Return to the Lawn Mowers Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
MTD Yard Machine, Braking Issue

Posted by skorpion NY (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 14, 10 at 23:01

I am reaching out to anyone that knows anything about riding tractor mowers.
I have a MTD Yard Machine 17.5HP B&S w/ Auto Tranny. The issue I am having is the the moment I put the tranny in R or F it starts to move and the brake cant stop it. I am not applying my foot to the gas pedal to tighten the drive belt so I am not sure what is powering the drive. When the tranny is in N the brake is strong enough so its not the rotor or the pads. ANY SUGGESTIONS?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: MTD Yard Machine, Braking Issue

I would guess the positioning of the belt is the problems- unless some improper belts had been installed. Had any work been done? What can affect that? A seized center in the variable speed pulley for example.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Lawn Mowers Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here