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Old 05-23-2011, 09:56 PM
bruno_rs bruno_rs is offline
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older ransome t22dv diesel 72" front deck mower

hey all,

i've got an older (mid-late 80's) 25 hp diesel front deck mower. haven't used it in a few years. getting no fuel... noticed i didn't hear the electric fuel pump at all.

also, the ignition switch was "touchy"... had to wiggle the wires at the plug to get the starter to turn. when i attempted to remove and clean the switch one of the leads broke off (real corroded).

my question... could the switch being corroded and in need of replacement be the reason for no fuel and/or the pump not operating? ALSO where do i go to get the correct switch for this older machine?

thanks, looking forward to hearing from you. hope all is well. have a good one.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:07 PM
Jay Ray Jay Ray is offline
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You can find switches in the darndest places. The blade engage switch went out on my old Toro wb and they wanted $40 for one. Didn't seem like much value for the money. I got the same thing, just another color, from a marine supply on eBay for less than $10 shipped.

There is also franken-wiring and re-routing to whatever can be found.

Hope you can find the original however. Maybe eBay?

Get all the numbers and info (if any) you can off of the switch and google it.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:22 PM
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If you go to the above link with the proper id numbers you may find some info. I worked on one for a driving range a few years ago and as I recall, they even had some service manuals available on line.

The above link can be accessed at . It may pay you to do a little searching,
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:48 PM
whfh99 whfh99 is offline
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What's this mower like to operate? I saw one online for around $2k and was considering it as a lower cost alternative to a more modern zero turn. Can anyone comment on the pros/cons of the front deck setup vs. a zero turn? Just trying to make an educated decision.

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