Hustler Raptor issue

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Old 05-07-17, 07:23 AM
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Hustler Raptor issue

I think someone here works at mower repair shop..
I have less than year old Hustler Raptor ZTR.
Yesterday, left control handle started feeling very loose. They normally feel sort of rubbery when operated, under tension. This one flies practically with no resistance. Surprisingly, mower operates fine, maybe a little odd response now on the L side. Handle lever is connected to a metal plate that is connected to the L side triangular plate on transmission. I can grab that plate by hand and move it back for, thus moving handle, while on the R side, it's not possible. I finished 2 acres yesterday with it as is, but I doubt it will last long.
I could not find anything loose externally.
Help needed. If I get caught I'm screwed. 4 acres of FAST growing grass.
It has 80 hrs and is still under warranty but I do not have trailer to tow to dealer and luxury of it sitting there to be fixed.
Thank you for help

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Old 05-07-17, 09:59 AM
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Fixed it.
There is a hydraulic strut, like for hoods, attached to the control arm. It came off the arm attachment. Was a total b...h to put it back in but I did. All it's doing is dampening arm movement. Nothing was wrong with transmission.
 
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Old 05-07-17, 10:03 AM
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Good to know. Glad you got it fixed.
 
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