Deck stabilization for higher speeds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Runner, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I thought I posted this last night, but I guess not. Anyway, I was talking to a mechanic from a local dealer, and he told me of something that some of the lco's are doing.
    What sometimes happens when we mow at higher speeds, is the deck starts to bounce and in the right conditions, even gets a "dribbling" effect. It is possible that with the right speed and right terrain of rougher ground, it can reach a "frequency" where the deck can bounce up and down eradically. All we can do in this situation is slow down to let the deck stop bouncing. Well, here ios a solution I tried and it works great. Wrap the chains with duct tape. This adds firmness and rigidity to the chains and stabilizes the deck ride right out. It still has flex for countouring and terrain change, but it is more firm and stable. I did this and can not BELIEVE the difference in noise and deck bounce. HUGE improvement.

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