Top 20 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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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it shows a 50in belt

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sounds like you have valve trouble

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I had the same problem twice. The first time happened when the blades were not swinging freely because they got gummed up with grass. So make sure your blades pivot easily.

The second time happened when the nuts came loose from the blade driver (the part underneath the deck that the large bolt goes through to hold on the blade assembly). I had taken the Swisher to a small engine repair place for servicing. They removed the blade assembly to sharpen the blades while it was there but put the old lock nuts back on without using any Locktight, so the nuts started to come off while I was cutting. Unfortunately, I did not notice this until after the blade driver got very loose and then got reamed out by the wobbling of the large blade assembly bolt. I had to replace the blade driver and its bolts and nuts.

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try sears parts online

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Check that you have routed the belt correctly. Did you happen to go to the outside of the idler? Also is the belt the correct size requiring the idler to put tension on the belt to drive it Belt should be loose when idler is disengaged.. See sketch:


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use a front guide wheel,adjustable,to stop it digging in

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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 is a pull a simple lawn mower.

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I dont believe there is a shear pin on your blade spindles, what I have found on these machines is the the spindle nuts on the balde spindles sometimes loosen or wear and no longer squeeze the pulley on the blade spindle. To make this process easy on your self you need to tighten these with a impact wrench. However if you dont have access to a impact wrench you can use hand tools and block the blades you are trying to tighten with a wooden block. Just make sure you block the blade you are trying to tighten

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Contact Swisher directly to request instructions for installing a belt on model LS722.

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need to know the engine make and caopacity

the operators manual will have the capacity required

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