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New Fastrak 16/44 owner - handle issue

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by rcubid, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. rcubid

    rcubid LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I took advantage of the latest incentives and picked up a new Fastrak this weekend. The machine is way overkill for what I need (house on 1 acre) but it sure makes quick work of what I have to do.

    Even with the Honda 16, this mower really goes and I had no problems mulching at full speed once I got used to the steering - I did realize quickly that turning too fast did cut too close and I had to lay off the throttle for turns.

    Anyway - The only issue that I have is during the first run, my steering handles started touching and actually overlap now by about 1/2 in. This wasn't the case when I started to mow and it makes me believe that something might be loose. I've read here that the dealer can adjust it simply, but is this something that I can adjust and save the trip?
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    If you think something is loose call your dealer immediately and let them know.
    I answered your e-mail.

  3. mike28nc

    mike28nc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    from what I was told by the dealer. You just bend the handles out until they dont touch.


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