Does anyone use a pull start WB?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wglawncare, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. wglawncare

    wglawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    I am looking at purchasing a Toro Proline 13hp 36". The guy says its a doozy to start. I looked at getting a key start put on but it will be like $700. Will this 10 year old machine with only 50 hrs. on it be reliable enough to start on the 1st or 2nd pull not to break my back?
  2. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    The only electric starts we have are riders....all the walk-behinds are pull start, all kawasaki's-start on the first or second pull every time
  3. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    We have a kawasaki powered 36 Proline purchased new mid-season last year. Can be a touch cold-blooded but really, no problem starting.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    Then get a unit with a Kohler 15HP on it I know those aren't a "doozy" to start! I don't understand why they would say a 13HP is hard to start, then that is a PROBLEM!
  5. fire1man

    fire1man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    i have a 34 inch wb with a 13 hp kaw and it starts in one or two pulls everytime
  6. firefightergw

    firefightergw LawnSite Gold Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 3,340

    I've got a Cub-Cadet Commercial G1336 with 13hp Kawasaki. Starts first or second everytime.
  7. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    ours is hard to start but we always get it started it is a great machine if it only have 50 hrs. on it then u should be good with that machine ours is older than yours and alot more hours.
  8. Palmer'sLS

    Palmer'sLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 535

    i have a 48" husky with a 15 kawi, its starts on the first or second start, even when its 20 degrees outside
  9. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    The pull starts aren't "hard" but the electric one's sure are convenient.
  10. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I have had a 15hp Kohler Pro Command for nine seasons -- pull start. It works fine, but you need to know when/how to use the choke. It is not too hard to pull; one just needs to be firm and convicted about the pull.

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