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Where to buy a reel mower

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by 95Z71, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    There is nothing wrong with it. Check the oil, and if it's fine unplug the oil sensor. Start the machine, leave the choke at 1/2 choke. I don't know what you are doing but the machine runs fine. Start cutting you're grass on the highest setting and go down from there.
     
  2. 95Z71

    95Z71 LawnSite Member
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    Maybe I should say cut (it was on the 5th setting from the bottom) rather than scalp. I've tried all different adjustments on the throttle and even the slightest tilt to maneuver the mower, it dies out. Any other ideas?
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  3. 95Z71

    95Z71 LawnSite Member
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    I should add the engine is under no load. With reel not engaged it still cuts out.
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  4. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    unplug the oil sensor, leave the choke @ half choke
     
  5. jjfairlock

    jjfairlock LawnSite Member
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    Hi, can anyone tell me what a Jacobson LF 3400 with 188 hours is worth? It looks like it has never been used? Thanks!
     
  6. 95Z71

    95Z71 LawnSite Member
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    Where can the oil sensor plug be found?
     
  7. 95Z71

    95Z71 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the photo I'll check it out this weekend.
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  8. 95Z71

    95Z71 LawnSite Member
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    I tried messing with the throttle and oil sensor and its still cuts out. I paid 600.00 for this mower and 225.00 for shipping and got a big lead sinker. I can tell you its not me, its the POS mower you sold me.
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  9. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    Uh, no.....it's you. Take it to a mechanic and let him look at it.
     
  10. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 966

    I imagine it to be the operator as well. The first few times I cut my bermuda with a reel was horrible. Bermuda needs to be trained as well

    A yard needs to be properly prepped to use a reel. Pool table smooth/flat.
     

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