Wright Stander Rear Wheel Dragging

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by burtandruss, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. burtandruss

    burtandruss LawnSite Member
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    Hello all. I have a 2006 36" Wright Stander (small frame), model WS3615KAWRE, serial 28963, appx 500 hours, bought used a few years ago with appx 400 hours. Mower runs and cuts fine. The problem I'm having is when I'm mowing straight and go to slow down to turn (backing off on the speed control bar), the left wheel seems to not release properly/fast enough, and will drag slightly, tearing up the turf. Right wheel releases fine as it should. I've also noticed the left wheel/tire sticks out about 1/2" farther than the right measuring from each fender, if that has a bearing on anything (maybe meaning something was changed before I received it) Tires are identical

    Any and all thoughts are welcome and appreciated. Pete
     
  2. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
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    Take the tire off and see if your having grass accumulate behind it.
     
  3. burtandruss

    burtandruss LawnSite Member
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    Will do. Thanks
     
  4. xstatikplus

    xstatikplus LawnSite Senior Member
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    While the tire is off take a very close look at the wheel motor frame. They can crack over time from bumps in the lawns
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  5. burtandruss

    burtandruss LawnSite Member
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    Tire removed, not a bit of grass had accumulated and wheel motor frame/welds perfect.
     
  6. Tanum

    Tanum LawnSite Member
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    As wheels are hydraulic motor driven I would start there. Any good hydraulic guy would be able to rectify it quickly. Had same problem on similar machine. Transpired it was a faulty valve. While he was at machine he changed all the O rings too, full system flush and new oil. No problems since.
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  7. xstatikplus

    xstatikplus LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree next step is hydrolic system. Was hoping for you it would be the cheaper/easy fix. Have a few beers and some ribs at the dinosaur BBQ :) awesome food there
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  8. burtandruss

    burtandruss LawnSite Member
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    Yup. I kind of thought that it would come down to the hydraulic system but you never know. Sometimes you don't even think of the simple things. Thanks for your help.
     
  9. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    same issue on my 36
     
  10. burtandruss

    burtandruss LawnSite Member
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    Did you get it diagnosed and repaired, or are you still living with it like me for a winter project?
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014

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