1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about fertilization strategies for success with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum.

    Dismiss Notice

2 problems with Toro belt drive walk behind

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by sensor419, May 9, 2010.

  1. sensor419

    sensor419 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a 2006 36" 13hp Kawi belt drive Toro Proline mower with 2 issues.

    1st - The left side drive often binds up (the brake lever is pulled up without me touching it) causing the brake to engage lightly (no abrupt turns). Sometimes it releases on its own, but usually I have to come to a complete stop for it to release. I have taken this side apart and could see no problem and all parts seem to move properly when it is not bound up. Any ideas on why this is happening and how to fix it?

    2nd - It does not idle smoothly. With the throttle lever at the bottom of its travel, the engine rpms cycle up and down within a relatively low range. To get it to idle more smoothly I have to pull the choke out carefully to find the sweet spot. Thoughts on what is happening here and a solution?

    I would appreciate your help very much.
  2. sensor419

    sensor419 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Any ideas???
  3. jf69

    jf69 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    i just started having this problem also
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    1. There exist two adjustment butterfly nuts down either side on the control rods, one of the rods goes to the T-bar, the other to the brake... I would think that loosening the butterfly nut on the control rod that goes to the brake by several turns (and you will have to be your own judge in terms of how far to adjust it out) will fix the brake issue, it would seem to be a simple matter of adjusting the control rods, in this case the brake on that side.

    2. Have you tried adjusting the idle speed screw on the carburetor?

Share This Page