The day I learned a lesson

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by South Florida Lawns, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    A few years back I had a blower seize up on me. Took it to my dealer and they said its done for it, because I ran straight gas in it. I got it back after they couldn't't fix the machine and they switched fuel in it. The dealer is a big one but they are friendly and helpful, told me they would make me a deal on a new blower. I did and bought a backpack blower haha what a scam.

    Boy I was dumb back then I should have fought it, cuz the unit was somewhat new and still under warranty. I learned my lesson that day. Always speak up if you know something ain't right.
     
  2. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Warranty won't cover negligence.
     
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How was it that? I was using the correct fuel mix they just put in straight gas and told me it was my fault.
     
  4. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you searious? Try having them cover it under the dumb a$$ clause:hammerhead:
     
  5. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    because I ran straight gas in it.
     
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
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    Did YOU or did YOU not run straight gas in it?
    Or did they put straight gas in it and said you did it?
     
  7. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    The way I read the post, he's saying that they put the straight gas in and blamed it on him ... so they could sell him a BP blower !!
     
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    and he bought it
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ROFLMAO:hammerhead: :hammerhead:
     
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pretty slim chance that a unit will sieze up if you use the proper oil during the first few years. I never had a Echo sieze period.....unless raw gas. If you would have immediately pulled the plug and put in straight oil you probably could have got it going....I have done that several times when our guys got raw gas in them.
     

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