Frue
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Frue

LawnSite Bronze Member, from New Castle PA

Frue was last seen:
Mar 29, 2016
    1. Nate'sLawnCare
      Nate'sLawnCare
      Haven't checked it last tank, but it's pretty thirsty. I hope it will get a little better when it's fully broken in.
    2. Nate'sLawnCare
      Nate'sLawnCare
      I've put about 15 hours on mine so far and I really like it. The cut is great, good striping, plenty of power, and the Vanguard is pretty quiet. The engine manual recommends changing the oil at 5 hours, I did mine at around 7 hours. The first oil change is really important for engine life. I put the Castrol Edge 5W-30 in it. I also put on an OCDC from Bad Boy this weekend and I like it, really helps keep the grass out of the beds.
    3. PLS-Tx
      PLS-Tx
      Thanks for the info, do you have the older deck or the new ICD deck?
    4. PLS-Tx
      PLS-Tx
      I read that you use Ferris, are you happy with them? We are thinking about getting a is2000 or a is3100. Thanks
    5. onemolawn
      onemolawn
      Well, I haven't gotten home yet to see the mower but it is back and the dealer told me they replaced the idler arm supporting the pulley, a new/better pulley for the purpose, and a new belt. I then received a call back from Andy and it sounds like it is the fix the factory is supplying. He said they are going to put out a bulletin to the dealers on it, but don't have enough pulley's in stock yet and are issuing them on an as needed basis right now. Andy said the pulley idler is now 3/8" vs. 1/4" thick steel and shorter, the pulley is now wider and deeper. I mentioned I had contacted him based on another person having similar issues, he asked who and I mentioned your actual name, and then he said "Johnny's Mowing" and I said that was the person (so hope I didn't get you in any hot water with them - it didn't sound like it, but I probably should have kept my mouth shut).

      Anyway, thanks for the help
      Jerry

      Oh - I was telling Andy that the belt was popping off and I was careful to only engage the PTO at low 1/3 or so throttle, he said it should be engaged at Full throttle and disengaged at low throttle - the new PTO's are designed for this. I'm not so sure on this yet.
    6. 93Chevy
      93Chevy
      I'm in Mars / Cranberry. Not too far off.
    7. onemolawn
      onemolawn
      Hey thanks for the info - I believe I know the metal piece you are talking about, the carrier for the tension pulley is twisted (I will go look up its "official" name in the parts manual) on my machine, which to me looks like it could cause the belt to extract itself from the pulley.

      Thanks again for the help, and if I can't get anywhere with the fix I might contact you again if you don't mind.

      Jerry
    8. onemolawn
      onemolawn
      Hi Frue,

      I just purchased a SnapperPro and in 1.6 hours of use the belt has come off twice, I noticed you had similar issues and saw a post where you mentioned that issue has been solved. I was wondering what the solution was for you, was it just tightening the eye bolt to put more pressure on the spring or was there some other solution?

      Thanks Jerry
    9. randyhutch
      randyhutch
      Frue,

      I would love to have that spreadsheet in a couple weeks if you don't mind sending it to me? randyhutchison10@yahoo.com

      Thanks, Randy
    10. PMTV
      PMTV
      Hi, I work with the Toro Company on their public relations efforts and I was wondering if you would have a few minutes to talk about your GrandStand? I would like to heard more about what you think of it. You can contact me at amys@performancemarketing.com. Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you!
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