Coming out the closet.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AGG Lawn Maintenance, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Messages: 422

    Yes I am mechanically Challenged!!!
    Oh did you think it was something else. Shame on you. I am about to get married you know. LoLs
    I thought I have seen books on how to fix walkbehinds, riders, blowers and weed whackers before. (I can't remember where.)
    This winter I want to learn more about fixing everything. I have had a good mechanic for years. He is honest and good at fixing all of our mowers etc. He is getting older and might retire in a few years. So it's time for handy man or better known as the master mechanic to step up. (Lols) It might even be better if the have a mechanically challenged video. Now that I opened myself up go ahead make fun of me. Travis:blush:
  2. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533


    I cannot make fun of you as I am in a similar situation. I am in the process of correcting it now, though. I have gotten shop manuals for my vehicles and any repair thats needed, I have been doing. I am fortunate in that I have a friend who is a former mechanic (still does it on the side) that I can call when I make a mess of things !! When I step up to bigger mowers (using Toro commercial 21's presently), I plan on getting shop manuals if available.
  3. A good book to have is Chilton's small engine repair. It covers all major engine manufacturers, 2 and 4 stroke. Good detail and trouble shooting information. You should be able to get it at Barnes and Noble, cost was $20-30.
  4. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    Thanks for the info, Bob !!!
  5. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Whats his name?:eek: Just kidding!

    Anyway..........Try your local community college. Ours offered a small engine repair course.

    Also, like someone mentioned, if you can get your dealer to sell you actual repair manuals for your equipment, that would be your best bet.

    That, and practice.......lots of practice.
  6. Darb

    Darb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Also on this board there is a wonderful resource in the form of the Mechanic and Repair Forum. I posted questions about a push B & S engine and it turned out to be a Tecumseh engine. And these guys still were eager to help me. They tried hard not to make me look stupid.
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771"what's his name"?....haha.....that's funny Guido....haha.

  8. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Why am I always one step behind David? I would second the community college route. Gives you a place to learn, projects to work on (stuff you bring in) and others to ask questions of. Give it a try.

  9. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Messages: 554

    Ill be taking the small engine class at the college next year. I heard a few guys from stihl bring a brand new chain saw in, and run striaght gas til it blows up! :blob2: Then they show you how to rebuild it. Theres a huge Stihl warehouse just outside town.
  10. Bill Davis

    Bill Davis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    That is cool that they demonstrate the Sthil. I have two of their chainsaws and they are a beast!! I love my Sthils.

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