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ZK design flaw?

Discussion in 'Wright Manufacturing, Inc. (Archived)' started by UfoPilot, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. UfoPilot

    UfoPilot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    I've broken two rear deck hangers in the last few weeks. There are rock outcroppings where I mow and I hit one. The deck hangers are too close to the frame of the mower and there is a ledge on the frame that hits the hanger causing it to break. Below is a picture. as you can see the hangers are rubbing through the paint and there is a dent in the metal on the side frame. Perhaps there should be a hole cut in the side frame in this location or the hangers might be moved towards the inside a little.
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  2. WrightCommercial

    WrightCommercial Inactive
    Posts: 526

    UfoPilot,

    I forwarded your picture to the engineers, we have seen this on a few units, check to make sure the deck control arms that secure the rear of the deck to the mower frame are secure and not allowing excessive deck movement.

    Best Regards
    Wright Mfg.
     
  3. UfoPilot

    UfoPilot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    It was my fault for hitting a rock, This isn't really a complaint. I just thought you might like to see this.
     
  4. UfoPilot

    UfoPilot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    On a side note, If the clevis assembly was turned 180 degrees (top for bottom), It could be adjusted from the top. That would make it a lot easier.
     
  5. WrightCommercial

    WrightCommercial Inactive
    Posts: 526

    UfoPilot,

    When you say clevis are you refering to the deck hanger? If you look at the plate that is above your feet when standing on the mower there are two holes punched in the plate right below the deck hanger, these are so a deep socket can be used on the bottom nut while the top is held by a wrench to make the adjustments.

    Best Regards
    Wright Mfg.
     
  6. UfoPilot

    UfoPilot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    Yes that is what I mean. Fishing a wrench up through that hole is a total pain. :drinkup:
     
  7. WrightCommercial

    WrightCommercial Inactive
    Posts: 526

    UfoPilot,

    No doubt, a deep 3/4" socket will make it alot easier.

    Best Regards
    Wright Mfg.
     

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