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  1. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Hi everyone. I have a 80’s lawn boy 7071, promo model. I plan on putting it to work when it’s a bit too steep for my 4 stroke push mower. I also have an echo SRM 225 and a homelite blower. Both the echo and the homelite state they need 50:1. I use red armor for the most part. If I mix 40:1 is...
  2. Mechanic and Repair
    Hello everyone, I just got back from my local exMark dealer for my ExMark Turf Tracer 60". The parts department tried to sell me an ExMark hydraulic oil filter for $40. Currently it has a napa gold 1374 on it. Can I get another napa/this an ok option, or are there better brands or is best to...
  3. Mechanic and Repair
    Question for the experts and the wise... I just completed a build on a new Kohler short block with new heads and valve train. (CH740) The following was completed with 30W Lucas break in oil (10631) and kohler filter 52-50-02. All pressure readings were taken from the breather cover at the...
  4. Mechanic and Repair
    I have a Hustler FasTrak with the Kohler courage 17 (SV530), whenever its below around 1/4-1/3 throttle the low oil pressure light comes on, I did an oil and filter change hoping it was a clogged filter and its still being problematic, any ideas as to how i can fix it?
  5. Mechanic and Repair
    Toro GrandStand 74559 52” Leaking hydraulic oil from left wheel motor. Slow leak. Only leaks when stopped after mowing, with the wheel on. When I took the wheel off, wiped the oil and grease off from around the motor, and put a fresh piece of cardboard under it and left it sit overnight (wheel...
  6. Mechanic and Repair
    i was going to add some gear oil to the gear box. Not sure what is in the gear box now. I have some Valvoline Synthetic 75w90 in the garage. If a conventional oil is currently in gearbox would it hurt to mix the two? Thanks
  7. Mechanic and Repair
    bought an older Toro Zmaster 5000 series with 1100 hrs. Have an oil leak I noticed. Not sure what this is from or what gasket it would be called. Any advice, repairs, cost or tips? Appreciate it in advance!
  8. Mechanic and Repair
    Hey everyone I recently purchased a 72" exmark with a Daihatsu engine. The oil fill cap appears to be right underneath the radiator. There doesn't seem to be any easy access to this. With any used equipment I buy I try and take it through the normal routine maintenance just in case the last...
  9. Mechanic and Repair
    I have a 2013 scag tiger cat with a 27hp kohler command pro. It has been using oil really bad and I can't pin point where it's coming from. Valve cover gaskets looked good but oil is all over the main frame. Where do I start? Please help!
  10. Mechanic and Repair
    Hello everyone, I just got a 2012 toro WB turbo force deck with a Kawasaki engine. I've heard very good things about the K-Tech engine oil. Was wondering what you other toro guys use ? Thank you for any input !
    oil
  11. Mechanic and Repair
    2013 Exmark Lazer Z X (LZX801KA606) with 29 HP Kawasaki engine. ISSUE - one side of the hydraulics stopped working, started to make a sound, etc. Pulled the dip stick off. Hydro oil smells burnt. Changed hydro oil and it ran for about 15 minutes and stopped working again. Any suggestions? Thank...
  12. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Just hit eight hours on my first Wright Stander, the place I bought it from said use 10w40. What is everyone's favorite oil to use to keep this machine running smooth?
  13. Mechanic and Repair
    Do any of you use straight sae 40 oil in your zero turn mowers?
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  14. Mechanic and Repair
    Hey guys, sorry about the multi posts, so I own a TroyBilt tb130, I know allot of people don't like them and this and that, but I've had mine for two years and I mow 8-10 lawns a week from May to October and she runs strong. But I use straight gasoline now, should I be putting in stabilizer or...
  15. Mechanic and Repair
    First time having to do it & I'm a little confused. Usually have someone do it for me, but saving money. I have a TigerCat with a Kawi 691FX engine. It says in the manual add 1.9 if filter is not removed; 2.2 if it is. I bought 2quarts because my SCAG dealer said that I wont use all the 2...
  16. Lawn Mowing
    What about the universal oil mix? A 2.6 ounce bottle of 2 cycle oil says it is good for 10, 16, 20, 32 and 50 to 1 ratios when mixed with one gallon of gasoline. I'm just getting into the landscaping business. Did my time now it's literally MY TIME. Bought the equipment but haven't even fired up...
  17. Lawn Mowing
    Today I went to my dealer to check when he will be getting his 2012 inventory and saw that he now sells the RedMax fully-syntethic oil that is much much cheaper than the stihl fully synthetic ULTRA-HP oil. P.s. I will be running it in my Stihl Br600 magnum and KM110-R What are your thoughts...
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