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I have a cox Stockman twin disc 17hp ride on and there is a terribilr clack clack type noise coming from under the deck once the blades are engaged. I have just replaced the blades but the noise is st

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Check for caved in area on your deck housing. Also your spindles for bad bearings or broken housings.

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