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sledhead
10-07-2005, 01:59 PM
I have a 14hp Kaw on a Exmark 48" wb. How do you guys keep the leaves off the recoil? The suction just holds them on there reducing air flow? Dan

Albemarle Lawn
10-07-2005, 02:04 PM
You generally experiece cooler temps now. Your engine can run just fine when its 100 deg, but now if you are in the 60's and 70's it can survive with reduced air flow.

Just don't let it get over 50% or so restricted. Use your "gut" feel, you know when its getting hot, intervene before it gets too hot.

John Gamba
10-07-2005, 02:46 PM
I have a 14hp Kaw on a Exmark 48" wb. How do you guys keep the leaves off the recoil? The suction just holds them on there reducing air flow? Dan


Just reach over and take them off.

John

sledhead
10-07-2005, 05:24 PM
Yep, I stop take it out of gear, and reach around the handles. Seems I need to do it every 10-15 minuets. I thought possibly there might be some type of a very coarse foam filter that would lower the suction by deverting the flow to keep the leaves off.

geogunn
10-07-2005, 06:42 PM
Just reach over and take them off.


FINALLY...words of wisdom from the goomball....

GEO :laugh: :laugh:

BSDeality
10-07-2005, 08:57 PM
i've seen a big filter like enclosure on some scags at my dealer, seems kinda ridiculous to me though.

gman44
10-07-2005, 09:05 PM
I blow the recoil out and sometimes remove it to clear debris. Ive seen some machines with a piece of flexible type screen over recoil and it seems to work ok .

Envy Lawn Service
10-07-2005, 10:46 PM
The electric start Kawi's have this problem also although there is no good reason it should.

geogunn
10-07-2005, 11:10 PM
The electric start Kawi's have this problem also although there is no good reason it should.

I have two manual start KAW's and they both suck leaves to the recoil start.

it takes about a second to wipe them off when it happens.

the inconvenience of removing them is about like running over a fresh dog turd. it gets in the tires but it aint gonna kill you.

GEO

Pecker
10-07-2005, 11:42 PM
Use a mulch kit.

Envy Lawn Service
10-07-2005, 11:48 PM
Use a mulch kit.

Most of the leaves I get are green leaves raked off trees as I pass under.

Pecker
10-07-2005, 11:50 PM
Most of the leaves I get are green leaves raked off trees as I pass under.

Oh, well, in that case, um, oops. . .

Envy Lawn Service
10-08-2005, 12:45 AM
Oh, well, in that case, um, oops. . .

Yeah... and I have a mulch kit on too :D

John Gamba
10-08-2005, 09:01 AM
FINALLY...words of wisdom from the goomball....

GEO :laugh: :laugh:


I'm locked and loaded today :laugh: