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Bought a used Tru Cut 20" w/ Honda engine homeowner model

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by NEwhere1, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. NEwhere1

    NEwhere1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Took it to local shop who "sharpened" it, turns out they just back lapped it. It is 7 years old and this was the first "sharpening". It has had regular maintenance for the motor. Starts on the first pull.

    It does sound a little funny to me. It has 4 chains and a couple have some play in them, but the local shop was going to check that for me.

    Here is a vid let me know if you see/hear anything obvious. I found a better place that has the grinding machine and maintains golf course equipment and plan to take it to them after growing season is over, unless it needs to go ASAP.

    It does in fact cut the grass, and seems to work perfectly, just sounds weird.

    I've never owned or operated one prior to this purchase.

  2. NEwhere1

    NEwhere1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Just realized house air conditioner was running while i was recording, i'll redo tomorrow night.
  3. NEwhere1

    NEwhere1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Okay, talked to the mechanic at the hardware store, told me to move the motor to tighten up the drive chain. In doing so I think i know where the noise is coming from. I think the reel clutch when not engaged is still to close to the flywheel thingy....the gap between fly wheel thingy and the clutch for the wheels is significantly larger than the gap for reel clutch to flywheel.

    Also appears flywheel thingy is not perfectly round, not sure if that matters

    Also chain to the reel looks too loose

    all chains look okay, not missing any rollers.

    Just lubed them with some spray white lithium grease per mechanic

    Click pictures for the videos



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