I bought a new 52", 17 HP Kawasaki, Wright Velke w/b this spring. It had an awsome cut until the middle spindle died of a slow death. It used to have a great, low drone "roar" with the blades were engaged. Great lift, hardly any blowout and would really throw the clippings far. Spindle was fixed and new belts on the machine, but that beautiful sound from the deck is gone, it's not throwing clippings as far and it's leaving some uncut stragglers. I checked the rpm's, and they are at 3650. Even at 3800 for a quick pass or two, with no change. Changing the deck pitch at the front caster wheels doen't change anything. I can't figure it out. Anybody have any suggestions as to what else I should look at.