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Grass stains in Walker catcher?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by fixer67, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    Yes you read that right. I have a customer that thinks that grass stains in the Walker catcher makes it not pick up as well so he wants it cleaned like it was when new. The grass stains are embedded into the plastic. Bleach may work but that is not going to be fun. Any ideas would be helpful.
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    Simple Green and a scrub brush is my go-to solution for most cleaning situations, but I can't say that I've ever felt the need to clean inside my Walker's catcher haha.
  3. Thanksman

    Thanksman LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,695

    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh: pray he dont look at under your deck! he will want that spotless:laugh:
  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    give him a couple of chill pills.
  5. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    I would like to give him the whole bottle.

    Do not give him any ideas. He has enough of his own.

    I am thinking the best bet is to spray it with bleach and let it set maybe over night. No way any one can get inside there with any type of cleaner with gassing them self.
  6. electric

    electric LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    I use white wall cleaner and power washer in hopper. Takes it right to new condition every time. Keeping it sprayed down with fluid film I'm sure helps keep grass from sticking as bad. Note* keep power washer away from the rest of the machine. If you have an efi machine power washers will give you a headache if your not carefull to cover things up!!
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  7. electric

    electric LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    If you have a 2011 mtl31 stay far away from the extension connection point from main harness to voltage regulator. This fried on my friends. Dealer/walker suggests that the connections there be soldered because of the number of new failures at that high resistance connection point. Seems like he has had it at dealer more times than he used it, in addition to the new muffler/long header pipe design snapping. There solution on that is to keep replacing his muffler!:)
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  8. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,248

    I'm not familiar with the design nor the material on Walker collection bags. If it's cloth type bag, bleach will kill the cloth. If it's plastic mesh, spray with full strength SuperKleen, let it set for a few minutes then power wash with low pressure. Remove bagger from unit as prolonged contact with paint will soften and dull the finish.

    I've tried about every degreaser/cleaner on the market and SuperKleen is what I've settled on.
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I've got the BEST "solution" !!!

    Send the idiot down the road...... :dizzy:
  10. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,248

    Rob, I see you're back with a bang and it would have been pretty much my reaction if I'd had my eyes in the same gear as my brain. Didn't pay enough attention to determine that it was a shop-customer issue--just thought it was someone asking for an answer to cleanup. It's hell to get old!!!!!

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