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Hi All, I have a 2048 frontier cutter that I use on my 2520. It works great most time but then I will fire it up and it vibrates like crazy. I always clear the blades and make sure they swing freely. Any ideas what may cause an intermittent vibration?
 

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have you checked all the grease nipples and gear box fluid levels since you bought it? couldn't hurt to also grad a torque wrench and cheque the torque on the main bolt holding the turtle head in place. I head of someone losing a whole cutting head while cutting in the first 20hrs of operation because not all of the grease points had been greased
 

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Thanks ohdeere. I will hit all of those items. Just cuz it's new sure doesn't mean that everything is lubed up and tight. Probably just the opposite.
 

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I think it's pretty normal, the blades have to find their own center and that won't happen till near full RPM is reached.
 

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Make sure the blades swing freely. Check to see there isn't any string, wire or rope that has gotten in between the blade and the blade holder. If a blade doesn't fully extend you will have an out of balance situation.
 

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I have the LX4 and sometimes one of the blades will wrap around on a stop and then it shakes awhile on start up until it spins out straight. Obviously it is hard to describe the shake to each other, but mine doesn't seem bad, I engage the PTO at idle and then if there is a shutter, wait a few seconds until it stops before I hit the rev's...
 
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