How do you handle break downs in the field.

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ltdlawn, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Lmao:laugh:
    Fuel related???
     
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  2. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Florida
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    I'm thinking carburetor(s), but in reality, I'm no mechanic and it could be something totally different. I'm running the same fuel in my hand-held and backpack blowers and they're running solid. All I know is my right side gets one hell of a workout multiple times a day trying to get those damn things to start!
     
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  3. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    What fuel ,oil, how old is the gas?
     
  4. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Florida
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    89 octane ethanol free. Less than a week old. Amsoil 2-cycle.
     
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  5. JagT20N

    JagT20N LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from will county Il
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    most of the bigger companies they call and have someone run them a back up unit from their shop , the small guys some have back up units on the truck , others Sol and often have to tell the customer they will be back ( and often there is a new box with a cheap in it when they return ) and then the old one winds up in my hands to fix .or I find it in the trash .. ( often with a plugged fuel system or old spark plug .. )

    most of them are poor or NO maintance issues, HAd a sthil chainsaw show up from the guy whos taking down some trees for us , guy changes blades /bars and plug , but it kept dying out under load . looked in tank sawdust slush , cleaned the tank , changed the rattle , new fuel/air pump lines and cleaned the screen in the carb ( often missed item ) , and it starts now one pull stone cold ... guy said it never did that before .. about 3 hours work .. cost him $100 total .
     
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  6. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    just a suggestion get a higher octane and dump your gas tank might have debris in it check the can too
    I had problem running right started using 93 octane less problems
    Had a leaf that would clog fuel filter then unclog run then die again:dizzy:
    Air filter\plug
    Then I'd check carbThumbs Up
     
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  7. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Florida
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    New plug and air filter. I try the gas and tank.
     
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  8. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Great pointsThumbs UpThumbs Up
     
  9. Voiddweller

    Voiddweller LawnSite Member
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    Both my mowers are under warranty with a same day loaner program. As far as my string trimmer I can pretty much fix it on the fly. Carry a spare carb for everything that is bolt-on ready, spare parts, minor tools on the truck.. So far nothings caused me to loose more than a couple hours worth of work.. (knock on wood)
     
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  10. Carl Rhyne

    Carl Rhyne LawnSite Member
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    Im having issues with this now. i guess with my luck i happen to buy a husqvarna mz52le and both of my local dealers dont carry any parts on hand for it. Im slowly ordering spare parts as time goes on since ive lost two days of work this year due to failures.

    I have belts blades and pulleys now. should i go with extra fuel pump? anything else that comes to mind?
     

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