eXmark Lazer Z hydro problem and questions.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Greg78, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Got the rest of our lawns done today with no further problems. I didn't hear back from the owner yesterday because there was an accident in the shop and somebody had to get stitches....

    I emailed the owner last night and told him how disappointed I was about his counter guy telling me that metal shavings is normal wear and there is nothing wrong with my machine. The counter guy also told me if I feel there is something wrong with it just keep running it till it breaks then they will know what to replace.

    I got this response from the owner:

    I absolutely understand where you are coming from.

    I talked to *****, we are now on the same page with regards to what is acceptable in a hydro reservoir...Clean Hydro Fluid!

    I would like the opportunity to make this up to you."
     
  2. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds like the owner wants to do the right thing, not much more you can ask for, everyone makes mistakes:
     
  3. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree everyone makes mistakes. The owners are and most of their employees are great.
     
  4. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Did he send over 3 Hooters girls and a few buckets of wings ???
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  5. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wish.

    I hadn't heard anything earlier this morning so I called their other location. Asked about shavings in hydro reservoir. He said not normal and address it asap. Then went on to explain about the pump, bearings etc etc, I almost thought I was talking to Piston....
     
  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hmmm...well...I was the head mechanic for the largest Exmark dealer in central Fla for about 3 years....a little over 10 years ago....
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  7. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Getting ready to change out the bad pump and flush the wheel motor. I know I need to clean out the lines and flush the wheel motor. I also need to clean out the reservoir. Obviously will be replacing fluid and filter. I am a little unsure of the proper order on how to do things? Any direction would be great.
     
  8. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Remove the hydro filter..drain and remove the hydro tank..
    Remove the pump....flush the wheel motor..clean the tank and hoses.
    Install the pump ..tank..hoses..and filter...
    Remember to prefill the new filter...
    Bleed off the air iin the system...get to work...

    I'm workin hard on a few slabs of ribs today...it takes a lot of beer to bbq...
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  9. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thank you sir... MMMMM RIBS....
     
  10. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Got it done. Only problem was a really brittle high pressure hose started leaking. Took one off my Turf Tracer to get by for a couple of days.

    I was surprised how clean the fluid coming out of the wheel motor was during the flush.

    Thanks again Piston you've been a huge help.
     

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