My mower won't go straight PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Elawncare, May 25, 2005.

  1. Elawncare

    Elawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I have a 32" belt drive encore mower that veers to the left when I try and go in a straight line. I have to hold the right break constantly for it to go in a straight line. Please help if you know how to fix this.
  2. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Check the tension of the belts on each side, check for something on the left side/axle that would cause friction to make it veer left, check tire pressure, check control linkages from pistol grip to transmission, and finally, jack up the mower and run the wheels and see if the wheels turn at the same rate.

    Seth Goings
  3. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    go with the tire pressure first..... then make sure the brake isnt engaged(linkages) when the levers are fully open......
  4. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Make sure your handles are nice and loose when in the running position. Then also check your tire pressure.
  5. MacPhersonlawn

    MacPhersonlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Tire pressure is usually the reason this happens.

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