Not happy with bad boy outlaw mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ronwom89, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
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    it sounds like he is a home owner, so he might not care. A back pitch will not leave a bad cut, it will just rob all his hp on the gas motor, especially a thick lawn.
     
  2. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
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    Demo any Outlaw without the spoiler you might be surprised. The spoiler just keeps it from getting air born . haha Not everyone likes them for sure. I went from a Super Z spoiler to the Outlaw with spoiler. I only care about the finished cut and how fast can I get it done.
     
  3. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
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    Good point! It sure would not be the first time a mower left the dealer with the pitch screwed up.
     
  4. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here are a couple things to check. Have you checked your cutting height could it be your cutting shorter than you did with the ZT? The ZT had the electric deck lift cutting height will not be the same, I would raise the deck a 1/4 inch next mow. Also as you may of heard JC Clawn talking about pitch. Have you checked your pitch at all?
     
  5. ronwom89

    ronwom89 LawnSite Member
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    I checked the pitch it's a 1/4 lower in the front. I have been mowing a little higher even than I was with the zt bc haven't had rain in a while so usually cut it a little higher
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  6. JCLawn and more

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    have you demoed another outlaw to see if something is wrong?
     
  7. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
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    What would happen if you slowed down to the same speed the ZT mowed at, would you pick up some rpms, you should? I would aslo check the engine manual for engine max rpm blades off, and recheck and set at max. How many hrs are on the mower so far? Is it broke in yet past 5 hr oil and filter change?
     
  8. JCLawn and more

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    read the first 3 pages :clapping::clapping::clapping:

    he is about 15 hrs, its running 400 rpms lower than max
     
  9. ronwom89

    ronwom89 LawnSite Member
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    And it has the fusion high lifts on it and I was running gator mulch on the zt which would drag the motor a little more than the lifts but would keep a steady rpm
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  10. JCLawn and more

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    Id seriously demo another mower and if you see a major difference drop your off and say fix it
     

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