ok so i had a spindle on my band new everride go bad. i think i just didn't have enough grease in it from new, even though i greased everything before i used it for the first time. i got the part and it had a bigger top pulley. (the dealer screwed up and gave me the one for a 60" deck). there was some confusion about the part and i couldn't wait for the correct part so i installed the bigger pulley. i could notice(by hearing) a decrease in spindle speed. i was having problems this spring with build up under the deck... see pictures here. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=229276&highlight=everride i was having problems with it dumping when i disengaged the blades it was also clumping and had a big problem with build up. it seemed like a giant blender under there. the build up was like mud the slower speed seemed to improve almost all my problems i was having in wet conditions. today i was cutting in the rain(it's been raining here all week) the clippings are discharging better there is a lot less build up and no more dumping form clippings sticking to the top of my deck and then falling when i shut the blades off. the smaller pulley came in but i'm almost hesitant to put it back in there. maybe i need to switch to some type of low lift blade. does it seem possible that the slower tip speed is actually better?