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spindle started on fire on my warrior. question about new part.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass disaster, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    my dad was helping me today and he claimed it started on fire. i think it was just smoking real bad but...anyway dry grass everywhere

    it's the center spindle
    it's been bad for a while and i ordered the part and had it on hand but i thought i got the wrong part. apparently they updated the spindle and gave it a bigger shaft. it also has a larger top pulley. the old pulley was 5.75 the new one is 6.75.

    will this make the blades spin faster with the pulley being bigger??????? i can see where it might have more grab with more of the belt in contact with the pulley.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    If the pulley is bigger then it would spin slower.

    Because MORE belt has to travel along the surface of the pulley before it turns a full revolution.
    A smaller pulley would spin faster, as in more blade rpm's.
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    well that's what i thought. i could tell it was a little slower. i'd like to have both pulleys. i'd like to be able to swap them if i have lots of rough mowing to do.

    i'm waiting again on the parts man to see what he comes up with. pretty soom i'm just going to get the # myself and see what the f is going on!

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