I need more speed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by C & S, May 13, 2003.

  1. C & S

    C & S LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    I need my self propelled Lawn Boy to move faster. I replaced the cable for the self propell system and that didn't work. The mower is about 7 years old, and the motor is still strong, so I would hate to get rid of it.
     
  2. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    GOT NOS????:blob2:

    Just kidding.

    Jay
     
  3. C & S

    C & S LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    No ideas???
     
  4. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Call a Toro dealer. I know those Lawn boy/Toro mowers are built to last. I have three of them one is as old as i am one is about 7 years old and one is about 2 years old. They all run strong. Maybe the dealer could lead you to a posible solution.


    Jay
     
  5. Change pulley diameters. Extra 1/2 to 1" off the engine should do it. May take some experimenting to get what you want.
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    This'll do it but you will have to get another belt to fit of course ;)
     
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Crank up your RPM's.

    Little white quarter sized disk on the carb. Give it a few clicks till you notice RPM's going up. This will help your cut quality as well.

    Good Luck
     

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