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Why i hate pull start mowers.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by bmxerss, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    I hope piston slapped don't find this post:waving:
  2. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 884

    yeah...when you can start it. lmfao.
  3. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    Carry a spare rope start assembly for this mower if it is your only one, pop one off, pop other back on, re-rope the broken one later instead of stopping mid-day to do it.
  4. matt spinniken

    matt spinniken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    Years ago, when first starting my business, I pulled a little too hard broke the handle off and fell off of my trailer. Thankfully, no one was around :)
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    That's why ever mower I have is electric start, even my 21 incher.
  6. KTLawnCo

    KTLawnCo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Had that happen last season and all the stores were closed. since two of my mowers have the same engine model I just kept swapping the pull starts from mower to mower...finished the rest of the day...good thing my lazer has electric start :cool2:
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,001

    Electric start is by far more realiable and also safer than a rope.

    Although electric start for a 21 might be a little overkill.
  8. Kkane97

    Kkane97 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 676

    I say electric is just another thing to break, easy fix for that just tie a new not, electric start can cost some $$$
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,200

    I agree. Electric starts are a money well.....just got back from having 5 starters cleaned and repaired $250. And then there is the batteries and the the relays and the key switches. It definitely is better to have recoil unless you are short on muscles.
  10. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,001

    The manual starter for my ferris 13hp kawai was over 100$ and broke again within a year. Not to mention if your not careful you can eaisly injure your wrists or something else.

    A flooded engine can be a nightmare to start with a rope.

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