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#1 Sket03 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2014 - 07:20 PM

I just picked up a jd332 with 1100 hours on it, with plow 46" deck and a power flow bagger that's not on it now. tractor seems to run good but mowers terrible. Pto seems not to be spinning blades fast does not toss grass at all. Where would be a good place to start. I have no experience with tractor repair so kind of lost if it's bad mule,pto issue or what. Belts seem to be fine no slop in them. Any Helton would be appreciated.

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Posted June 13, 2014 - 07:45 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! I'll let the JD folks handle your issues!


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Posted June 13, 2014 - 08:33 PM

I would start with the belt, remove it and check it over. Then check each pulley (deck and mule drive) for resistance or slop. Also check the condition of the blades.

 

Has the mower sat unused for a length of time before you got it? If so, get a new JD belt.


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Posted June 14, 2014 - 05:47 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. After you have the mower drivetrain checked out, the next things would be to check that the engine is spinning at the correct speed and that the clutch is engaging and holding properly.  About the belt. As suggested above, stick with a JD replacement belt if possible. Some have reported poor performance from other brands. 


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Posted June 14, 2014 - 06:07 AM

Welcome to GTTalk , another thing you might want to check along what has already  been said is the idler tension spring on the deck maybe weak , can't remember if there is an adjustment on it , but you  would have good blade speed for the center  and if the belt slipped the outer ones would be slower ,


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Posted June 14, 2014 - 06:39 AM

Welcome to GTT. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 15, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Thank you for the info, adjuster spring was frozen up pulled apart power washed and it is better than before, one pulley seams tight so going to order one new deck belt and mule belt
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