lost power

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AielLandscaping, May 27, 2003.

  1. AielLandscaping

    AielLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    on my 36" stander i've lost almost all power to the blades. The engine sounds like it's running at its regular rpms but when i engage the blades it bogs down and almost stops. if i try to cut anything with it, it will stop. I'm only using single blades so i know it's not the weight from using doubles thats messing things up. any ideas?
  2. the gravely man

    the gravely man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    sounds like a bearing on one of your spindles, run it for a few minutes and then shut it down and feel the spindles and see if they are hot
  3. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Most likely your clutch is out of adjustment if all else is OK...
  4. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,217

    Chutch, belts, or spindles- I had the same problem- mine was loose belts though.
  5. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    Check the bearings in the idler pulleys as well, I've had these seize up and burn the belt and they hog a whole lot of power too. This MIGHT be your problem. Have you checked under the deck for obstructions or stuff wrapped on the spindles? That shouldn't be enough to bog the motor that much, but still..

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