The Commercial King· Ret. Moderator
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I regularly maintain my 48" Scag zero turn mower (I mow commercially) But never thought as part of maintaining to check belt adjusters . A few weeks ago I was cutting my last pass before a steep hill (that I mow with my walkbehind) and my adjuster pully for my drive belt threw a bearing. The belt popped off , I had no stearing and was heading down hill so fast that the ebrake would have threw me from the machine. So I was along for the ride strait into a tree.(There was a large branch that jutted out so I thank god to walk away from that one). Anyhow the Scag did not fare so well , the right front caster wheel went up and back into the mower deck .(moved probably a foot). Being up here in Pennsylvania our season was ending and I was able to pull it out enough to do my leaf cleanups . Just wanted to get the word out . Here are a few pictures ..1st is the tree ... then some pictures of my wheels after I bent it back , keep in mind, both front wheels should touch the front of the trailer at the same time.