Jd Gs 30

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MacPhersonlawn, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. MacPhersonlawn

    MacPhersonlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Last year I bought a JD GS-30 wilth a 36" deck. It was used and I did not get a manual with it. I find that it pulls to the right requiring constant adjustment to keep it going in a straight line. I can't figure out how to fix it. There must be some adjustment to make the left drive wheel go slower or the right wheel to go faster. It's probably a simple thing but I just don't see it. Can anyone help me with this?
  2. Turf Dancer

    Turf Dancer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Go to a JD dealer and do two things.

    1. Request a copy of the owners manual
    2. Ask them how to adjust it.
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,045

    That is a belt drive with a idler pulley set up right? If so you should be able to pull a circlip on the rod that goes from the handle to the idler pulley and adjust the rod end that threads on the rod . Making the rod effectually longer puts more tension on the belt for your weak side. If after adjusting you can't get enough tension , it usually is due to a worn/ incorrect belt or worn parts.
  4. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    go to http://www.deere.com they have manuals on line
  5. MacPhersonlawn

    MacPhersonlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Thanks for your help.
  6. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    should be a simple fix, but have you also considered the possibility of one tire being deflated a bit? It happened to me once when I had a tire with very low pressure/small leak. Pulled to one side.
  7. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 564

    I have a gs30. It had the same problem. Mine was a tire pressure problem. Gotta love those easy fixes!

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