Permagreen Magnum-Runs Rough

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Grandview, May 18, 2006.

  1. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    My Permagreen Magnum started to run rough the other day. It sounds like it is not firing every time. I changed the plug, cleaned the carburator bowel, and it gets gas. It is a year old but has 450 hours. I am thinking it is the coil. The dealer is picking it up today. Anybody with ideas? Luckily, I bought a backup Permagreen this spring. But I have not had time to customize the spray system, so it is not as fast.
  2. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    Best thing is making sure all the carb settings are correct. I have a number of centris but have had to get carbs adjusted a few times to get a good firing motor. make sure the carb ports are cleaned and openings are at the right size, i know we've had to redrill the openings for better fuel intake.
  3. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    What did you do to customize your spray settings? I would like to get better coverage out of mine. And what rate do you use in your take? I mix 1.2oz./K and get about 40k out of mine.
  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    I just had to replace the coil on mine at 140 hrs also found some problems with the carb. runs great now!
  5. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    Is that the honda motor or the Briggs?
    I'm having trouble on rough terrain the thing cuts out all over the place.
    I have the ultra and it is really annoying me.
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    the magnum has the Honda, I think I have mine running better than the day I got it!
  7. southernsprayguy

    southernsprayguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    The best thing to do would be to get rid of that Permagreen .... they are nothing but junk.
  8. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    I have the briggs, there is no adjustment for the carb. Mine seems to run rich. Plugs don't last for more than 75 hours without being all carboned up.
  9. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    check the air filter. on the hondas oil findes its way to the elament and clockes it which will make it run rought..
  10. Nitroman

    Nitroman LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 217

    I have one a year old as well and I'm interested in customizing the spray system. What do u do and why? Mine doesn't't get that wide of a spray swath, the fert. goes about three feet further than liquid on both sides. I have the nosel up just far enough to where I'm not spraying so high that I'm just running threw it. Any suggestions?

    God bless

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