オリジナル投稿者： Ben Brown ,
I have a different problem The little steel gear inside of the front wheel keeps rubbing the tips of the plastic teeth off of the wheel. I bet I have lost a couple dozen wheels. There are several causes for this. When you are mowing and that drive wheel bumps into a solid object such as a fence post or a car tire, That will stop the wheel but the drive belt does not slip. The gear keeps turning against that stopped wheel and eats the teeth right out of the wheel. I had to abandon my nice 100% drive using a 1/2 wide belt, and go back to a 3/8 belt that slips so much. Another problem is the soft plastic those wheels are made of, can’t do anything about that. The third issue I would like suggestions on. If the wheel spindle was just 1/10 inch farther from the driveshaft and its gear, there would be much deeper engagement of the two gears, and it would not just wipe the tips of the gear teeth off. I intend to try busting the wheel spindle out of the plate, and rewelding it on at 1/10 inch farther to the rear. Has anyone done that? Did it work? Does anyone have a less radical solution?