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My wife just completed 2 hours of mowing and was taking a break. I went out to check the 2320 tractor w/62D deck out and make sure everything was OK. I bent down to remove some cut grass from the deck and when I touched the ramp it was hot. Then I touched the pulleys and they were to hot to hold my hand on them. Is this normal?
 

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Yes. The friction from the belt running over the pulleys at high speed generates that heat. The gearbox will also get fairly hot. No worries, it's all totally normal. :drinks:


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I was shocked how hot the gearbox on my 62C got, but after 930 hours, it's no worse. Keep those spindles greased:good2:
 

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All good points but would add - the potential for fire is high if the areas around the hot spots aren't cleaned out constantly. Dead/dry grass, leafs, twigs can get hot enough to ignite which I had happen on my old 10XL Custom. Fortunately, I was close by and saw the smoke rising! Since then, I always blow off the deck immediately after cutting.
 

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Since then, I always blow off the deck immediately after cutting.
Being there are so many nooks and crannies for grass to hide on these big decks,this is a very good habit to get into.:good2:


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the potential for fire is high
I agree, had a thumb sized stick get wedged in the drive over ramp once. I heard this noise and glanced down and saw smoke coming out and then a flame! When I shut her down and the friction of the belt rubbing against the stick died, the fire died also. Glad there wasn't a bunch of grass packed under there to fuel the flames.:fire:
 
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