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foxslawncare
03-26-2002, 05:47 PM
I just bought a scag 52" turf tiger w/25 hp kohler. Since the season is just getting ready to begin I have used it very little. Sorry to ramble. My ? is when i ingage blades it dies. After engine warms it seems to engage fine. Is this normal with this mower. Any help appreciated. :blob4:

foxslawncare

lawnkid
03-26-2002, 05:51 PM
My SWZ just did that the other day cause it was the first time I brought it out of the garage since October and after the winter this is normal for me. Just let the engine idle for about two minutes and flip the blade switch. It should work fine after that first startup. To bad there is snow on the ground and it's snowing right now too.

mdb landscaping
03-26-2002, 06:12 PM
I took my exmark out the other day and it stalled too. After it warmed up for a couple of minutes the blades engaged fine. Dont worry about it.

rodfather
03-26-2002, 06:19 PM
I think it also has to do with what rpm the engine is at when you engage your blades.

I know in the past there has been a lot of debate over that...do you engage the blades at a low, medium, or high rpm.

My distributor told me medium...less wear/tear to the electric clutch and less chance of stretching out the belts.

foxslawncare
03-26-2002, 06:36 PM
I have been engaging in high. I've been starting it every other day and the do that every time i first try to engage. hoping with a little use it will be less noticable. Rodfather you say try engaging in medium? I'll give it a shot. Thanks again.
Foxslawncare

65hoss
03-26-2002, 07:23 PM
Another reason to let it warm up.

Shady Brook
03-26-2002, 07:58 PM
Mine will do that on cold days as well. Not that I am advocating it :rolleyes: , but if you choke her some when trying to engage, the blades will engage without the engine quitting. Not that I know....:cool:

Jay

JJOHN22042
05-18-2002, 10:13 PM
Let your Mower warm up first. This always works for me.;)

CT18fireman
05-18-2002, 11:01 PM
Let it warm up and engage at idle. Unless you enjoy buying and replacing clutches.

scottb
05-18-2002, 11:14 PM
Just like your truck its a good practice to let it warm up first thing.