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Old 08-01-2000, 07:53 AM
Mowman Mowman is offline
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Do you guys/gals run your engines wide open when cutting? Or do you run at half throttle? I tried it both ways on my 20HP Kolher and could not tell the difference in the cut. Thanks for your response. Mowman
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Old 08-01-2000, 07:57 AM
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Wide open. These engines are designed to operate at full throttle under the load of the pto. Half throttle will cause poor performance.
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Old 08-01-2000, 08:24 AM
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Old 08-01-2000, 08:40 AM
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Always run at full throttle,last year bought a toro super recycler ,the engine is set at speed best for it. I asked dealer why no throttle control, he told me sometimes they are ran at lower throttle,this puts strain on engine,etc.
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Old 08-01-2000, 09:07 AM
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In reality the throttle doesnt control the throttle but regulates the the governor, which in turn decides how much coal to throw on the fire to keep the engine at the set rpm (usually 3300-3600). Keep it at full speed and let the governor do its job.<p>Bill
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Old 08-01-2000, 09:08 AM
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I run mine wide open and that's still not enough.
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Old 08-01-2000, 09:18 AM
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All the way open. It's the only way to fly...<p>-TGC
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Old 08-01-2000, 04:55 PM
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Old 08-01-2000, 06:36 PM
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85% throttle. I take it all the way then back off just a tad. What could be so good about screaming your engine's guts out all day. Exception is thick or high grass.
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Old 08-01-2000, 06:41 PM
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osc, tisk tisk. The engine runs cooler when running full blast. Oh man, thought this was learned in lawn service 101
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