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Snapper/Ferris WB BooBoo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ed2hess, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,204

    This is a new kind of clutch failure the pulley got ripped off. Well not ripped it failed due to fatique I would guess. Not a good design, if I would have noted this I might not have gone with sw20.



    To keep the belt on they have two positions.....when deck is high you
    use the upper pulley.. Just over 3 years heavy use.


  2. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 316

    well thats interesting lol Looks like Warner is the one you want to be upset with...since they are the one who built the clutch assm.

    but thats the first time I've seen something like that
  3. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,077

    I have a Ferris 36" hydro that I bought (new) last spring.

    I've never even used the upper pulley yet. Seems a PITA to have to move the belt up just to raise the deck a bit more.

    Obviously, I've not cut any overgrown lots with it set at 3". ;)
  4. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,463

    Those clutch's need to be babied. Throttle down when disengaging the blades. 3 years is decent though. If you treat them right they last forever.

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