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    Re: Does snow plow close your driveway?

    Yeah, the thing is, at least here, your life can depend on these guys being able to get out of their personal driveway and respond to emergencies at all times. There is generally nobody on duty at...
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    Re: Does snow plow close your driveway?

    Our town used to plow out the Fire Chief who is also an EMT for the ambulance association, but I plow his apron now that I plow the driveway next to him. He has a 4wd work truck now and that's...
  3. Re: Exmark Bagger Mount Weidment bracket for a ultra vac

    I usually get all of my Exmark parts from my dealer, with the exception of blades which I will sometimes order online.

    Exmark does "running changes" on their machines, meaning that 2 machines...
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    Re: Does snow plow close your driveway?

    I found a plow "boot" on Youtube but it's for a grader used for plowing. Around here they use trucks exclusively. I'm sure it could be adapted to a truck though.

    I have a private drive I do...
  5. Thread: New Scag ZTR

    by Darryl G
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    Re: New Scag ZTR

    Additionally, Kawasaki engines tend to have a higher torque rating for a given HP rating, and it's torque that gets the job done.
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    Re: Does snow plow close your driveway?

    Some people get really angry when a plow pushes snow into their driveway and don't seem to understand that's just how it is. There is really no viable option for the plow operator in most cases.
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    Re: TC SS4260 mower deck bearings growling

    That's not a lot of hours. I hope you're not using the deck washout port. Bad idea to equip a mower with one and worse idea to use it IMO.
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    Re: Ponly model-Electrical funnies

    Wait...the lights are on with the battery disconnected? You have a poltergeist!
  9. Thread: New Scag ZTR

    by Darryl G
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    Re: New Scag ZTR

    Same as above...
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    Re: Hello everyone, my first post.

    @Gotomow - you might want to start a new post in the Honda forum. Honda's are usually one or 2 pull machines, warm or cold.
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    Re: Hello everyone, my first post.

    Yeah makes perfect sense now. That would be annoying. The starting problem could possibly be resolved though.
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    Re: Hello everyone, my first post.

    I don't think I'd be swapping mowers just because mine takes several pulls to start. I suggest you make sure that the choke is closing ALL THE WAY. Staying open just a tiny bit can make a big...
  13. Re: Stihl blowers my experience BG55, BG86C, BR200

    Just wanted to point out that most handhelds have a provision for a strap. Much better when using for extended periods.
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    Re: BLOWER COMPARISON

    They have their place but not for me. I need hours of run time, not minutes. My main issue with battery powered equipment is when it's time to replace the battery and it costs 60% of what the unit...
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    Re: To remove, or not remove...

    My covers stay on. It takes all of 10 seconds to blast any debris out with a blower.
  16. Re: 87 octane with ethanol OR 91 octane ethanol free

    First of all, keep in mind that there are different octane rating systems used in different countries. In most countries, the Research Octane Rating (RON) is used. In the US and Canada the...
  17. Re: Toro Timecutter MX6050 60" Upgrade to Gator G6 Blades Successful but have a quest

    Agree about the Gators failing at the end of the "flute" or what I call the sail. It always catches me off guard when I go to sharpen them and find the edge of it broken up/uneven. At that point...
  18. Re: Toro Timecutter MX6050 60" Upgrade to Gator G6 Blades Successful but have a quest

    Hi and welcome. I would advise against running through standing water. You really don't want water spraying up on your spindles imo. Also I'd suggest the G5 blades over the G6 for your deck size...
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    Re: Removing Spark Arrestor

    Yup, even a butane lighter works. I just hold with needle-nosed pliers and the deposits turn to ash and brush right off.
  20. Re: Which Hustler Should I Purchase? - help please

    I don't know how Hustler calculates their productivity but a 15% overlap is commonly calculated into manufacturer productivity figures.
  21. Re: Donaldson Air Box off Kawasaki FX691 question

    I see. Well, it appears to be the correct primary filter so I guess that's just their design. Air doesn't need a lot of room to move, ya know.
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    Re: Changing the drive belt on a Cheetah

    I've only changed belts on Exmarks and don't have a Scag but just curious why it's necessary to remove the rear wheels. I've always left the wheels on and pulled the rear wheels onto ramps to give...
  23. Re: Donaldson Air Box off Kawasaki FX691 question

    P821575 is the same part number as the original filter for my 691V Donaldson filter :) I just pulled it to check. I believe it's supposed to be a tight fit so it stays in place.
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    Re: Poulan PRo 22hP without OIL !

    Maybe having the cap loose caused low oil pressure and triggered the oil pressure switch?
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    Blades Re: Typical mower blades VS Mulching blades

    That's a powered vacuum system though, right? I got the impression that the OP is using a bagging system without a vac unit which relies on air created by the blades to send the clippings into the...
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    Re: 2 flat acres, 10K budget... Which Zero Turn?

    I'm not a fan of Scag mowers. Yes they are well engineered, tough and cut well. But they are VERY heavy and rut like crazy. I'm in the business of maintaining lawns, not destroying them...
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    Re: 2 flat acres, 10K budget... Which Zero Turn?

    I suggest you check out the Exmark Radius. With 3 different series to choose from, E, S and X you can scale the features up or down to your liking.
  28. Re: Toro 22" Recycler with leaking gas tank - free replacement

    Wow, great to hear that they're stepping up and taking care of this common problem! I'm sure there's a lawyer behind it somewhere, lol. I have a Stihl trimmer that was part of their gas gap recall....
  29. Mower News New Bob-Cat RS Designations and New XRZ Pro RS Model

    I see that Bob-Cat has new "RS" designations for the Predator-Pro, ProCat, FastCat Pro models and and a new XRZ Pro RS model. I haven't spoken to my dealer yet about them but I notice they all have...
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    Not sure if this helps. I only have 143 hours on the Kawi 691v engine on my 52 inch Bob-Cat FastCat Pro that I bought this spring, but so far it has been flawless and powers my mower well even while...
  31. Re: Which Hustler Should I Purchase? - help please

    I have no direct experience with these mowers (I run commercial units) but doing a side-by-side comparison of the specs I would definitely recommend the SD for the many upgrades that make it a more...
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    Re: Zero Turn Operating Techniques

    For those who are new to using a zero-turn mower, it steers just like a shopping cart. Just pretend you're pushing a fully-loaded shopping cart through the aisles, lol.

    I use both hands because...
  33. Re: REAR TIRES DONT HAVE TRACTION RZ5426 / 967003606

    I don't find much of a problem with traction on my zero turn mowers relating to them having a rigid frame. Much more problematic for me is when going down slopes, when much of the weight of the...
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    Re: Exmark fuel filter screen snapped.

    I have a 2002 Exmark walk behind and 2003 zero turn and never knew they even had a screen in the tank, lol.
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    Buying Advice Re: Kubota ZD1511 Mower

    Personally I think I would steer clear of the 1511 due to the DPF. No experience with either machine or any diesel mower other than my 1998 JD 855 pulling a bush hog though.
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    2 Texas Lawn Care Workers Die

    It's not known at this time what they were exposed to but I suspect some type of interaction between chemicals.
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    Re: BLOWER BETTER THAN ECHO??

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-hGqsyppuY
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    Re: Any tips to prevent chute from clogging?

    Mulching is great if you can keep up with the growth and cut in dry conditions. I discharge with high-lift mulching blades (Gator G5 and G6 blades). They mulch pretty well but still have enough...
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    Re: Any tips to prevent chute from clogging?

    Even with high-lift blades that type of bagging system tends to clog. It's a long way up a narrow tube for the grass to travel. High lift blades are a must to get any sort of reasonable performance.
  40. Thread: New member

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    Re: New member

    Welcome Dave. I think you'll find a pretty cordial and helpful bunch here :smile:
  41. Re: New Exmark Radius e series RAE708GEM52300 mulch help

    I suggest just raising the deck 1/4 to 1/2 inch and doing a quick 2nd cut if there are excess clippings. Either that or get a grass catcher and just pick up any heavy windrows. I tried using a...
  42. Re: General instructions to attach the snow plow to the truck

    I'd suggest you start by running through some of the plow manufacturer's plow selection processes. Here's a link to the Fisher one. http://www.fisherplows.com/match/plows/
  43. Re: General instructions to attach the snow plow to the truck

    Hi. I think we need to back up a bit and gather some facts. What truck are you planning to plow with? What is the surface you'll be plowing, i.e. paved or not? How much and what type of snow do...
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    Re: Bagger atachment questions

    I'm not a big fan of rear baggers that rely solely on the velocity of the discharge created by the blades to fill them. They tend to clog often, even in the best conditions, and can be infuriating...
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    Attachments Bob-Cat BOSS-Vac Rear Bagger

    I had the Boss-Vac 2 bag rear bagger installed on my mower last week. I have a 2017 52 inch FastCat Pro. Compared to the Ultravac system that I have on my Lazer Z HP (and ran for 14 years) it works...
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    Re: New ZTR mower - opinions

    My Bob-Cat dealer began carrying this mower when the Fast-Cat series stopped being offered in 48 inch decks. Probably out of your price range given the mowers you listed but it's a lot of mower for...
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    Re: Tips for getting started

    I'd recommend a 36 to 48 inch commercial walk behind mower, a 21 inch mower to get anywhere you can't fit that, a mid-sized backpack blower and a commercial straight shaft trimmer. Personally I...
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    Re: Ethanol gas (food for thought)

    Yup and it's also an oxygenate which helps reduce smog-causing emissions. Due to not meeting air quality standards most areas in NY and CT have to have an oxygenate added and ethanol fits the bill...
  49. Re: Looking to buy...how important is a local dealer?

    Personally I think having a good local dealer for your equipment should be your primary consideration. It was the main reason I just bought a Bob-Cat mower even though I'm a die-hard Exmark fan.
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    Re: G6 blades vs. Scag standard equipment

    I run G6 blades on my Exmarks and they are a good all-around blade. They give a finer clipping yet still give pretty good suction and discharge velocity. The G6 blades are pretty thick and you do...
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