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Anyone heard of this?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by newtostone, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 681


    So I am sure a lot of your guys are just tired of everything being so loud. Add me to the list, my guys are saying their hearing isn't as good as it used to be even when wearing hearing protection full time. My only thing is I only have Kawasaki engines. Can I use this on those engines? Does anyone know of a safe method to do this?

    Thanks in advance
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I'm not sure if or how that would work, but a lot of the noise on my machines
    comes from parts other than the engine, too.

    Sorry, it's just not something I would spend anything but disposable income on,
    until someone proves it's worth something.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Some Honda engines use that material in their mufflers. It seems to be fairly effective but...

    Most engines aren't built like the high end Hondas. Honda engineers the entire engine to be quieter. Placement and design of things like internal webbing, cooling fins and rubber dampners all effect sound output. Most engines are designed to get rid of heat and keep the engine from blowing apart with little consideration given to how loud they are.

    I bought a "quiet muffler" for a Tecumseh powered generator. After I installed it there was little noticeable difference in the amount of noise because the rest of the engine is still the same old crappy design.
  4. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 681

    Thanks, I have seen quiet exhausts for ATV's and just thought they had to have them for mowers. Nothing would make me happier than having to mowers on a lawn and having to wonder where they are.

    ANy other thoughts?

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