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I have a Z445 54 in cut. I have replaced V drive belt and…

I have a Z445...

I have a Z445 54 in cut. I have replaced V drive belt and added extra spring but still have lag in response time?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?

2008 trying to find serial number it has Kawasaki engine

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, place placed extra spring to tighten belt, then purchased new belt

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the agriculture mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just that its lags before it gets going at regular speed

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Model number M0Z445C049332
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by the serial number, this unit has a separate pump and motor for each wheel? Not a one piece hydrostat transmission for each side? And both sides lag? Has it gotten worse as time goes on? Or when did it change?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks just been working on it the past 2 weekends. Don’t know why it lags so much even after placing new V belt onthis am
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It started
D about month ago both sides seem to lag about the same

Fluid level full and filter has been changed? See link below.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I haven’t change filter but was going to try that next... I do hear the belt squeak during lag time
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Fluid level was ok this am

Try replacing the filter.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok will try that and fluid and hope it will fix the problem.

With it affecting both sides, it has to be a common area. Belt or fluid and filter,

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok thanks. I am hoping that it does..

Let me know.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok will change it tomorrow and let you know thanks

Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Well changed filter and replaced fluid its a little better but still sluggish at times at belt sqeaks

You would think if belt squeaks, it is loose, but with new belt and added spring, it should be tight!

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That what i was thinking... could there be too much tension on belt? Or could it be spindle

I don't see it being too tight. I assume you checked the idler pulley when you had belt off, and it turned freely with good bearing.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it spun fine .. may need to replace the original spring?

Maybe, what did you use for spring?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have the original and then added the other spring to tighten last year

So you used old and a new spring. I doubt a new original will do any better. I think that you either live with the lag or get another mower. This setup is no longer used, which means it gave trouble or is too costly to repair.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That what i was thinking. I had it for 10 years .. stay with JD?

They build a good mower, but that has to be your choice!

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok thanks for the advice

Thanks!

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