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Metro 36 slippin

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Schlepie, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. Schlepie

    Schlepie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    I've got the metro 36 and I love it for my first wb. Haven a problem though. On thick grass, hills, and trailering ...gears 2 and 3 almost have the machine come to a complete stop. The only way to trailer is in 1st. Any experiences with this before I call the shop? I adjusted the springs down one notch but no difference.
    Whats up?
  2. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    The belts from the trans to the wheels may be old and glazed over which causes them to be slippery. I had this problem with my wb, replaced the belts and I was good to go. Do you know how old the belts are? Rubber gets dried and cracked after a few years. This sounds like your problem.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    EASY FIX!!!

    I had the same problem recently. I was talking with Fred @ exmark and he told me how to fix. 1 min. and you up and running again. It is the trans belt. There is a bolt between the motor and the trans. You loosen it and tighten the belt up. Don't over tighten. The belt has got some stretch to it from use.
  4. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    It is easy to determine which belt is slipping. If the spindles that leave the trans are spinning fast it is not the trans belt it is the belts to the wheel and vise versa.
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    65hoss is correct. Its the engine to trans belt. The double wheel drive belts rarely slip unless they're wet or glazed. Plus you can visually SEE the pulley's slipping here.
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I'll make it even easier. Owners Manual page 29. 5.2.3. Fred at eXmark told me they have this question a lot.
  7. Dude got to go out and get a new mower. J/k:D

    Trans belt is slipping. What "65Hoss" said to do. Look in the manual.

  8. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    thanks guys, I was having the same problem with my 48" metro HP. After reading this post, I went to the shop and adjusted the pulley. Now it will pop a wheelie in 5th gear. Once again, the experience here on LS has saved me a trip to the dealer and several $$$$ on labor. You guys/gals rule.

    Thank you,

    Stuart H. South
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    That is why we are all here. Share experiences with each other.
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