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New Raptor SD clutch rattle

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by aiki98, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Last week I requested serial numbers to do some research and received nothing.
     
  2. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    rhk109,
    There is a bumper kit for the clutch anchor that takes the rattle out of it. I believe the air gap in the anchor is just a hair wide allowing the pin to rattle. We use a similar bumper in our larger units. Your servicing dealer will need to install the bumper. This issue does not effect a large number of units so it's a fix as required issue.

    Brian O

    Brian O
     
  3. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Nope, service dealer must order the part per unit serial number and install.
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  4. rhk109

    rhk109 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    OK, can you please confirm that it's OK to run as is until I get it into the dealer.
     
  5. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    No harm will come to the machine from this issue.

    Brian O
     
  6. ab38off

    ab38off LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I just bought a SD48 and I may be having a similar issue. I think the SN is 14052067.
    My thought was that it was coming off the PTO, as it seems to make a lot more noise when the blade is engaged. Just starting the engine and moving without the blade is much quieter, like I think it should sound.

    My dealer is going to pickup and see what they think. I have alerted them that this might be a possible problem. I described the issue as a metallic sound, like a vibration, that was sporadic and loud while underway and mowing. Agree?
     
  7. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    There's a grommet bumper to help quite the "rattle" I'm going to the factory next week for meetings. I get the most up to date info then.

    Brian O
     

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