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? about exmark metos and tip for u12.5 kawi users

lawnworker

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
VA zone 7
Grettings all you people any of you that use exmark metros walkbehinds let me know if they back up hills in reverse and do they do what they call down hill run away on steep hills? Now for the tip on the 12.5 kawisake we have posted before on the fact that some peoples 12.5 kawi units dont start in cold weather.I found out if you adjust the choke in farther then factory specks it will start in all weather
just make sure that your adjuster screw is not making contact when you have your mower in high idle.I used to have to heat my moter up fpr 2 hours on a 30 degree morning to get it to start . I feel dumb that i did not figure this out soonner uh well am happy now see you
 

Toddppm

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
VA
Reverse is assist only it won't actually drive in reverse unless you pull it or are on a nice level surface, and yes mine has run away on some steep hills , i just try to make sure i know what's at the bottom before i try a steep hill!
 

rixtag

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Lehi Ut
EXMARK METRO OWNERS UNITE!!!!! LOL I have an old metro and this is the first year I have mowed any hills and it does runaway!!! even worse if you are on jungle wheels, but just be prepared and ready to brake and/or bail if needed! ?). Mine has a Honda 11hp and it is a bear to start in temps less than 60 f. But it makes you stronger and it gets your heart going....

Rick
 

geogunn

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
TN
the run away downhill and poor reverse is common to all belt drives that I am aware of.

you exmark metro drivers can..."come out the closet" (say it like REVEREND JACKSON,["COME OUT THE BUSHES]) and join the rest of us belt users that don't let the front of the mower get down hill against something. we also mow hills side to side.

it's good to see you all.

GEO
 

65hoss

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Memphis, TN
my 12.5 hp metro is a major pain to start after 1 night off. I told the shop guy that if I put a rag in the carb and pulled it imediately started. He said it is a choke problem that could probably be fixed by adjusting.

So until you can get it adjusted try the rag. It works and keeps you from looking stupid at a customers house for 30 minutes. :)
 
My 13 hp Honda was starting hard at about 40 f I noticed the choke was not closing completely.The throttle cable was hitting its stop before completly closing the choke. I made a small adjustment and now it starts on first pull cold or warm temps
 

rixtag

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Lehi Ut
GEO, Just curious but what is the difference between UNITE and come out of the closet? LOL Jus messin around man

Rick
 

geogunn

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
TN
yo rick!--the closet thing--most people don't want to admit they have been in there...knowwhutImeanvern?

as for the reverend, I get a kick out of him when he actually makes statments that are complete sentences.

GEO
 
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