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frthauler
04-03-2009, 09:06 PM
just got my two mowers out of winter storage. Oil changes and clean up are scheduled for tommorow

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
04-03-2009, 09:28 PM
how do you like that deere diesel.

riverwalklandscaping
04-03-2009, 09:29 PM
what is there to clean... going to clean the dust off the tires?

frthauler
04-03-2009, 09:37 PM
The diesel deere is an incredible mower ! It's amazing on fuel, only need to cut at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle in heavy tall grass. Yes, gotta to dust em off,wash and wax give them the pre season check over .

Kennedy Landscaping
04-03-2009, 09:38 PM
Looks nice, mines been out a while now lol

Cuttinitclose
04-03-2009, 09:41 PM
Love the Deere!

STIHL GUY
04-03-2009, 10:43 PM
nice looking Deere

frthauler
04-03-2009, 10:55 PM
Thanks, love the Deere. looking forward to get the season started.Probably two to three weeks away .

2brothersyardcare
04-03-2009, 10:57 PM
nice i like the exmark

fool32696
04-04-2009, 12:32 PM
I've been told that mowers are designed to be run at full throttle all the time. My dealer warned me about damage to the hydro pumps. Also at half throttle your blade tip speed would be half so you couldn't mow as fast, in addition I'd think cut quality would be lacking. Good looking mowers!

riverwalklandscaping
04-04-2009, 12:33 PM
I've never seen anyone who doesn't mow at full throttle

frthauler
04-04-2009, 01:39 PM
Yes , I agree with reduced throttle, blade tip speed is reduced as well as ground speed, In heavy, tall grass with the 997 you can reduce engine rpm and still maintain quality cut with excellent chute discharge. Updated picture, all ready for grass but has now snowing.

CoupesCuts
04-04-2009, 04:36 PM
Looks like you have a 1st gen Billy Goat Force blower. How do you like it? Have you had housing problems with it?

frthauler
04-04-2009, 04:52 PM
Billy goat is one of the best back savers ! On Tuesday I had the BR600 on for about 5 hours, Wed morning it was all i could do to get out of bed ! Bought the billy goat Wed. afternoon , worked all day friday with it .... no back ache. And a lot more clean up done. No housing problems yet.. what should i be looking for ?
Thanks
Craig

DLCS
04-04-2009, 08:36 PM
Run that 997 at full throttle for maximum cooling. The pto driveshaft has a cooling fan mounted to it, which helps keep the gear box cool and also the pumps will not cool as good at lower throttle. My 997 runs at full throttle all the time while cutting, no reason not too. Yes, you can get a good cut at even at lower throttle speeds but the cooling effect is critical for longer life.

nnj18
04-04-2009, 09:40 PM
Looks like you have a 1st gen Billy Goat Force blower. How do you like it? Have you had housing problems with it?

its not 1st gen its just a smaller model like prob a 5hp or something

Penscape Landscaping
04-04-2009, 10:18 PM
You are going to tear up your mower trying to save a few dollars in fuel! Those mowers are designed to run at full throttle! My 2 cents

deereman
04-04-2009, 11:15 PM
Yes very crucial for running mowers at full RPM's. Even though your throttle is wide open, you still have alot of throttle left. These mowers are not running as fast as they could go when coming from the factory settings. They are barely running at half throttle to begin with. Just grab the governer on the motor and youll see that running at full tilt is not really full tilt!!!

2brothersyardcare
04-04-2009, 11:15 PM
you like the wb blower?