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Old 12-02-2011, 06:27 AM
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Reading a few posts back about your issues with the TT pumps. I had a similar issue with my Cougar (same pumps). It was pulling pretty good to one side. A new Wix filter and Castrol 20W50 did the trick! Now its just a little out of balance to one side. Hardly noticeable. Runs about $30 at Oriellys.
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It won't be long before yours implodes. It probably runs a little better now because you removed the filter that had all of the metal in it causing flow restriction.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:04 PM
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What are the shrubs on the ends? They look like Cleyera but it's hard to tell from the distance. Two of the other shrubs look like a type of Euonymus which tend to be mildew and insect prone. I can see the Indian Hawthorns, Boxwoods, and what appears to be one of the larger leafed Viburnums in the middle area.

It appears with the low elevation of the sigh lettering that the shrubs in front of the Hawthorns are going to become problematic. I like the Agapanthus and the Dianthus/kale mix will winter well. It looks like the other annuals are Petunias and Snap dragons? Does the Mexican Heather tend to survive the winter in your area?
I agree it has some problems. This sign is something you want to stand out. People are driving by and it needs to grab there attention. I dont think you can skimp on plant cost when you are doing it for advertising purposes. I would like concentrated heavy annual color. A raised central large annual bed would be great for winter. Winter annuals would require little maintenance. A texas flag of annual color would be neat or bright yellow and true blue would grab attention. I would want more height as well on the corners.... Crepe myrtles or emerald arborviteas or tree form savannah/foster/nelly hollies. Indian hawethornes and clearya remind me of lowes. Color grabs attention, so i would want easy color... Knockouts gold mops kaleidoscope abelia.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:13 PM
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It won't be long before yours implodes. It probably runs a little better now because you removed the filter that had all of the metal in it causing flow restriction.
Or its a collapsing hydraulic line, it happened with my Scag walkbehind. Had all those symptoms.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:14 PM
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:54 PM
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Or its a collapsing hydraulic line, it happened with my Scag walkbehind. Had all those symptoms.
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It won't be long before yours implodes. It probably runs a little better now because you removed the filter that had all of the metal in it causing flow restriction.
Sorry to hijack this thread but what would be the best way to handle this? I am thinking of flushing the system again. Would a rebuild help? Thanks for ruining my day.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:05 PM
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Sorry to hijack this thread but what would be the best way to handle this? I am thinking of flushing the system again. Would a rebuild help? Thanks for ruining my day.
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Stick a magnet in your hydraulic tank and see if you have metal.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:02 PM
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:29 PM
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Looks like the shrubs in front of the hawthorn are viburnums. They're gonna get BIG. I'd suggest taking them out now; the longer you wait, the harder they'll be to pull out. Not sure how much design training/ experience you have, but most small plants (shrubs, groundcovers, perennials, annuals, etc.) look nice planted in masses/ odd numbered groups (at least in a bed of that shape). A couple rows of hawthorn or loropetulum, some nice masses of agapanthus or bicolor iris on each side (maybe iris for the height they'll provide, which will help mask the blank areas of the block sign), and a big mass of seasonal color (maybe yellow/ purple pansies --- LSU!) would have looked really nice. Be careful of going for too much variety, especially in such a small area. It begins to look overcrowded and distracting. Grouping the plants will help them to read a lot easier and will provide an overall more polished look... Just my .02.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:40 PM
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Thanks Chase. I plan to change a few things up. Still learning.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:53 PM
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Thanks Chase. I plan to change a few things up. Still learning.
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If your not learning you going backwards. We are always learning. You can teach us all something about marketing, your signs stands out more than the westwego sign! good placement!
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