Walker mower leaving a strip of leaves

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by FerrisDiesel, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey Guys,
    Need a little help figuring this out. Just put on a new set of blades, changed all the belts and tightened clutch, new blower housing and am using the large whole screen and I am getting a small strip of leaves down the middle of the stripe. I also checked the sheer pin on the drive shaft and it is good to go.

    It's a 2012 MTGHS, 26 hp efi with a 52" deck. Any suggestions?
     
  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pepto Bismol
     
  3. mathews

    mathews LawnSite Member
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    lower back half of deck slightly, hope that work
     
  4. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa LawnSite Senior Member
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    try going 0ne notch lower on cutting height
     
  5. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa LawnSite Senior Member
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    make sure theyre walker blades not after market ive heard the 52 doesn't vacuum leaves as well as 48 inch deck
     
  6. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have used a 48" deck before and I think you are right.......the 52" bags o.k. and I didn't have any problems what so ever last year with it. I think it may be one of the baffles bent or the rpms might be too low
     
  7. mds2000

    mds2000 LawnSite Member
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    52 inch decks have the blades spin in reverse of the 42 and 48 inch deck check that first then the blade angle makes a difference new or used check that then go onto the motor rpm and what clutch did you tighten?
     
  8. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think i figured out what happened.......maybe. I had to take the crosstubes apart, because I hit something and the bolts loosened up in the aluminum gearbox. So I took it apart, fixed the gearbox, replaced the gaskets and in doing so, I don't think I set the shafts in exactly the way they were before. They are pretty close to straight up and down and side to side......but might be a little off.
     

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