equipment auctions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CLS, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
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    I'm going to an equipment auction tomarrow. I would like to here any tips anyone might have for me as this is my first one. I went and looked over the equipment I need today.

    Also anybody know a easy quick way to unfreeze a choke? It is about 25 degrees today here in lovely MI. It is supposed to be in the mid 40's tomarrow though. I couln't get a damb thing started today. Every single choke was forzen. I'm looking at exmark TT's and toro z-master's.

    Anybody care to share?

  2. Don't be waving at any friends across the sale ring.
  3. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
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    were is the auction at?
  4. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hi, I'm from Michigan also. It took me a while to start up my Toro Z-master but my choke didn't freeze.
  5. bunky

    bunky LawnSite Member
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    Where's the auction..??????
  6. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Had the same problem with my Turf Tiger last year its a kawi engine, we loosened the cable on the engine, and physically tried to pull the cable. That should work, also might try a heat lamp on the cable or blow hot air on it?
    Just a couple of ideas if you can, good luck with the auction too, buyer beware. They sometimes have nice things at those things for good prices.
  7. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
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    That's a good one. That was the first thing dad told me when I talked to him this afternoon:D
  8. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
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    Hmm...I think this is called shooting your self in the foot. But the auction is in hudsonville, michigan. There is another one april 17th I think in the detroit area.
  9. CLS

    CLS LawnSite Member
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    One thing I noticed was every mower there had almost the exact same hours on them. All different year and models but the hour's on all them were between 1100 and 1600. Seamed a little suspicious to me.

    Also would a glass of warm water help unfreezing the choke? I only have one hour to check everything tomarrow. No way I'm buying a mower if I can't even here it run. The weather couldn't have been worse today.
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    carry a can of ether, choke in a can, lol

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