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    Penny Pincher Alert: Cart Wheel/Tire

    Above pretty much my experience. Across the vast expanse of buyer testimonials it seemed HF reports were fairly honest, but recently HF has censored several of my reports of shoddy and stupid business practices. HF also refuses "longitudinal" (aka reliability ) reports. This is also...
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    Penny Pincher Alert: Cart Wheel/Tire

    Points made and yes , there is junk. I would not buy a Chinese car tire. The Chinese "OEM" tires on the cart are 17 years old and have served. Also, beware, this penny pincher CANNOT USE THESE..... my little toy cart axle is 3/4" dia across the bed and into the ox cart wheels. Back to...
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    Penny Pincher Alert: Cart Wheel/Tire

    My little toy cart I tow with my rider keeps getting flats and sometimes de rimming out in the boonies. Tubes are $7 online. Harbor Fright coupon good thru tomorrow ,7/31 $4 for steel 10" wheel and tire with ball bearing 5/8." shaft. Mine is an oxcart with axles running on steel bushings...
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    Impressions: newGT48XLSi

    180 hrs. Forgot to mention the 249F oil temp in direct sun mowing medium tough 12" weeds for an hour. This engine is very quick to cool compared with my DYT 4000. For instance stopping blades drops oil 4 degrees almost immediately and shade also has an immediate effect, about 5 degrees...
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    Impressions: newGT48XLSi

    Thanks. I will keep that in mind.
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    Impressions: newGT48XLSi

    Another oil temp reading @ 180 hrs: ambient 100F, oil temp 249F. Installed the ebay VDD1 switch and locker is working again. The switch was likely damaged when rocker was ripped off by tree branch.. BTW Carling did respond, but not needed as ebay sw was on order.
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    Impressions: newGT48XLSi

    Husqvarna online schematics and the vendor parts lists have not been friendly. The dashboard locker switch does not have a Husq part number on it and pursuit has been tedious. Turns out the switch is a ":Carling" (CT) part, but without a full part number of 14 digits. Searching only the first...
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    Stabil for Gasoline Storage?

    Stabil in whackers, dyt 4000, Husqy rider, and cars that sit too loo long. Never had a clog (I am dooming myself). Purposely use small capacity gas cans to force frequent turnover.. I have often seen advice to fill gas tanks to reduce air , but it always seems counter intuitive, but probably...
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    Impressions: newGT48XLSi

    Just to report on search for info on the diff lock system. The only thing found is a schematic with an "M" symbol linked back to the connector power (red/black) suggesting a "stepper motor" ?? So far have not got under to look. A stepper makes sense after reading many posts on locking diff...
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    Overheating terminal cables after changing solenoid

    Check for reverse bat cable hookup as in positive to ground. Can happen.
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    Impressions: newGT48XLSi

    Still jamming, but not as much with new starter solenoid. The locking diff stopped working, Searching has not shown a drawing of total linkage. An electrical schematic shows the connector from dash switch, but no solenoid or actuator..Came across a good 2 part youtube showing disassembly...
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    Blade disintegrates ,injures daughter

    Just read a harrowing report , yahoo, (can we believe some of it?). Mower strikes tool left in yard, breaks blade which hits 10 year old daughter in head. She undergoes surgery , midwest. What a trooper!! You can find the details if interested on line.
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    CREATE A NEW STICKY FOR "GENERIC" KNOWLEDGE

    i have said it before....there is such deep and extensive knowledge in this forum it deserves better than to be piece mealed out in separate threads and comments, thereby missed by many needy people. A steering committee should be set up of people willing to serve who have demonstrated vast...
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    Impressions: newGT48XLSi

    K66 gear and hydro fill ports, dash gauges
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    RARE SIGHTINGS NEEDED! Anyone with XT1LT42, XT1LT46 or XT2LX42 ??

    Some of us wondered if anyone has purchased any of the 3 EFI (electronic fuel injection) Cub Cadet mdels named in the title of this thread. Please share and tell all if you have, or know of one in your area.
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    Harbor Frieght pressure washer: impressions

    This place is covered in moss and algae after a really wet spring and I knew I finally had to get a pressure washer to recover the driveway, sidewalk and wood deck. One day of a local specialist looked like it was getting close to the cost of a lower end washer. On line there are some...
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    Holding a price after 12 years: big box lawn tractor

    In Lowes this week there sat a Husqvarna lawn tractor, stamped deck and "basic Intek V" on sale for $1800. That is the price I paid for my Craftsman dyt 4000 in 2004 . It was on sale with about $200 off.
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    Red flag threat warning received for Lawnmower Forum

    For the first time I just received a threat warning .this as an UNSAFE site. Complete with danger to personal info, financials etc etc. I am running Win10/IE with no other security. This warning returned me to "home." Real or not a problem.....? ADMINISTRATORS PLEASE COMMENT
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    Impressions: newGT48XLSi

    Bad hip just when ole dyt4000 lost a cylinder. I cannot presently t-shoot to see if more life is in it so I bought a new Husqy. Although I wanted Kaw I settled on....drum roll ....ANOTHER INTEK????? Yep . I have ranted about this engine and yet after 5 yrs on the forum people (and the...
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    DYT 4000 blade indexing grit/click under rotation by hand

    Craftsman 917.273621 running and cutting ok, but upon sharpening blades and rotating them underneath by hand an indexing "notch" is felt by hand. When the tension rod is released this notch feeling is gone. The deck is strung up now on a cherry picker and the unloaded pulleys and spindles feel...
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