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missing the grass between the blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Phishook, May 28, 2003.

  1. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    What would cause the mower to not cut where the blades overlap? I'm getting a fine strip of grass uncut between the right and center blades on a 61'' Chariot/25hp. I ran doubles, and singles, in all differant combo's still having the problem.

    Spindle's, belt, ???

    The blades are the right size, 21".:confused:
  2. Bill Renda

    Bill Renda LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Is a spindle bent? I had this problem on an old Bobcat and one spindal was sitting slightly crooked. Seems somebody hit something and where the spindle bolts through the deck it was tweaked just a little bit. Removed the spindle and pounded the deck flat re-installed spidle and machine cut fine. Line up blades so that tips are facing each other and see if there is a hight difference. If there is then you know its a bent blade or your deck. Let us know how you make out.
  3. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Is your deck clean and have you installed factory blades yet? Sometimes you will get a spot that the deck misses due to turbulance. This can be caused by high lift blades, grass stuck to the bottom of the deck, or mowing too high.

  4. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,143

    I think you hit it on the dot.

    I took the shields off the top this morning, looking for anything unusual. Noticed the nut and bolt has a little sway. The spindle and deck seem fine. I'm going to try to just replace the bolt and go from there.

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