We have one of those four wheeled four stroke mowers, with the rear
wheels powered - except the drive to the wheels has almost declined to
nothing. It can turn the wheels when they are clear of the ground, but
not under load.
The drive is taken off engine, just above the rotary cutting blade, via
a small V belt. The belt is successfully driving the little gearbox on
the rear wheels and the hand operated 'drive lever' is operating the
arm on the gearbox. I have also tried taking up slack in the cable
which operates the arm. So the problem is obviously in the gearbox
I assume there is some sort of clutch inside the 'gearbox' and it is
this which is slipping(?). Before I attempt it, has anyone pulled one
of these apart and sucessfully repaired one?
Harry (M1BYT) (L)
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