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Old 02-02-2013, 06:37 PM
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The charging seems like it may be related to why we don't see any more EFI Super-Z's as the alternator capacity is exceeded with that big fan and the computer. Is the fan on a temp switch, or on constantly like the older ones. A simple temp switch would keep it off when no needed.

The exhaust crack is just absurd. They had such a problem with my era ones, I thought they addressed this? Ugghhh!!!
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If its the fan, I would of had problems ages ago. The new battery only lasted a few hours.
Second last job last week I could tell it was going flat. Last job it really struggled to get started, but it did. Half way through the job the blades stopped. I loaded onto trailer (incase I couldnt get it going again) and checked fuses. They were fine but no way was the engine starting again.
Went to mechanic and started right up with a jump start.

Ive had to replace an exhaust on a older machine. Had one welded up on last machine.
Where the pipe splits into 2, the crack is on one of those pipes where its welded onto the exhaust "stack" or what ever its called!
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:56 PM
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If its the fan, I would of had problems ages ago. The new battery only lasted a few hours.
Second last job last week I could tell it was going flat. Last job it really struggled to get started, but it did. Half way through the job the blades stopped. I loaded onto trailer (incase I couldnt get it going again) and checked fuses. They were fine but no way was the engine starting again.
Went to mechanic and started right up with a jump start.

Ive had to replace an exhaust on a older machine. Had one welded up on last machine.
Where the pipe splits into 2, the crack is on one of those pipes where its welded onto the exhaust "stack" or what ever its called!
How much voltage is the charging system producing? I suppose the newly installed battery was fully charged, if not this can cause an inferior reading when checking the charging system output. Hustler is working on installing a larger charging system for the fact the Kawasaki DFI cannot be implemented until more voltage is produced, or at least that is what I was told.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:51 PM
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It seems the wire that charges the battery was a bit loose and had gunk in the connector. Im hoping its ok now as it worked hard yesterday and battery still held 13v when tested after.
Since its getting charge, if it happens again it could be the clutch drawing to much power.
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Sounds like that was your problem. Glad to hear!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:17 PM
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It seems the wire that charges the battery was a bit loose and had gunk in the connector. Im hoping its ok now as it worked hard yesterday and battery still held 13v when tested after.
Since its getting charge, if it happens again it could be the clutch drawing to much power.
Hustler says they are working on implementing a stronger charging system; so hopefully the DFI can be added to their engine lineup. I told my dealer if the DFI was brought on line I would trade my mower, which only has 25 hrs. for a new one with fuel injection.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:02 PM
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Hustler says they are working on implementing a stronger charging system; so hopefully the DFI can be added to their engine lineup. I told my dealer if the DFI was brought on line I would trade my mower, which only has 25 hrs. for a new one with fuel injection.
Ive read that but for me its too little, too late! I doubt I'd get another SZ now. Bad discharge has come back to haunt me. I can cut a lot of long grass very quickly (and getting expected results) but Im getting windrows and clumping even going very slowly on "normal" length grass.


I bought myself a cheap multimeter and tested the charge lead.
Batt at high revs 12.5v. Pushed/firmed the charge lead connector to the regulator and batt went up to 13.5v. So my monies on the connector coming loose.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:38 PM
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Ive read that but for me its too little, too late! I doubt I'd get another SZ now. Bad discharge has come back to haunt me. I can cut a lot of long grass very quickly (and getting expected results) but Im getting windrows and clumping even going very slowly on "normal" length grass.


I bought myself a cheap multimeter and tested the charge lead.
Batt at high revs 12.5v. Pushed/firmed the charge lead connector to the regulator and batt went up to 13.5v. So my monies on the connector coming loose.
I'm surprised that you don't have more trouble with equipment than you do.....being that everything is "upside down" the way it is!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:41 PM
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I'm surprised that you don't have more trouble with equipment than you do.....being that everything is "upside down" the way it is!
OMG, thats the funniest sh!t Ive ever heard................... NOT!
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Sorry 'bout all the problems Mick. It just flat sucks.

What do ya think ya may wanna try for your next Z?
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:00 AM
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Im stuck with this for a few years but "IF" I get another machine, from what I have to choose from right now, probably a Scag TT with the 35 Briggs. In hindsight, I should of got the Scag this time but I wanted a better right and hydros.
Biggest problem is dealers. Only good one I know is a Scag dealer!

To be honest, I just dont know. If I got offered a job somewhere, I'd probably take it.
Im pretty much over dealing with weather, machinery and azzhole customers! Just been a hard few months mate, its wearing me down!
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