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pull cord

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
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
 

metro-hp_48

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
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!
 

metro-hp_48

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
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)
 

grass_cuttin_fool

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Virginia
1 last year and 1 so far this year, maybe i got my 1 out of the way for this year
 

Turfdude

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
South Jersey
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.
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
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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