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88 JD 48" Walkbehind Hot Soak No/Slow Start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by groundsmechanic, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. groundsmechanic

    groundsmechanic LawnSite Member
    Male, from Lansing, MI
    Posts: 112

    I agree on the price situation. The thing with the stator is at the beginning of the season it usually won't spark. So I take it apart and clean the stator and flywheel and then it will start. That is what is strange.
     
  2. groundsmechanic

    groundsmechanic LawnSite Member
    Male, from Lansing, MI
    Posts: 112

    Well, replaced the coil and it seems to start fine after mowing with it for a while and shutting it off. I'll give it back to the groundskeeper and see what he says. We are trying to get him a new unit. One with a floating deck so he can adjust it a lot easier. This one needs the blades shimmed at the spindles. PITA!

    I was looking at the Scag and Exmark. The scag is hydro and has the setup where you just turn or push/pull the handle bar to go forward or back or turn. Also got prices on Toro and John Deere.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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