1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

Engaging blades shuts off engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by South Florida Lawns, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I just went to use my stander and as I engaged the blades the engine shut off. It's not bogging out but rather like the key is being shut off. I think it may be a fuse or something. Any suggestions? I'll have to dig out the electrical schematics and my multimeter when I get to the shop tonight and trace down what it is.
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Might be just a bad connection or maybe the switch is bad but it's more
    than likely something to do with the Operator Presence Safety Switch.
     
  3. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Agreed. Check the connections on your presence switches.

    Try flipping the choke on before you engage the blade, that should pretty much eliminate power failure.
     
  4. RonAyersMotorsports

    RonAyersMotorsports LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Be sure the engine is running on both cylinders as well before checking what the guys above have recommended.
     
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    go figure when the guys brought it to the shop at the end of the day I hop on the thing and it works fine.
     

Share This Page