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Breaking in redmax

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnBoy89, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 967

    When I got my 7001 I never broke it in, I ran it full throttle right when I got it , or atleast very high in the rpms. I ordered an 8000 it should be here next wed. I would like to know the proper way to break these bad boys in, and do you actually have to? I ran my 7001 and BCZ2600S like I normally would instead of breaking them in and I think they work fine just wanted to see what you guys had to say. Thanks.
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Run that b*tch wide the f*ck open. Run it like you would normally
  3. Jim Buessing

    Jim Buessing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    The units do not require any type of break in. Run the machine as you normally would. They are built and designed to be run for optimum performance at full throttle.
  4. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 967

    Yes, very glad to hear it I was just wondering because last time I didn't and a couple people told me in the long run I lose power by not breaking it in. Just making sure thanks alot and it makes things alot easier.
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    Umm, not sure what you guys are talking about but it is a good idea to run it at half throttle for 1 tank for break in.
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    with the 8000 its so powerful that you seldom need more than 1/2 throttle!
  7. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    I picked up an Echo 750 yesterday also. I do not see anything in the manual about break in period, so Im assuming I will just run it as usual.

    Anyone here "break" them in.?
  8. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    Nope, unpack it, fuel it and run it. I don't have time to run it at half throttle for a tank.
  9. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,297

    Me either. I have heard that as long as you vary the rpm's for the first tank or so, your fine. IE-change the engine speeds from time to time.
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I run all new 2 cycle machines at idle and 1/2 throttle changing them every 10 minutes or so back and forth for about an hour before I start running them hard.

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