PG Magnum Maintenance

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by redbuckcavs, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. redbuckcavs

    redbuckcavs LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 135

    My starter rope on 2006 Magnum tore this A.M. I fought to get the assembly off and now installed a new rope, but cant get the stupid thing back on the moter ( horrible design..would be nice to have another 1" to work with)

    any suggestions or am I missing something obvious....Thanks in adcance
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Just about every time I start mine I think about that cord snapping. Its the same age as yours I think... Working on things on them is tough, no doubt. That's the price paid for building something so compact. Ever work on a Walker mower? Lol.
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  3. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    I had a local place cut out a half moon section of the frame so it's easier to get the assembly on and off. They said it wouldn't compromise the integrity of the frame and I haven't had any issues. I usually replace the rope twice per season.
  4. JD2320

    JD2320 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    My suggestion.

    Sell that thing and buy a Z-Spray.They have electric start and put a PG to shame performance and reliability wise. Hell you're in Indiana where they are too.
  5. thomsoutdoor

    thomsoutdoor LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,444

    Thats what I ended up doing. It added no support so I just cut it away. It was a pain but the only other way that I could think of was to unbolt the motor and everything else just to slide it back. I attached a picture that will give you some idea.

  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,671

    It is possible. I replaced my starter rope (before it broke), without taking it apart, on my PG.

    Pull the rope out to the end. Jam the starter with a screwdriver to hold it. Just bend a couple airscreen slots for clearance. Grab the knot with needle nose pliars. Pull all 5 feet of the rope out. Attach a new rope to the old rope (either end) with super glue, hot glue or a couple staples. Pull it back through. Tie a new knot.

    If the rope is broken...good luck.
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Damn, that's quite a way to fix a rope!!
  8. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,698

    Sounds like a great idea. I already have a Jr. but I also have a PG Ultra. I was looking at the pics of your Jr. 36. I think the Ultra is headed for the auction block this spring and LT Rich will have another order. That's my plan anyway.

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