Start a Walk Behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Landscape89, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
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    Hi, I'm new to Commercial walk behind mowers. Can anyone tell me the steps on how to properly start both an electric and recoil mower?
    Thanks
     
  2. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just like you start any other mower. if its cold use the choke , if its hot just ctrank it up. common sense
     
  3. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    make sure there's gas in it too.
     
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Make sure the fuel is turned on. Silly I know but I have a reminder next to my key.
     
  5. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    If it's old make sure it's not in gear and the brake is on... learned that the hard way on the ol' bobcat. (running down the street chasing after your mower is not fun)
     
  6. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Make sure your feet aren't under the deck :D
     
  7. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
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    make sure you are fully awake in the morning while your pulling this rope
     
  8. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    First, plant your feet flatly and firmly on the ground.

    Then settle into your knees just a little, not quite as deep as a baseball infielder.

    Take a deep breath and clear your head of any mental distractions.

    Extend both hands forward in the direction of the pull starter.

    Then, after one of us gives you a swift kick in the pants, use your hands to CATCH YOURSELF BEFORE YOUR HEAD HITS THE MOWER!

    After you pick yourself up, consult the owner's manual for directions on starting the mower.
     
  9. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
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    HHHAAAHAHAHAHAHAAA
     
  10. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
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    HAHAHAH now that we have the procedure for recoil start.....I can't for the process for electric start? Is there a proper stance for turning the key?
     

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