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I have a YTH 22V46 tractor. I am getting divots in the grass

Customer Question

I have a YTH 22V46 tractor.
I am getting divots in the grass when I mow.
What can cause this?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Like I said above I am getting divots in my grass when I mow.
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for your reply. Have you checked to see if one of your blades are bent?

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

The new blades did not help?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have replaced the blades
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

When you were replacing your blades, did you notices any excessive play in your blade spindle shafts?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
not really but will put it back up on the blocks and check that.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
besides a loose spindle what could it be?
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

While you have your mower on blocks, I would like for you to slowly turn each blade by hand. Feel to see if the blades spin level and parallel.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
OK will do that
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

It could be a bent shaft in your spindle.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Will spinning the blades show me a bent spindle?
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Yes it will help to determine if something is bent. If you measure the distance from the bottom of your deck, to the top of your blade, then rotate your blade 360 degrees, and measure again. The measurements should be the same on both ends of your blades. Also inspect the underside of your deck for distorted, or broken parts that could scraping your lawn.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks I will do that now
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

You are very welcome! We can continue from here.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
OK, I will get back to you.
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Thanks!