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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hole in one lco, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    How many of you pull at least 1 pull cord out a year?
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    last year we had a record, 5 pull cords. 2 times on one mower. I was pulling it too hard we found out.

    2 times on the 48"
    1 time on the 32"
    1 time on the trimmer
    1 time on the snow blower
  3. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Oh man. Had never, until I was behind an apart. complex, long way away from my truck, and no tools (to speak of) with me. Had to use a nickle and a 1/2" wrench (or a penny and a 7/16 something like that) Overcome adapt and improvise!
  4. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    Sure like the newer equipment. Lots easier to change the rope as compared to 25 years ago.
  5. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Does the rope seem alot "cheaper" these days? I now it didn't take too long to break on this eXmark, but I've had alot older equip. that has yet to break. Seems too small a diameter. (I changed mine to a heavier one as soon as could)
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    1 last year and 1 so far this year, maybe i got my 1 out of the way for this year
  7. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    Helpful hints: First, on all larger four stroke equipment, take out the slack till you feel the compression, then recoil & give a firm pull. Second, on two stroke equipment, use appropriate primers and chokes along w/ quick short pulls to start. Thirdly and most importantly, check all pull ropes regularly for fraying and replace when noticed.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Bob,... exactly what I was going to say! lol
    Another thing, is when you start the equipment, don't just "let go" of the rope, and let it snap back in.

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