Anyone added lights to their mower? I was thinking about adding some battery powered LED lights.
JML said:Sounds like 2 different issues. First sounds like the bolts holding the drum in place have loosened and the drum is sliding forward. Loosen these, pull back on the drum till the chain is tight, ensure it's parallel and re-tighten.Erickson89 said:The chain on the drum roller has been slipping off. It's happening when I turn the machine around to make the next pass. I'm still learning to not tilt the machine back slightly to make the turn so I can only assume the drum is hitting the ground and causing tension/lateral force on the chain.
Any idea why this would be happening and what I can do to fix it?
The drum dragging is due to the drum lift chain being too long. You can either use some sting zip ties, some people have used a long skinny bolt/nuts, or they make an adapter. Just take up a couple links and you should be good. It's more likely to occur when cutting at a very high HOC because the front roller/casters have caused the mower to be higher in the front (pitched back) and the drive drum no longer fully off the ground when lifted.
Mine is the same year but commercial, and I do this as well. Do you notice that pushing it results in it cutting a little lower? I have wiggle room at the bracket for the front rollerSteely said:Yes, with my 1985 HO model I can manually push the mower as needed. I often times do this on my perimeter pass without the rear wheel drum engaged or dropped.
You need to move the front roller/wheels to the highest hole setting.Cody_S said:If I set the HOC under 3/4" the sides are dragging. With the drive wheel raised up its scraping to a point where it won't even free roll down the drive. I really want to reset HOC to maintain at 3/4", but that means I need to get to the 5/8" level to reset first.
Any ideas why it's doing this? According the manual I should be able to now under a half inch and that's definitely not happening how it's set right now.
Thank you all in advance for the help!
Sorry for late reply, been on the road. I chose the 25 basically to cover more ground quickly. My front and backyard are big rectangles and fairly flat with a small slope on one end. It works great. Mine has a Honda engine and a smooth front roller.ntoben said: