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#1 poncho62 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2010 - 06:10 PM

Seems that my MF10s front tire is really cutting into the grass when I turn sharply.....I know, I know...Dont turn sharply, but my other mower doesnt do this...and its pissing me off....lol..........I think it is because the wheels sit the way they do.....with that bow legged John Wayne stance......seems that all the MFs of this vintage seem to sit like this, the ones I have seen anyways. It only does it turning left, but it turns sharper left than right also.

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This is what it is doing when I turn left to go around stuff......its the right side front wheel that is digging in

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Anyone else have this problem....I know there probably isnt much I can do....maybe run less air in the tires?

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Posted July 02, 2010 - 06:16 PM

Hard to tell in the pic, but appears that there is too much toe-in. Should be no more than 1/4" toe-in on the front.

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Posted July 02, 2010 - 06:31 PM

Like Daniel said your toe in looks like it is a little too much. A little less air in the tires might help. Are you mowing when the grass or ground is damp? My MF12 never does this.

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Posted July 02, 2010 - 06:41 PM

I will admit....the ground was damp....rained the day before........will adjust the toe in......

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Posted July 03, 2010 - 09:13 AM

Oh yea, your tires are toe'd in way too much! Jack it up and adjust the with of the tires so that the distance between the front and the distance at the back is the same (measure between the two tires for spacing) Your adjustments will be at the tire rods)

Also keep in mind, the cast iron motor is much heavier than a modern tractor, so depending on what your "other tractor" is, that is a factor. I mow with my MF-12 that has narrow tri-ribs up front and I don't dig in at all.

Also, how fast are you mowing?

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Posted July 03, 2010 - 03:24 PM

All fixed...The toe in was off by about an inch.........plus one of the spindle steering arms was bent (twisted)......drives good around the corners now....thanks guys.

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Posted July 03, 2010 - 03:32 PM

:good_job:Good stuff poncho62




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