great dane head ache

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by All American Lawn, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. All American Lawn

    All American Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a 52" super it very fast, did'nt stripe that well at first until i put about 50lbs of chain on it lays them down pretty good...anyways my problem is that the exhaust blows right into my face and makes my eyes water really bad and gives me one h-ll of a headache..and also do you think that one could get carbon monoxide poison from this???

    If you could give me a little advice on this issue other than buy a scag i would appreciate it very much.

  2. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    Is it possible to bolt on some sort of deflector to the exhaust?
  3. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    can you rerout the exhaust. Also i will tell you to buy Scag crap NEVER in my life time.
  4. mowdini

    mowdini LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    Here's another idea. Contact the engine manufaturer (probably Kawasaki) and see if they can provide you with another muffler that directs the exhaust in a different direction. A deflector is a great idea and would be your least expensive alternative.
  5. logan

    logan LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Messages: 315

    I have seen some use a piece of car tailpipe and redirect the exhaust by attaching the piece of bent pipe with a clamp. The muffler on my SS has enough of a stub to do that.
  6. TRex

    TRex LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW ,TX
    Messages: 487

    Call the company and complain and if that does not work osha or that other safety group and let them know because that is very unsafe. What if you pass out and ride out into a street or somethig else.
  7. mowdini

    mowdini LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    TRex--Invite the government into my business---I don't think so. I guess if you're so concerned about safety in your business that you mow with the discharge chute in the down position. Just a thought.
  8. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    That is awful having the exhaust right in your face. Didn’t you notice this when you demoed the mower? Contact the dealer & manufacturer to see what they can offer as to a solution.

  9. QuikKutLawn

    QuikKutLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Ask the question in the Great Dane forum... Maybe they know of a solution?
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Looks like someone is awake at the switch!

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