Stuck choke-cable

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Floridalandcare, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. Floridalandcare

    Floridalandcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from Tampa
    Posts: 314

    P.J : I need some help here . The choke pull on my Z is stuck , its stuck to the point that when I pull I have to pull so hard that the knob falls off and I have to get a pair of channel locks to pull the choke up . I make sure that our machines are rinsed off every day and washed every Friday when they return from the field . What Ive noticed is that it looks like the choke cable is getting coroded where the metal goes into the plastic tube .I know I could probaly Super Glue it back on but this would not rectify my problem .The machine is under warrenty and they will fix it but the question I am asking is ,is this something that Hustler is having problems with ,is water getting in the choke cable and freezing it up ? They machine has 43hrs on it and thats the only problem with it .As an afterthought I have a friend who owns one too and he has the same problem as mine , all his equipment stays outside in the elements . He brought it to my attention and then a week later mine gets stuck . With his in the rain and me washing ours off everyday I think its the water coroding the cable .Thanks:dizzy:
     
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    I have had to replace my choke cable on my demo Super Z.
    I have found that it more relates to the cable routing.
    Have your dealer replace the cable under warranty, and check the routing of the cable, and I would think they will get it taken care of quite quicly for you.
    Let me know how you make out.

    Later
    Pj
     
  3. We do 4 U

    We do 4 U LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    I to just had my choke cable replaced. The dealer said taht this is something they are replacing alot off. Is Hustler working on a solution to this? So far this my only complaint about the Super Z and it is a mionr one I admit.
     
  4. mowerconsultant

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

    I have not had any more problems with mine, although I dont put any where near as many hours on the machines as you guys do.

    I will forward this message to our service manager and see what he has to say.

    Later
    Pj
     
  5. mowerconsultant

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

    Here is the response I got from our service manager:

    "The problem is the corrosion around the steel stem of the choke cable.
    Hustler has made a change to a stainless steel stem and that will correct the problem. Any cables that have been ordered from Hustler recently will be stainless.
    I would recommend that your customer not wash his mower everyday as this promotes corrosion and sometimes electrical problems. Blow the mower off with compressed air everyday and wash it once a week and be sure it is dry before putting it in storage."


    I would suggest you contact your dealer and make sure he has the newer cable, then have him install it for you.

    Later
    Pj
     
  6. We do 4 U

    We do 4 U LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    Thanks PJ
     

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