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Pennington Lawncare
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May 11, 2008
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Pennington Lawncare

LawnSite Senior Member, from Down the road from where they used to make Saturn

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    1. Pennington Lawncare
      Pennington Lawncare
      Oh yeah, I bought 6 Oregon blades from Amsoilpower, a guy in these forums. It was $75 including shipping for the 6 blades and they are better than the OEM blades.
    2. Pennington Lawncare
      Pennington Lawncare
      The only things that I don't think are right about the mower is the engine. Sometimes it will backfire slightly when I start it or when I turn it off. It doesn't do it very often but, occasionally it will. Also, when I turn the key to the start position the engine doesn't want to crank. I can turn the key back to stop and then to start again and it'll usually crank and fire right up. It seems to me that the timing of the engine is a little too far advanced. It's also a little hard to keep the mower going straight because when you barely move a bar it really makes a difference.
    3. txcharlie
      Ok. I am going to replace blades with heavier gauge and make sure they are balnced and I'll see if it improves.
      Have you had any issues to speak of?
    4. Pennington Lawncare
      Pennington Lawncare
      I have noticed that the belt does move a bit at lower throttle settings but, at full throttle it runs smoother and there is very little vibration at full throttle from the engine or the deck.
    5. txcharlie
      I have used my PredPro a couple of times now. The first time I used it, I noticed a vibration in the deck when I turn on the blades. I thought a blade was bent from shipping, but when I raised mower and checked, I could not find any evidence of such. I raised the deck cover with the blades going and it looks like there is alot of play in the belt tension, especially in the deck drive belt. The vibration is very noticable at 1/4 to 1/2 throttle. It cuts fine, but I am afraid something is wrong and it's going to tear up something. Have you noticed anything like this on yours?
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    Down the road from where they used to make Saturn
    Services Your Company Provides:
    • Lawn Mowing
    • Fertilization
    • Weed Control
    • Tree Services
    I'm almost over the hill.

    Hobbies I used to have before I got into mowing is how it should read.


    15 Scag Turf Tiger 61" Vanguard 35 hp
    09 Bob-Cat Predator Pro 61" Subaru 40 hp replacement
    2 Husqvarna 323L
    2 Echo SRM-225
    Husqvarna 125 & 150 BT
    6.5' x 14' Trailer
    Stihl 025 18"
    Husqvarna 460 24"