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    Is there money to be made by working?

    I do a lot of same day service but i don't stock a large inventory of parts so i don't get a lot of the commercial guys. There is a shop that stocks a large inventory and does quick turnaround for commercial guys but they charge 3 times the hourly rate of me. They rape the commercial guys but...
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    PowerCraft 63cc generator

    Plug a drill in and start the engine and twist the chuck by hand and see if the drill takes off. It flashes the generator.
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    Is there money to be made by working?

    And i love the folks who buy a used mower and feel it comes with a lifetime warranty.
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    Is there money to be made by working?

    I run a small one man mower shop. I quit flipping mowers. Most folks won't pay more than 3 or 4 hundred for a used rider. By the time i figure parts and labor to make it reliable enough to sell i am always over what i can sell it for. If you want to do it as a non-profit hobby for the enjoyment...
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    Not drawing fuel ?

    Does engine have a fuel pump or gravity fed system? You say "drawing the fuel filter dry". Have you tried just removing the filter and see how it runs?
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    Only runs if tank 1/2 full +?? Carb problem?

    The stens paper filter seems to work ok with gravity systems but i fit the red screen filters on customer machines just to be sure. Every year i get a couple mowers in where cust wanted a better filter and installed a paper one and then have fuel flow problems.
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    Only runs if tank 1/2 full +?? Carb problem?

    Common issue on gravity systems is wrong fuel filter. Many paper type filters have small enough pores that the fuel surface tension causes fuel to stop flowing at a certain level in the tank. Also, a fuel line that ruses up higher than the bottom of the tank will cause fuel flow to stop at the...
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    Only runs if tank 1/2 full +?? Carb problem?

    Is it a gravity fuel system or does it have a fuel pump?
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    Chainsaw cause of death?

    Ever been on a FOD walk?
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    Surging Tiger Cat 2 STCII-61V-26CV-EFI

    Sounds like my GMC Terrain from a couple years ago where the radio went ape sh!+ and the car would lock you out randomly, nav would go nuts, and the radio lock up. New radio under warranty fixed it. Would have been over $1000 if i had to pay for it.
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    Gator vs Regular Blades

    I have gator style blades in my 61" ferris. I side discharge. Cut is as good as the factory blades. The clippings are finer than the stock blades. They have the fusion edge and stay sharper much longer than the stock marbain blades. I have not tried to much with them.
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    Surging Tiger Cat 2 STCII-61V-26CV-EFI

    I have had a couple folks call me about working on EFI engines with running problems and i told them the $40/hr guy doesn't have the equipment to troubleshoot it and they will need to take it to the $100/hr dealer. Someday the return on investment to buy the equipment needed to work on them may...
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    Chainsaw cause of death?

    Definitely sucked in some junk. It'll probably buff out👍
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    Bolens ST-160 hydro eliminator

    I used to have a ST-16. There are differences depending on the engine and year made. Bolens specific parts will probably be hard to find as old as it is. Not sure where you can find a manual.
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    How many hours on your mower?

    You talking about a Locke reel mower? In the barn i have a 1957 Locke triplex mower.
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