Something is bent, but what?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevenf, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I have a home edition Lawnboy ZTR that started to make a really bad grinding noise like the spindle bearings went out. one of the spindles was missing a bearing shield so I though it was that one. I fixed it, but that wasnt the problem. The noise is still there and the cut quality keeps getting worse. It leaves two strips of grass which looks to the width of the middle blade, and it cuts to the dirt in the middle of each pass.
    Ive narrowed it down to the middle blade. I thought a blade was bent(time to change blades anyway) so I bought new blades. That didnt fix the problem either.
    What would you recommend to fix it? im getting a new mower but need to have this one fixed before selling it.
  2. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Buy and replace the middle spindle. First check to see if all the bolts are still holding the old one in.
  3. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    If you can get under the deck to take a peek try spinning the blade with your hand. By doing this you might be able to see the incosistency in its path.

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