Bought a new Super Z today.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TNGrassCutter, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Alright I think Ive settled on a power chute ocdc. Does anyone use the toggle switch on a z? It says it's for wb or standers but I think it may be easier than a foot pedal if mounted on the steering lever.
     
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    My foot
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    Ahhh crap... Damn big thumbs on the iPhone struck again!
     
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    My foot Pedal has always been fine. I'd be concerned with the switch and wire getting broken on the stick.
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  4. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got mine and installed it last week. Had a good full day to mow with it. So far I'm impressed. Operates very quickly and can be stopped anywhere in the travel if your quick with the switch once you spend some time with one.
     
  5. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is yours the foot pedal?
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  6. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very meaningful statement, "when in doubt, always go stout."
     
  7. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes. Only way I would consider the toggle on a ZTR is if you could actually mount is to the steering stick. I'm not sure if there's and app for that.
     
  8. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They have a bracket for you to mount a toggle switch to the steering lever. I just wondered if anyone tried it. Oh and I calculated my gph on the first two tanks I ran thru, got 1.7 and 1.8, cutting mostly weekly, a few biweekly lawns.
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  9. puppypaws

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    Kawasaki told me they were improving the fuel economy of their big block engines by adding an electronic choke, and evidently what they said is holding true. The consumption when they were originally introduced was above 2 gph, and I've heard of many in the 2.5 gph range. I have run the older model Kawi 37 and the choke operated constantly, whereas a big block Vanguard on the same mower and in the same grass never changed sounds. I told Kawasaki about the problem, and what people were saying about the excessive fuel usage on their big block engines over a year ago, and this is when they told me they were working on the problem and planned to have it solved by 2012.

    I am glad to hear a positive story on fuel usage of a Kawasaki big block engine, I new they could do better, it was only a matter of them making it happen.
     
  10. Ridin' Green

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    I've noticed whenever you talk about the BB Kawi's you use the term electronic choke. Don't you mean the governor, especially when talking about times when there's a load? Why would the choke to keep coming on when you have a load put on the engine?
     

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