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Lawnboy blowout

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wiselawns, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. wiselawns

    wiselawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    Got a 21" silverpro series with a 6.5hp duraforce engine. One problem I have with it is that it blows clippings out of the left side of the deck and they collect at the rear left wheel and leave a trail of clippings on the lawns. It is really bad in thicker grass.

    I have tried running it without the mulching fan, just the blade only and it doesn't do any better. It seems that the deck needs to be vented more to improve the air flow. There are 3 or 4 small holes in the deck and I assume these are for airflow, but they don't seem sufficient.

    Any comments?
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    hey, I just tossed the exact same model in the trash today. I was hoping of fixing it, but I gave up
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    sorry i cant help you... but however, i almost bought that same exact mower for 375$ on friday. its the 2 cycle 6.5 siver pro.... is that a good price? also becides the clumping, what are the other cons, and pros.
  4. wiselawns

    wiselawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    In all I am really not too impressed with this mower. I have had it for two seasons and haven't had any technical problems with it. It leaves a good clean cut and will cut thick wet grass without hesitation, but it does have massive blowout on the left side. Also, and this is weird, it will start on the first pull when it is dead cold, but, after I use it on one yard and then go to another account and pull it off the truck, it may take 5 to 10 pulls of the cord to get it going. IT DOES NOT START WELL WHEN WARM.
  5. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    Are You Using the Mulch Plug ?!?!

    Keep Rear Wheels One Notch Higher....Bump the RPM's...Com. LB's w/6.5hp Duraforce Mulch Great....Silverpro Should do the Same...
  6. wiselawns

    wiselawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    Thanks Fareway, I thought about changing the deck pitch. But I have no idea what you mean by the mulch plug. RPMs are at max.
  7. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    Mulch Plug...covers the discharge...not sure about Silverpro...

    If yours has the little metal bar across bottom of discharge & you're discharging...Remove it...

  8. Lawnboy112

    Lawnboy112 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    Lawn Boys suck.
  9. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 427

    This is coming from a guy who uses an MTD and a Craftsman. :confused:
  10. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    One nice thing about the LB's is they're easy to lift.


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