- Aug 1, 2011
Thanks for the advice but I have checked everything you have mentioned with no luck. My father in laws brand new chopper would every now and then leave a part of a strip as well. It would make you think you missed a spot. The more I read the more I found out that this is a chopper common problem and everyone had opinions on how to make it less noticeable. So long story short, I am done with choppers. I was talking to a guy the other day who loved them more than me and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse so I sold it. It is gone and out of my hair now. Thanks for the help.Justin,
I'm certainly no expert but from past experience I might suggest some possible causes. #1: Deck is hanging uneven.(Check the bolts that hold the chain "deck hanging" links to be sure one is not loose or bent.) #2: A dull blade/bent blade. #3: Something I check every time I mow= Tire Air Pressure. #4: If you are having to "poke along" then try mowing at full engine speed,(not full forward speed) with sharp balanced blades, equally aired up tires according to specifications and a leveled deck. Maybe check the "anti-scalping" rollers to see if they are turning freely.?????
Things can and do get out of whack when you change bearings, belts, and blades. For example: I've noticed on my Dixie Chopper Silver Eagle 2750 that the blades all have two thick washers,(like a full 1/8th of an inch thick) between the blade and the spindle shaft. If you were to lose a washer or forget to put it back on then the blades would be cutting at different heights.
I'm not sure if all DCs have two thick washers (plus the fiber cushioning washer between the blade and the spindle shaft or not?
Do you perform you own maintenance? Dealer's employees aren't perfect any more than I am. Perhaps something was overlooked at service time?