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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 12thKY, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. 12thKY

    12thKY LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 124

    There is a screw on the very back that you adjust. Mine runs at 3550 or so with blades engaged. My dealor told me to run it at 3700 no load rpms. I stopped at 3650. I would do what Retrodog says or the manual........
     
  2. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
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    What motor is on yours and where is the screw located? I'm assuming carb?
     
  3. 12thKY

    12thKY LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 124

    It's on the right rear of the Vanguard motor between the motor and the muffler. Right to the left of the oil fill, there is a stop there with a phillips screw.
     
  4. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
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    OFF to the garage...
     
  5. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
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    HOLY SH*T what a difference!!! I think it picked up 1 or 2 MPH also you can really hear those high lifts sing now!!! I'll have to wait though I don't have any grass to mow right now. Retrodog will turning it up hurt the motor, what are the factory settings? Thanks for the help!!!
     
  6. GunsGranger

    GunsGranger LawnSite Member
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    I know this thread is ancient but I had to add some data to it instead of starting a new one. All I can say is holy moly!! :clapping: This thread started out with exactly what I did without ever finding someone else talking about it. The deck buildup on my 60" Lightning LQ Kawa in the early spring is pretty bad also, being that it's the same deck. Probably doesn't help that I like running the gator blades all year but after the spring it doesn't build up there unless I cut a bunch of weeds that are full of juice...and gonna order some G6's soon too since they are supposed to be better. I am very proud but a little sad that I didn't wait to get the new ArmorTek deck that the Outlaws get but I have studied them well and all other decks too. I clearly understand why the buildup happens in this rear corner because of airflow and decided to fabricate my own rear baffle and I even made a turbo baffle to try out. I've only cut about 8acrs with it so far but I can't believe that I waited almost a year to make it. And I just might have bought one from Exmark had I known that was possible...but I enjoy acting like Tim the Tool man Taylor :weightlifter: and getting more out of what I have and just thought it would be nice to share with others. By the way, I'm cutting a mix of St. Augustine and Bermuda at 4". I like it lush and growing healthy in the heat down here in Louisiana.

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  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well I am surprised... a guy gets me to log in after all this time with his 4th post. :)

    You did well on figuring it out and also the fab work!

    Thanks for the reminder that I was pretty good at deck design and figuring out how to fix the mistakes these companies make.

    One of these companies should have offered me a career in green industry equipment and handsome compensation. But none of them ever did, so now I fix IT/PC problems... lol.


    Oh, and hello to all my old friends! :usflag:
     
  8. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,079

    What type grass is this? Thanks, Stan
     
  9. StanWilhite

    StanWilhite LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,079

    The pic didn't come thru showing the grass I was asking about. It's the grass in post #3 that I'm wondering about.
    Thanks, Stan
     
  10. GunsGranger

    GunsGranger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Yes, I normally just read all of the information everyone else has to offer and don't have a need to post but when I came across this thread I felt it would help others who may be looking at the same type of deck.

    FYI: I'm an IT Analyst for my day job and have been doing the build/flip/landlord real-estate deals on the side for the past 12 years. Engineering and attention to fine details are what I've always been. I have a few friends that cut all day and I love to see a well cut lawn too!
     

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