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Vibration on Wildcat

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dbroken64, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. dbroken64

    dbroken64 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    Just wondering about the vibration sound coming from the deck of my wildcat. It only has 7 hrs on it and it seems as if the deck is getting louder to me. I have greased it after I mowed and it just seemed like it has a loud vibration that I didn't hear before. Is this normal???? Seems like it is coming from one of the idler pulleys not the spindles. :confused:
  2. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Check to make sure the belts are properly tensioned and you might want to take the blades off sharpen and balance them.
  3. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Also since its new I'm assuming, take it to your dealer and let them figure it out.
  4. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    The spring that is attached to the idler pulley might be going bad. We have a Tiger Cub and we have had to replace to spring before. It should last longer than 7hrs but you could have just gotten a bad spring. Take your hand and make sure that the idler pulley isn't locked up but I would go ahead and replace the spring.
  5. cranesrule

    cranesrule LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    Check to see if you have excess grass buildup under the deck. I have had this cause a loud roaring noise/vibration before and scraping fixed it.

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