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1st mow spring time fun mowers trimmers etc
« on: March 18, 2012, 02:18:27 pm »
Got to love spring  :'(  Got the trimmers out and on one the primer bulb said sorry I'm all **** up after trying to use. Went to remove and the fuel lines fell apart  :D.  Ordered primer and ran new lines to still use with old bulb for now.

Put new deck belt on riding mower. Smoked it on PTO pulley  :o  worked and worked and couldnt figure out wth.  Would kill it when deck engaged or smoke it when not. I was lost.

Well today I go online and look up a IPL of mower deck. DUH!  ::) had belt on wrong around one of the idler pulleys. Works good now except for that vibrations after smoking the freaking belt. So just ordered a new belt too.   ;D
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Re: trimmers - riding mowers spring time fun
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 07:54:05 pm »
Everything came in and installed correctly this time   :D;D

I swear it was 90 and mowed the grass already in March.  :o :o
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Re: trimmers - riding mowers spring time fun
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 12:24:07 pm »
I hear ya! Gonna be the 4th time I've mowed here in KS coming this weekend! With the rain could be mowing twice that.... But am impressed with the bigger hydro&electroclutch pulleys I put on my Dixon rammag44. Nice combo with 23hp Kohler command I installed 2 years ago....
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Re: riding mowers spring time fun - trimmers
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 02:22:26 pm »
So who is having to repair their lawn eq already?   

Have the 50" 23hp Kohler rider apart for steering parts.  Wife was like I think you need to fix this. it no longer steers.   Least I have several back ups on hand.  ;D Learned to do that the hard way in the 90's.


Also while cleaning the air filter I found a bigger type ball bearing inside the air filter and just outside the carb inlet. Thank goodness it didnt get sucked in.  :o

Where in the world would such a big ball bearing come from inside that area? Some kind of check valve ball where pvc runs into carb area?  ???
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Re: riding mowers spring time fun - trimmers
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 08:47:05 pm »
Plenty of repairs already this year.  Personal mower got tie rod bushings, steering bushing, hydro belt, center spindle and other odds.  Grass has already grown more this year than last

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Re: riding mowers spring time fun - trimmers
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 09:08:22 pm »
The more stuff you have  the more you have to work on things .I'm going to need to put a new diaphragm pump element on my 18 HP Briggs .Those fuel pump diaphragms last about as long as  saw diaphragms ,couple three years .Cheap though ,couple bucks .

Ha I've got an old 12 HP single on a 38" rider I've beat the tar out of which usually is just to pull the leaf vacuum in the fall .The spindles are bent so it doesn't mow level . The yard doesn't look so good but at least it gets clipped until I get the 18 HP going again .

The rest of the stuff works great ,Echo weed wacker and two Stihl blowers ,BG 85 and a BR 400.

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Re: riding mowers spring time fun - trimmers
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 10:21:32 pm »
I had three step kids and step grand kids working in the yard today.

Had to keep reloading the Echo weed whacker head.

Being as I'm somewhat elderly, while the grown kids where weeding and stacking fire wood, I worked on a 2003 MTD high wheel combination push mower that my oldest son bought from CL. It ran at the seller but wouldn't start when he got it home. Pulled the plug and it was completely fouled and the air filter was stuffed. Cleaned the plug and it started right up. Nice almost new looking mower for $15 delivered. But the engine is shot. Smokes somewhat. No bag and the side chute adapter is missing. It is a mulching mower! Mows nice and the blade is good. A new bag with frame is $100 plus shipping. I'll just keep it around as is - as a loaner (I have seven kids and 12 grand kids)  as I traded him a running, older, economy mower for it. It has a B&S 6 1/2 hp engine. I can see that the oil dip stick is a real problem to get a true oil level reading. You need to sneak up on it on a calm morning before it is moved and gently remove the stick.  It was probably run low on oil at one time?
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Re: riding mowers spring time fun - trimmers
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 08:17:44 pm »
660, possibly gumed rings? Maybe a bit of running with a decent internal cleaner.....previous owner may have ran cheap oil in it.....
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Re: riding mowers spring time fun - trimmers
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 09:02:55 pm »
Could very well be stuck rings. I don't think it had much use in the last 10 years. I was going to try using it. The engine is governed at 2800 rpm. It doesn't run very fast.
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Re: riding mowers spring time fun - trimmers
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 09:42:21 pm »
Those danged dip stick oil fills it's real easy to over fill them .Dumbest thing Briggs ever did .

Now I have no problem with the metal tube type like the 11 HP on my splitter .Nothing but problems with the plastic tube type on my mower engines .

On gummy rings you can change the oil to fresh and add a couple oz of Kroil and in enough time it will eat through the gunk .

About every two three years I drain all the oil ,put in straight kerosine and roll the engines with the plugs out because they are electric start .It helps .Of course don't start it with a crankcase full of kerosine ,put oil back in the thing first .

 

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