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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My used cub cadet zero turn commercial mower

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***** *****. My used cub cadet zero turn commercial mower is ready to use, but I can't get it to stop shaking when I move forward
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: it has lap bars and when I push forward on them, it is jerky and won't accelerate smoothly
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
Does it shake without the blades being on?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
haven't tried that yet
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
Have you looked at the drive belt between engine and transmissions? Belt may have chunks missing!
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
checked belts. not that
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
If it shakes with blades running, likley a bad blade.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
what else could it be. blades were not engaged, wife typed answer wrong!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
Bearing out in the drive belt area or bent or damaged pulley. Or does it only when driving.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
please email any other suggestions. We bought the mower used, but owner demonstrated it and it seemed fine. (This is wife again, hubby very upset) He is a retired aircraft mechanic so is frustrated that he can't find the problem. I will assume we can get back when he settles down. Is our payment good for a few days?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
Have you checked each tire and wheel and watched it when moving?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
Sure, get back when you can!
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thanks Curtis.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
Thank you!

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