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Troy Built 6.75 Self Propelled to Slow

My self propelled runs kinda slow on the grass, fine on concrete. The mower is only a year old. Can this be adjusted somehow. My older troy built has a very powerfull pull compared to this one.

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You have to take off a part behind the gears and move it to a slot farther away. Mine was the same way. It's in the manual on how to adjust the speed to go faster.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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Put oil or grease all the shafts and bearings inside and out, if possible adjust the cutter blade contacts.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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The belt under the mower that drives the wheels may be worn out or just loose. A new belt or a simple tighten probably will fix the problem.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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