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  1. Mechanic and Repair
    Hi, newbie here, I have a Toro Z-Master 2000 48" (74901) with a Kohler Command (CV680s). Recently replaced the piston rings and all the other gaskets/seals due to a major 1qt/hr oil burning issue in #1 cylinder, fouling the plug every 4-5 hours, however this repair endeavor was a failed...
  2. Mechanic and Repair
    It Has a 28hp efi vanguard. Throttle moves freely(as it normally would) but the machine won't idle. On startup it automatically goes to 7/8 throttle and if I bring up throttle to max it will then max out in rpm. It kinda runs like a little ruff at full throttle though. We gave it a full tuneup...
  3. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Forgive me if I’m in the wrong thread. If I am I’ll delete post and re-post.. so before joining the forum site the other day, I’ve been doing some HEAVY research on multiple forums (this site included), on which zero turn to purchase for my first… We just bought a new house with 12+ acres, and...
  4. Mechanic and Repair
    I have a Ferris z2 with Briggs efi vanguard motor with 200 hours. Bought new April 2018. Last spring the motor started malfunctioning by blowing black smoke and bogging down. Called dealer, recommended looking into 02 sensor. I changed with oem part and everything work normal. Into my third week...
  5. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I'm either getting an ISX800 or an ISX2200, 61". If the ride is half as good on the 8 as the 22 then I'm saving $2k. I asked the dealer to bring me an 800 with the biggest motor he has and that I wanted EFI. He said he's bringing out the carbureted 26 hp Vanguard 810 instead of the 27 hp Briggs...
  6. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Recently my barn burned down which housed my husq zero turn along with all my other tools and equipment. That little husq I loved and it did its job but it was just inferior for the work I needed it for. I’m in the market for a turf tiger II. I do landscaping on the side and fuel efficiency is...
  7. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Just curious what people’s thoughts are on the new Scag Tiger Cat 2 engine options. Personally I’m looking at the 29 hp Kohler EFI and the 32 hp Vanguard. I know it’s a vague post but always love seeing others options/experience with machines. Dealers sure can fluff em up. Thanks I’m advance.
  8. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Mechanics just diagnosed my Scag mower, it's has original Briggs Vanguard V-twin 16hp engine (code is 9702141). Which means it's over 20 years old. Running fine, strong compression but burns a little oil over time. Finally it seems the carburetor is DOA according to shop. Unfortunately the...
  9. Mechanic and Repair
    Hey guys and gals last year I purchased a new Ferris F320Z mower with the 37hp Vanguard engine which the dealer just gushed over. Well fast forward to now and it has been nothing but headaches. So I had an issue about 2 months ago where when I pushed the handles all the way forward it would...
  10. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I'm currently looking at 2019 scag and bad boy ztr's. I have mowed with the bad boy rogue 61" 999cc with the Kawasaki fx1000v and loved it. I know bad boys have not been comparable in previous years but also know that (new to this year) they now offer a similar sloped deck like the velocity plus...
  11. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I have an older vanguard twin (385777-0349-E1) 21HP on my Wright mower. The engine runs rough, and I've narrowed it down to the right cylinder. Whenever running, the engine surges during idle to mid rpms, but usually sounds alright full throttle. I noticed the right spark plug intermittently...
  12. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I will be buying a new mower in the Spring and am looking for a thread that I can quickly turn to for info. Apologies if this is a redundant topic. I have had great experiences with the carb'd Kawasaki 27 & 31 over the past several years and am considering one of those once again but I am also...
  13. Mechanic and Repair
    So I acquired a Billy Goat Leaf Vac with a 16 HP Vanguard motor recently and was going to do a tune up on it since when I purchased it it hadn't been started in a long time and it took quite a few pulls to get her going but once it fired off it idled smooth and reved up fine. I was going to do...
  14. Mechanic and Repair
    I bought 3 snapper 52" walks summer of 2015. All have the Vanguard 28hp EFI engine. All have been bullet proof...until now. I have one that will start after some trying, run for 10 or 15 seconds, and then quit. Red light on the operator panel flashes. Anyone had this happen, and if so, what was...
  15. Mechanic and Repair
    I currently have a 60 in hustler with a 36 hp vanguard. This is the 2nd one I've owned since the first was covered under warrently for the same exact problems. Mostly on hot days with a lot of mowing both the first and 2nd mower would randomly shut off (mostly after being shut off for a minute...
  16. Mechanic and Repair
    I have Grasshopper 616 with a Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 16 HP. It has ran fine this year up until last week when it had no power like it was starving for air. The air cleaner was soaked with oil. The mower ran as normal without the air cleaner but choked out when put it back on. First...
  17. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Was searching for feedback on any opinions or experience with the 32 hp on a 61 inch Ferris 3200. I have a IS3200, 37efi, 72 inch and am very happy with it. Was thinking about getting a 61 inch 3200 as back up, The 32 hp is about $700-800 cheaper so was thinking that might be sufficient for a...
  18. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Looking to get some feedback and hopefully decide which mower to pick up. I am not interested in a rider simply because We will not be mowing anything over an acre (rare around these parts unless a large complex). My company has mainly focused on landscape & irrigation design and installation...
  19. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    after a month of reading and research I have decided to go with the Snapper Pro s150 xt Now I need to decide on one of the engines... Vanguard 810cc carburated - 6999 Kawasaki FX30 - 7399 Vanguard 810cc EFI - 7699 Would love to get some pros and cons on each... I have some hills so I want...
  20. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Which is overall the best on a 52" deck mower....and Why? https://www.vanguardengines.com/na/en_us/product-catalog/engines/810cc-vtwin-vertical-shaft/vanguard-280-gross-hp-810cc-efi.html http://www.kohlerengines.com/onlinecatalog/productDetail.htm?productNumber=Command%20PRO%20EFI%20ECV749
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