Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model

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When I mow with my 42" craftsman tractor it leaves a strip of grass down the center of the cutting path. How do I get rid of this?

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Hello:

This is Usually Caused by Worn Blades or a Bad Mandral/Blade Spindle Bearing.
Remove the Deck from Under the Mower.
Remove the Deck Belt.
Check the Mandrals/Blade Spindles for Bad Bearings. Do the Sound Rough when you Spin the Pulleys by Hand? Can you Move the Mandralls/Blade Spindles from Side to Side? If Yes, then the Bearing s Require Replacing.
Look At the Tips of the Cutting Edge of the Blades. You will Se the Tips are Rounded and Not Square. This Condition will cause the Strip in the Center of the Deck.
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Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Be Happy. Thanks.

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Posted on May 11, 2009

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Some mowers decks had blades that where timed,but it can also be from dull blades,or mostlikely an uneven deck, check for level deck height on a nice flat surface

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