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Hours on clutch

ECS

LawnSite Bronze Member
How many hours should you get out of a clutch on a 52" Lazer HP?
 

ProStreetCamaro

LawnSite Platinum Member
How many hours should you get out of a clutch on a 52" Lazer HP?
Well our Lazer HP 48" has 2,200 hours and still going strong on the original clutch. I know thats not "normal" but thats just how ours has lasted so far.
 
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ECS

LawnSite Bronze Member
Well mine lasted a total of 362 hours and was total toast.
That is why I was asking. Seems like they should last more than that.
 

ProStreetCamaro

LawnSite Platinum Member
Well mine lasted a total of 362 hours and was total toast.
That is why I was asking. Seems like they should last more than that.
They indeed should last longer than that. In my oppinion you should expect 800 to 1000 hours out of a clutch. We have had 1 not last very long on a scag but for the most part all of ours have lasted well over 800 hours.

Is your machine under warranty? Exmark should fix you right up if it is.
 
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ECS

LawnSite Bronze Member
Waranty went out roughly 3 weeks before clutch went out.
 

Albemarle Lawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
VIRGINIA
Always engage/disengage at full throttle.
Engage in tall grass.
Blast directly with pressure washer.
Back into objects with it (railroad ties work well at destroying the cluch on vertical shaft engines....just back into a railroad tie a few times).
 

Albemarle Lawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
VIRGINIA
Engage and disengage at idle.

But it will stall the motor, right!!! ......NOPE.....

At idle:
1) put choke on.
2) engage clutch.
3) take choke off.
4) bring up RPM's to cutting speed

When mowing and time to stop:
1) close throttle and allow engine to fall back to idle.
2) disengage clutch

Your belts will last longer, too!

and...
don't blast directly with pressure washer...that will inject water into the sealed bearings.
don't crash into stuff and bend up the clutch.
 

ZX12R

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Morris County,NJ
My dealer told me to engage and disengage the clutch at least at half throttle. You are saying the opposite. Which is correct??? Anyone else care to comment?
 
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