Fall Cleanup Productivity?!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by TempleLawnCare, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    ok guys so i bent another pushrod and now there is gas in the oil and the plug shows it is running lean........put new pushrod in and set the valves, why is there gas in the oil?
     
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gas in oil probably from the float bouncing around while trailering it. I turn the fuel off on all of my machines before transporting them.

    You need to richen up the carb mixture. Running lean will be running hot.

    Nice engine, eh?
     
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Like I mentioned earlier, when I was in a similar situation to you I decided to just change the head out to the updated one. Mine hasn't screwed up yet. I haven't used it a lot or pushed it very hard but it's been trouble free since March 2011. Putting a Honda on it was expensive, to the point where it might make more sense to just buy a new unit, and I just didn't want to have to do that.
     
  4. TempleLawnCare

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    richened it up and put a little mix gas in there, popped a rod in 2 hrs.....called on the replacement head and they act like i am stupid, said 90 bucks but it's not updated, asked about the intek pro and he said it's the same motor as what i have for 460 with a fancy sticker on it.....i found replacement head on briggs website for 150 and it says updated replacement.......

    :confused:
     
  5. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    You seen the magnitude of cleanups I do. I need something to get me through the next month. If I go drop $600 on a 580 am I going to be disappointed? I have a 150 that does wonders, am I still going to be productive, I know I am going to be losing time but it is better then down time.
     
  6. TempleLawnCare

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    on sale for $529.....open till 7pm tonite
     
  7. TempleLawnCare

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    All I can say is f*#k that thing till I get a gx390 for it. I had no choice but to go get the 580......and all I can say is WOW!.....wish I would've bought that 2 weeks ago instead of the billy goat, now I am 2 weeks behind due to weather and mechanical issues. $1200 in the hole basically. Fortunately though the work is there and more keeps coming in.
     
  8. TempleLawnCare

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    Ready to roll out at 7am tommorow!
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  9. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How well does the little wonder shred the leaves ?
     
  10. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    It does descent, definitely not the 12:1 they advertise. It does break them down nice though and really packs em in there. I have been getting 2-3 avg.sized yards worth in there before I have to dump. I will try to snap a pic tommorow to give you an idea.
     

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