Gear Case Riding Mower & Tractor Parts
Farmers, lawn enthusiasts and homeowners alike rely on the durability of Gear Case riding mower and tractors to maintain a beautiful lawn. A common issue faced when using the riding mower is insufficient grass cutting. Here are three specific areas to look at while troubleshooting this problem.
Check the Belts
Riding mower parts such as belts can wear and stretch with time. When not in optimal shape, the belt can stop engaging the blades, which can then leave the grass uncut. Find the belts in the mower deck, and inspect them for any damage. Apparent wear and stretching mean that the belt should be replaced to keep your mower at optimal operation.
Examine the Pulley
The mandrel assembly, also found in the mower deck, engages the blades to ensure even grass cutting. If the pulley atop the assembly malfunctions, it fails to engage the blades that give the grass an even cut. If you hear a loud noise or spot uneven mowing, the mandrel assembly is likely the culprit. A lawn tractor repair help tip is to replace the mandrel assembly when you see uneven grass, but the belts are in good shape.
Replace the Blades
When the belts and mandrel assembly are in good working order, check the blades for damage. Each blade is attached to a shaft, and as the shaft spins, the sharp edge cuts the grass. If the sharp edges have dulled or are damaged, replace the blade immediately.
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