My turn to EXHAUST!!!! (or vent)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOW ED, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've been kickin tail on leaves with my Toro 62" with atomic blades. Mulching machine. I was out today on my last property that this machine was gonna be used for and I heard a change in my exhaust pitch. The change got REAL LOUD. I stopped and looked to find that not only did the pipes at the muffler came out, the bracket that holds the works up had cracked in 2 places. BTW that bracket is put on thin steel. There are 310 hours on the 26EFI.

    I am thinking that the guy who was talking about a surcharge being price gouging in another thread. I am not saying that Toro is gouging me but as of this posting it cost me $0.86 per hour for that muffler. For those of you who don't want to break the pencil out that replacement cost is $268.00

    I just had to laugh because anything else would just be a waste of energy. I can get a whole replacement exhaust system for 2 cars for the same price. So when the dude says why do you have a rediculuous surcharge and you are stealing from your customer, remember this little lesson. Unplanned repairs cost money and the do happen. So I worked a little bit to replace the muffler but my costs will be made up when the bills go out, no price gouging here.

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    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    That crappy,have you got a back up or is the season done.
  3. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    I finished up with the good old Walker. BTW it also has a 26EFI on it and the thing has 1550 hours with the ORIGINAL muffler. I love my Walker. I really didn't want to bag but it looked excellent when finished.

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  4. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
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    Just curious. Could have backed up and hit something to break the welds. Low tree limb or something. I have busted two mufflers by backing up and hitting a low wall. Then it would go out later that day or the next day.

    But at those hours the welds should have held that is for sure.

  5. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I'm willing to bet that you backed into something.
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Ya know anything is possible as far as hitting something. I don't recall any big hits or even small ones but I am sure that it is a good possibility that I did hit something at some time.
    I am not really upset about it, it happens. Get this, my dealer will have one for me from the factory tomorrow. I love Reinders in Wisconsin.
  7. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    for that price I would of tried to weld it first. Is that possible?
  8. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    NOW YOU HAVE STrAIGHT PIPES !!!! Just put some Chrome tips on there an let er rip!

  9. Classified

    Classified LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    its funny cause i thought the same thing, lol
  10. jrc lawncare

    jrc lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    i agree. A good welder could easily repair that. For much less.

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