Lazer/Lazer H.P. Fires

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnnut, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. lawnnut

    lawnnut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    WE had a Lazer H.P. Burn up a couple of days ago for no
    apparent reason. There was no Leaves Grass or clippings ETC.
    The Motor area and especially the Carb area seems to be where it
    Was in a enclosed trailer.
    I have been made aware of other HP Fires so thought I would check here.

  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    This is one of the hazards of enclosed trailers. It is also not the first time I have heard of an Exmark burning either. This is a quote from a message posted on AOL a while ago:

    Subject: EX-Mark Burns Friend
    Date: 9/29/99 9:09 PM Eastern Standard Time
    From: XXXXXXX

    I heard today from local lawn guys mom that he was burned badly.. She said his mower (EX-Mark) blew up on him and burned him ,when refueling. He was in his enclosed trailor and he opened the cap and fumes where pushed out due to the expanded gas tanks and was ignited by the hot muffler .. He got a new mower out of it and
    some and some cash from exmark... I have a Toro and gas tanks are the same on it.. So just a word of caution Be Carfull when refueling. I'm glad to say he is ok except for burns on his arms ,legs , and neck. Thank God for Carhartt ....Maybe Ex-Mark should fix the problem or change its name to "Burn-Mark"
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    :eek: WOW!!!!!!
    I have read posts about the members turning the fuel shutoff off and letting the motor stop on its own before they were done loading equiptment. Do you do this? Mabey the gas laid in the carb, and leaked out and started the fire. Lucky nothing else caught on fire!!!
    On this subject, how many of you use the spark arrester screen for their lazers that exmark sent out?
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Are the gas caps vented? Has anybody else had a mower burn?
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Those spark arrestor screens that everybody got in the mail are ALSO a vapor arrestor screen. Preventing gas vapors from rushing into the red hot but quickly cooling muffler. The muffler would suck gas fumes from the stupid LCO's poor refueling practices. These mowers go at least all day on a full load of fuel, so there is no practical reason to be refueling a hot engine.
  6. cutting edge

    cutting edge LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194


    Yes - the caps are vented.
  7. DanG

    DanG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234

    Not they will not run all day even if you fill both tanks to over flowing.

    Only about 7-8 hrs of straight mowing and then you have to refuel and if the grass is really thick you'll get even less then that.

    I've not set either of my Toro's on fire yet but I did set one of my excel hustlers on fire when I used it to pick up leaves( the exhaust exits between the front tires)

    Dan G
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Huh? They won't? An HP? Isn't that interesting.
  9. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    not quite on the subject but!! i drag raced motorcycles professionally for about 10 years and this was a common occurence in the sport.. make sure your equipment is cool to the touch before you put it in the trailer!!! ps. this bike is for sale!!
  10. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    opps !!

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