8000 serues with screaming 50" deck
I did a blade sharpening on my Gravely 50" deck, and I noticed the nut on the pinions shaft of the gearbox had worked loose, and was actually wearing on the deck surface (metal on metal). I removed the gearbox carriage assembly, tightened the loose nut, and re-assembled everything. I tensioned the belt and when I went to mow, I had this screaming noise I never had before, coming when the deck was engaged. I'm not sure where it's coming from, and I re-tensioned the belt idler to make sure it was not too tight, with no spring play other than the .015" required. Any ideas on how to determine where the scream is coming from? I don't know if it's a spindle, or a pulley, but it sure is loud. I hate removing the deck again, but I may have to. Anyone had this issue and resolved it?