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Old 04-17-2014, 01:44 AM
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Steep hill mowing and engine starved for fuel

Today I was mowing some really step stuff with the V-Ride and 2 times the engine started to cut out. Once it happened while mowing a hill sideways and the other time while mowing a stepper one head on. Anyone else experienced this on any mower?

I was very impressed by the hills it could handle without as much as a slip of a tire. No turf tearing at all.
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If its steep enough to starve the engine of fuel, I would be more concerned about it starving of oil and oil cavitation.
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My guess would be your gas tank, was low, and a steep hill, it flowed away from the pickup spot. Steep enough to starve a engine, Im guessing your not able to ride the mower.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:07 AM
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If its steep enough to starve the engine of fuel, I would be more concerned about it starving of oil and oil cavitation.
I thought about that also. It was actually the first thing that came to mind when the engine started cutting out.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:11 AM
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My guess would be your gas tank, was low, and a steep hill, it flowed away from the pickup spot. Steep enough to starve a engine, Im guessing your not able to ride the mower.
It's a possibility but the tank was 3/4 full. I actually checked the gauge thinking I might be 1/2 or 1/4.

On the hill I took head on there were large tree roots at the top that made it even worse. I actually stepped off and kept mowing for a couple more feet up the hill. I also have a 36" WB and it would have wheelied on that hill but the V-Ride was rock solid...very impressed.
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I would say that it was because of the oil getting in the wrong place. I've been sideways on a hill and a cloud of smoke came out the exhaust.
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