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Old 07-03-2005, 04:49 PM
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Washing Machines

It's been my experience that a leaf blower does a lot less damage to the electrical syatem than water. I use a degreaser and water around the hydralic pumps when i have too but try to use low pressure and direct water away from any electrical parts.It's been my experience thar just washing a machine can short electrical parts. A leaf blower can do a good job usually , but when I can't stand The oil on my hydralic pumps(snapper pro) I use a degreaser and wash off with a hose trying to direct water out bck of machine to prevent shorting.
Originally Posted by Double D
In the manual for my Snapper hydro, it clearly states in bold writing to engage the PTO at full rpm's. I asked the dealer what was the correct procedure, and he also said at full rpm's. I relayed some negative feedback on doing it at full rpm's (from what I read here), and the dude said that the electric clutch is nothing like a manual clutch and should be engaged at full rpm's (I used poping the clutch in your truck at full rpm as an example). So what is the correct procedure? I was also told to pressure wash my machine to increase the life of the machine. I was poking around on the Exmark site, and in the FAQ's section on the site, they say that to pressure wash is a big no-no. Do you guys pressure wash at the end of the day? Not trying to start anything, I just want to do what is best for my equipment.

Last edited by vanderbilt; 07-03-2005 at 04:56 PM. Reason: fonts too big
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