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My mower won't go straight PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Elawncare, May 25, 2005.

  1. Elawncare

    Elawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    I have a 32" belt drive encore mower that veers to the left when I try and go in a straight line. I have to hold the right break constantly for it to go in a straight line. Please help if you know how to fix this.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    I'm having to think some 12yrs. back we sold encores and there was a connector sleeve that joined the belt drive axle to the transmission,In time the splines inside would wear and strip out and cause this problem.
    Just a guess !
  3. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    many times its as simple as the tire pressure being a little too low on that one side
  4. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    air pressure and belt tensions are the 2 most common reasons for this on these mowers.
    now you know.
  5. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    Were it a hydro drive, I'd say one drive motor is weak and needs to be replaced. I rode a ztr mower like that once, it was scary to say the least. it was a JD 727 or 715 if I remember right.
  6. Elawncare

    Elawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Thanks for the help!!

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