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  1. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Ive got an older (2004) Hustler FasTrak Z 42" that feels like it wants to shut off when it hits any sort of bump but then it runs fine (sometimes its caused by bumps other times not) any ideas? i was thinking loose wire or something but it all seems to be fine in that region, I do need to make a...
  2. Business Operations
    Some hard lessons learned, from my experience. Would love to hear yours too... 1) A potential client tells you they have a job that would be a "great opportunity" for you. Ya right. Translation: They can't find anyone else dumb enough to do it. 2) Potential client tells you, during your first...
  3. Mechanic and Repair
    i have a Wright stander rapid height mower I brought new a couple years ago. It has 1500hrs now it been cutting lower and lower lately so I started looking into it. So upon inspection i noticed the frame under the fenders is completely cracked all the way up and it’s gotten so bad it even...
  4. Business Operations
    Hey everyone, I'm interested in hearing any struggles, pain points or problem areas of your business specifically with daily record keeping (bookkeeping) and accounting. I'm in the midst of starting my own bookkeeping firm dedicated to landscapers but would like to hear from you what the...
  5. Mechanic and Repair
    Hey guys, I have an echo srm 266t and I can't keep it running. ONce it is hot it will not start again. Before you respond here is what I have done Replaced, All filters, removed spark arrester, new spark plug, new carb and even new coil. still same issue. What else could it be? Someone who...
  6. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    So I bought this Ferris about 3 weeks ago and here I am for help. Seems the shop has all but ended correspondence with me which I hope is an oversight on their part.... 3 hours into using this machine the battery died on it, so I jumped the battery for the remainder of the day (no I didn't...
  7. Mechanic and Repair
    I am bringing you, probably, a simple problem lawnsite mechanics. I have a John Deere 652r that started acting up a couple of days ago and now it is doing it more often. What happens is the mower will run fine when it is cold for a long time then pretty soon it will start to surge a little bit...
  8. Mechanic and Repair
    I have an Exmark Lazer Z LZA20KAX524. The battery dies while off. Battery is new as well as voltage regulator, key switch, and hour meter. Charging system is working properly. Only thing I know that is happen is the fuel solenoid is clicking on when I connect battery even if the key is off. Any...
  9. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    So I had a flub dub this week. I had about and inch or two of 50:1 in my 2.5 gallon can, and filled it up with gas and added the oil, but somewhere along the process I forgot to shake it up thoroughly. After my brother ran the blower, I noticed that it sputtered a lot. So I thought it was...
  10. Mechanic and Repair
    Hi, I'm new to the site. I'm looking at buying and Exmark lazer this week, and they are running a national promotion on one of their mowers that has a Kohler cv730 series engine on it. Doing some researching, I have found that a lot of people are having problems with these engines breaking...
  11. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Left side transaxle on my Yazhoo has started stuttering under load, resulting in belt slippage and reduced overall speed (one shared drive belt). Replaced filters and oil, purged air - no difference. Regardless of operation duration, every time I start off or make a 180 degree turn, the left...
  12. Heavy Equipment & Tractors
    So I just bought a TB175 from United Rentals and have 30 days to find if anything is wrong with it and have it fixed. I noticed that when curling the bucket into the ground it slows then stops about half way and the relief valve opens. Doesn't raise or move the unit at all so seems a little...
  13. Mechanic and Repair
    I have a older scag 36" walk behind that has a very sloppy transmission... It does not feel like it engages firmly into any gear and will slip out of gear if the mower is on any sort of a cross hill slant... My amature diagnosis is that the tranny is smoked... That being said, has anyone dealt...
  14. Business Operations
    I have a new article over at "Lawn & Landscape" that offers advice on dealing with difficult customers. Check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/ll-012213-naked-apologies-ben-bowen.aspx
  15. Starting a Lawn Care Business
    What do you face as a day to day problem in your business? How are you currently tackling invoicing, routing, and compliance?
  16. Industry Surveys & Polls
    Simple question, in your business what are the repetitive things that make you less productive?
  17. Professional Discussions
    I walked into a problem. A Hunter ICC clock with 32 zones. Zones 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,11,13,14 do not come on with the clock. When I put a multi-meter on the clock, there are multiple stations with showing power. Oddly enough, the zones that work, 6,10,12,15,16... do not have power. (as they...
  18. Mechanic and Repair
    Hello, A family member recently picked up this mower used and got about 8-10 sessions in before it decided to not start. Turning the key switch yields nothing. Here's what I'm finding: Key switch has 12V on the red wire coming in Turning the key to on or start causes the 12V to come off...
  19. Industry Surveys & Polls
    I'm a graduate student doing research on the landscaping industry. I have a material, brown fiber board, which is quite strong and durable and I'm curious if anyone here believes there are some applications for it within the industry. Properties include: strong enough for some structural work...
  20. Lawn Mowing
    Up here in Oregon, I rains... pretty often. In the past, I have generally canceled appointments if it started drizzling, but I am wondering now if there is perhaps a better way. What do you guys do when it rains?
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