shindaiwa pole saw bogging out

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Grrrr...

    My shindaiwa pole saw is not living up to its expectations, I had my guy take limbs off a laurel tree that was about 15ft high yesterday.. he said he couldn't use the shindaiwa pole saw because it kept bogging out and choking out!!

    The limbs were only about 3-5" inches as well!!

    M230 STraight shaft w/ pole saw attachment - shindaiwa.

    :angry: :angry:
     
  2. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2 stroke bog?
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  3. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LOL .. I am not a happy camper with the pole saw, I'm going to try it again..
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds to me like a simple carb adjustment. Run the HS (highspeed screw out a little futher to richen it. Also, check your fuel filter. And if it isn't an exact "bog", but more like a hesitation and lack of power, your spark arrestor screen may be plugged up. Don't fret on it though, because it's not the saw, it's something simple. I hope this helps.
     
  5. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yah, I just changed the fuel filter recently. I will adjust the idle screw and add some rpm's! good idea!
     
  6. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    1st rule of shindiawa equipment.

    Remove the spark arrestor screen and toss it.
     
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LOL..

    What will that do?
     
  8. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    My guess is a clogged muffler (most likely just the spark arresting screen). When exhaust gasses can't flow freely the back pressure will bog 2 cycle equipment right down. Clean or remove the screen and it will run fine.
     
  9. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    :) Exactly what Westbrook said.

    All my Shindiawa equipment seems to plug the spark arrestor screen really fast, If you have not removed/cleaned it yet, that is the first place to start on a fairly new engine.
     
  10. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    okay the spark plug arrestor is a small mini mesh screen that comes out of the exhaust port right?
     

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