Trimmer Reel mower not driving strongly

TboneSandyAugust 29, 2013

I bought a 25 inch Trimmer with a G200 5hp Honda Engine on Craig's list about 2 months ago. It runs great and I have used it regularly, but after using it for about 20 minutes yesterday, the drive drum slowed down and nearly stopped so that I had to almost almost fully push the mower to complete my job. It seems to work only sluggishly. Is there an adjustment to be made or a tip to the shop? Sandy

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ggoyeneche

Never heard of this before. Been using and learning about Trimmers since the early 1960's at my Dad's knee.

The roller is chain driven from the main jackshaft, so it's a positive drive. However, the rubber tread on the roller is bonded to the roller's metal structure. It's possible that the bonding failed and the rubber cover is slipping on the cylinder. See if you can move the rubber tire relative to the cylinder.

If the rubber is slipping you can remove the roller assembly (disconnect the chain, then remove the two u-bolts), pull off the rubber and try to re-bond it using a high strength adhesive compatible with rubber and metal. A new replacement roller is p/n 25601 and is $118.50.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 8:45AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need Recommendations For Inexpensive Gas Push Mower With Mulch Bag
I think it's time to retire our old mower, which is...
mimipadv
Kohler Knowledge
I am replacing my 2nd B&S 23HP engine on a Simplicity...
wekjo
Toro Zero turn
Having trouble with Toro Time cutter ZT4200,Koehler...
Amy Bebensee
Tom Boy Lawnmowers????
Has anyone seen or heard of Tom-Boy push lawn mowers????...
bekellog
Craftsman 6.6 Eager 1 917.377321 won't stary running
The only way I can keep this mower running is to take...
fresno99
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™