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Old 03-05-2006, 04:44 PM
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Does anyone use a pull start WB?

I am looking at purchasing a Toro Proline 13hp 36". The guy says its a doozy to start. I looked at getting a key start put on but it will be like $700. Will this 10 year old machine with only 50 hrs. on it be reliable enough to start on the 1st or 2nd pull not to break my back?
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:50 PM
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The only electric starts we have are riders....all the walk-behinds are pull start, all kawasaki's-start on the first or second pull every time
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Old 03-05-2006, 04:51 PM
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We have a kawasaki powered 36 Proline purchased new mid-season last year. Can be a touch cold-blooded but really, no problem starting.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:08 PM
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Quote:
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I am looking at purchasing a Toro Proline 13hp 36". The guy says its a doozy to start. I looked at getting a key start put on but it will be like $700. Will this 10 year old machine with only 50 hrs. on it be reliable enough to start on the 1st or 2nd pull not to break my back?
Then get a unit with a Kohler 15HP on it I know those aren't a "doozy" to start! I don't understand why they would say a 13HP is hard to start, then that is a PROBLEM!
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:12 PM
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i have a 34 inch wb with a 13 hp kaw and it starts in one or two pulls everytime
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:17 PM
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I've got a Cub-Cadet Commercial G1336 with 13hp Kawasaki. Starts first or second everytime.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:32 PM
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ours is hard to start but we always get it started it is a great machine if it only have 50 hrs. on it then u should be good with that machine ours is older than yours and alot more hours.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:37 PM
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i have a 48" husky with a 15 kawi, its starts on the first or second start, even when its 20 degrees outside
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:39 PM
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The pull starts aren't "hard" but the electric one's sure are convenient.
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Old 03-05-2006, 05:48 PM
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I have had a 15hp Kohler Pro Command for nine seasons -- pull start. It works fine, but you need to know when/how to use the choke. It is not too hard to pull; one just needs to be firm and convicted about the pull.
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