to replace them, however I think the more likely cause is your transmission belt may need to be tightened. I say this based on a Toro, I'll admit I don't know a thing about JD's.
  3. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    I have a GS30. Try changing the eng to trans belt. Does it grind at all? It could be the trans. Some have problems with it.
  4. lawngator

    lawngator LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 78

    I also have a GS30. That's just the nature of the beast. I have a real tough time in wet grass, but that's what you give up by running belts. If I had more accounts, I wouldn't fool with them. You can tighten them up, but there's not much you can do when it's wet.

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