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Engine blew apart

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by excel25, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Got back from the Expo Monday morn. Employee called
    and said I need to get to location ASAP, Motor blew apart.
    Whole back side was gone, oil all over the mower and grass .
    Took to dealer Mon. and still waiting on Kawasaki to give him ok to replace. He did give me a reg. Z to use( very nice) and seems to have a better discharge than mine.
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Did he tell you what caused it ?
  3. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    No not yet, He did say it had plenty of oil in it. Employee was mowing next to road at a taco bell and had the rpms down about half way so he wouldn,t throw a rock. heard a loud noise and the back side of the motor was on the ground.
  4. superman

    superman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    Please post when you find out what happened. There are several times that I HAVE to mow with the throttle down. I sure hope that is not what caused it. If so I guess I am going to have to try put a rush on finding me a good OCDC.

  5. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Still haven't got a word out of kaw. dealer said looked like a rod bolt came out, kaw. said NO WAY!! sent pics. still no word.
  6. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Recived my new moter and was back in service on monday, Great to be back on the super-z. broken rod is what caused it.

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