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Old 01-31-2013, 01:32 AM
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I saw the new and improved XT5 at the Green Expo a few weeks back. Now has the larger gas tank option.
Wish I were able to modify the tank on the Briggs to double or triple its capacity. I aerate about 3 lawns now, and I am out of gas.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:40 PM
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I saw the new and improved XT5 at the Green Expo a few weeks back. Now has the larger gas tank option.
Wish I were able to modify the tank on the Briggs to double or triple its capacity. I aerate about 3 lawns now, and I am out of gas.
What else is new & improved about it?
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:09 PM
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Wish they would have had the reverse speed as fast as forward speed. Reverse is like molasses.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:24 PM
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Wish they would have had the reverse speed as fast as forward speed. Reverse is like molasses.
Any engineers here that can tell us if by cutting & reattaching the reverse lever a little lower it would allow a greater distance of travel & thus increase the reverse speed?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:52 AM
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hello Bob,

on the xt5, what is the upgrade motor options and model #
and what is the fuel capacity?

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We have a new engine upgrade with a fuel tank upgrade this year. Model #85398, Its a Subaru 190cc engine with a 1 gallon tank. Retail $3645, call or email for spring special pricing.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:44 PM
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Wish they would have had the reverse speed as fast as forward speed. Reverse is like molasses.
Or is it internal? Anybody?
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:16 PM
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I saw the new and improved XT5 at the Green Expo a few weeks back. Now has the larger gas tank option.
Wish I were able to modify the tank on the Briggs to double or triple its capacity. I aerate about 3 lawns now, and I am out of gas.
When you get a chance stop by the Turfco office in Blaine, MN and see what they are doing with the 2013 XT5. I am sure the information will help you and they are glad to have folks stop by. 800-679-8201 ask for Will, Steve or Jim the Service Manager.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:39 PM
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We have a new engine upgrade with a fuel tank upgrade this year. Model #85398, Its a Subaru 190cc engine with a 1 gallon tank. Retail $3645, call or email for spring special pricing.
thanks for that info, unfortunately ive experienced failure on two of those subaru EA190V motors now, with almost a year of use on the 1st one and about 5 months use on the 2nd one -- not sure how you consider that subaru motor an 'Upgrade' as its a homeowner grade motor you can find on alot of cheap equipment at homedepot, and the motor itself retails for $200 (at least thats what it cost shipped for my last replacement at the dealer)--- the only plus side to it is that it is in fact rather cheap to replace

im curious, what does it cost for the B&S motor that you use on that aerator? and which of the 2 motors have experienced more failures thus far?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:26 AM
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thanks for that info, unfortunately ive experienced failure on two of those subaru EA190V motors now, with almost a year of use on the 1st one and about 5 months use on the 2nd one -- not sure how you consider that subaru motor an 'Upgrade' as its a homeowner grade motor you can find on alot of cheap equipment at homedepot, and the motor itself retails for $200 (at least thats what it cost shipped for my last replacement at the dealer)--- the only plus side to it is that it is in fact rather cheap to replace

im curious, what does it cost for the B&S motor that you use on that aerator? and which of the 2 motors have experienced more failures thus far?
Is it really the same engine? $200 retail is a really good price. What did Subaru say about the failed engines when you went for warranty on them?
If you have time give me a call 402-432-2446 Bob
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:12 PM
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That's what the dealers cost was, they showed me the slip, I spec'd out a Honda gsv190 for possible replacement, don't think I want another one of those ea190v on my equipment , has turfco considered that Honda model?
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