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Grasshopper zero turn mower front deck wheel slides

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Grasshopper zero turn mower front deck wheel slides
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

Anti-scalp wheels on the deck? If raised, wheel turns free on the bolt/shaft? Or the front wheels on the unit? Wheel bearing bad?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
What are anti-scalp wheels. The wheel does turn free. I have already changed the wheels.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

Deck wheels or the two swivel wheels out front?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
2 swivel wheels out front
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

One or both skid?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
one on right
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

Swap sides and see if it changes . Most likely you have bad wheel bearings.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
i changed the bearings also
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

did you check and grease the swivel shaft?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

Is there weight on the tire, or could the tire be skating along, from a bent frame?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it seems to have weight on it
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

if all bearings are good, and it is only the one tire. I think you need to raise the unit, and measure both tire frames for being equal height.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
when you say tire frames what are you referring to?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

What the two tire swivels go into.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok. If they are not what should be done?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

The frame would need to be bent to match

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Actually the the wheel that is sliding is actually digging into the ground.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

And the swivel is not bent?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it doesn't look like it. What would cause it to bend. Nothing was hit.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

I don't know, without seeing it, I can only go by what you tell me! Something Has changed or it would have been doing it from day one.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

I see question still open, did you find problem?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Not yet
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

OK>