20 Most Recent Swisher 44-Inch 12.5 HP Trailcutter #RTB12544 Questions & Answers

check all the connections for a loose or corroded joint. the stater could also be bad. check to see if it is charging when running with a meter.

Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on May 26, 2016

Yes, if at all possible , try to get an impact wrench, air or electric will do. makes the job of removing the blades a lot easier.

Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on Aug 29, 2015

use 2 thicknesses of a match book,or .012,,pull the black wire off the coil and start it,if it runs then a safety switch is bad

Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on Jun 21, 2015

Try removing the anti backfire valve on the bottom of the carb and cleaning it. They sometimes stick closed due to ethanol gum. Mace sure you hear a click when you turn the switch on. The solenoid which operates the AB Valve could be bad or have a broken wire.

Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015

There should be a number on the bearing itself. Take that to your local auto parts and they can cross it over to any number of manufactures.

Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on Aug 08, 2014

Changing the belt on the swisher 44' rough cut - mine is a model RTB134412v. You have to remove the belt guard (4 bolts) and then the 6 bolts holding the engine on to the deck. Lift (or tilt) the engine up and loop the 1/2"x50" belt (I got a husky replacement belt at tractor supply) through the wire belt guides and around the engine belt drive. Then loop the belt around the larger blade drive. It takes about 30 mins or so. Hope that helps.

Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014

The most likely cause is a bent blade. If the blades are not reasonably straight and balanced it will cause excessive vibration. I suggest addressing this asap. The excess vibration can cause more serious problems if not fixed.

Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on May 24, 2014

sounds like you have valve trouble

Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on Nov 09, 2013


Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on Nov 09, 2013

I wish I had an answer. I just bought a Swisher Trail Cutter this weekend (3-27) and have the exact same question. Where does the console assembly mount? On the mower deck? The blades have to be "engaged" in order to operate. I do not have an electric start....it is a pull start....like a simple lawn mower.

Swisher 44-Inch... | Answered on Aug 02, 2013

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