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Hi All

Newbie here so go gently.

I have a rather old (by today's standards) Lawnflite 555 ride on. As soon as I got it I had to service, oil and grease and sharpened the blades. He was desperately in need of TLC. So, it is now cutting like it should and as we have 2 acres to cut every 2 weeks he is going to be busy.

Yesterday whilst reaching the end of the cut, the clutch (If thats the right description) pedal started juddering. Upon checking it also does it in reverse, and when I look down at the belts and pulleys, the whole lot are waggling about like a dogs tail.

Prior to this the drive belt from the engine to the axle became so loose it was slipping off at the engine pulley.

The blade belt and system are fine, its only the drive side of things.

Are the two problems connected ? What could the overall problem be ?

Thanks In advance.

Brian

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Brianj42 wrote the following:
Hi All

Newbie here so go gently.

I have a rather old (by today's standards) Lawnflite 555 ride on. As
soon as I got it I had to service, oil and grease and sharpened the
blades. He was desperately in need of TLC. So, it is now cutting like it
should and as we have 2 acres to cut every 2 weeks he is going to be
busy.

Yesterday whilst reaching the end of the cut, the clutch (If thats the
right description) pedal started juddering. Upon checking it also does
it in reverse, and when I look down at the belts and pulleys, the whole
lot are waggling about like a dogs tail.

Prior to this the drive belt from the engine to the axle became so loose
it was slipping off at the engine pulley.

The blade belt and system are fine, its only the drive side of things.

Are the two problems connected ? What could the overall problem be ?

Thanks In advance.

Brian



Drive Pulley or idler pulley bearings bad?

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How did it go? Did you fix your problem?
You can alwasy sell your mower and get another, you know Look here at Ride-on mower category. Ireland and overall UK based, so you might find yourself a buyer.
Cheers!


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