FasTrak Superduty Bogs down

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by laramr, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. laramr

    laramr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    At first I thought I might have bad gas or was choking the deck with the mulch kit on, but that's not it. Seems to happen after about 1/2 hour or so of run time. The symptom is similar to clogging the deck with tall grass. Bearing? Trans? Only 140 hours of personal residential use. Any ideas?
  2. LR3 Guy

    LR3 Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Check the spark plugs and air filter . You may be losing power .
  3. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    I have heard of issues with the fuel filter. It's limiting the amount of fuel flow to the carb. I had this mostly on larger block engines but I would still replace the filter. Kawasaki may not like this but the Kohler or Briggs filters seem to be the ones used. They have a larger filter surface.
  4. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    When it starts to bog down have you tried to switch tanks? I have heard before the control arm sometimes pinches the fuel line limiting or cutting off the fuel flow. I'm not buying it's a bearing.

    Brian O
  5. laramr

    laramr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Problem solved. Fuel line had worked itself a little too close to the left side of the engine and after about a half hour of mowing the heat must have been cooking the fuel or semi vapor locking. I tucked and secured it out of the way and no more problem.
  6. jelgan

    jelgan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Back when it was really hot I had the same problem with my X one--the little strap that held the fuel lines up and away from engine had let the fuel lines fall and lay on the valve cover. After 1/2 t0 3/4 hour same thing happened--tied it up and problem solved.

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