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CLS

LawnSite Member
Location
Grand Rapids MI
I'm going to an equipment auction tomarrow. I would like to here any tips anyone might have for me as this is my first one. I went and looked over the equipment I need today.

Also anybody know a easy quick way to unfreeze a choke? It is about 25 degrees today here in lovely MI. It is supposed to be in the mid 40's tomarrow though. I couln't get a damb thing started today. Every single choke was forzen. I'm looking at exmark TT's and toro z-master's.

Anybody care to share?



CLS
 

mklawnman

LawnSite Senior Member
Had the same problem with my Turf Tiger last year its a kawi engine, we loosened the cable on the engine, and physically tried to pull the cable. That should work, also might try a heat lamp on the cable or blow hot air on it?
Just a couple of ideas if you can, good luck with the auction too, buyer beware. They sometimes have nice things at those things for good prices.
Matt
 
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CLS

LawnSite Member
Location
Grand Rapids MI
Originally posted by JBLAWN
Don't be waving at any friends across the sale ring.
That's a good one. That was the first thing dad told me when I talked to him this afternoon:D
 
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CLS

LawnSite Member
Location
Grand Rapids MI
Originally posted by CamLand
were is the auction at?
Hmm...I think this is called shooting your self in the foot. But the auction is in hudsonville, michigan. There is another one april 17th I think in the detroit area.
 
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CLS

LawnSite Member
Location
Grand Rapids MI
One thing I noticed was every mower there had almost the exact same hours on them. All different year and models but the hour's on all them were between 1100 and 1600. Seamed a little suspicious to me.

Also would a glass of warm water help unfreezing the choke? I only have one hour to check everything tomarrow. No way I'm buying a mower if I can't even here it run. The weather couldn't have been worse today.
 
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