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Pulled the trigger/ New Exmark 30 for me...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by rbljack, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    I install a tach/hourmeter on my stuff. It's great to know exactly what's going on with the engine at how many hours and you really need to verify the rpm so you know blade tip speed is what it should be for optimum cut quality.

    I use the ones from this vendor. They get to me in ~3 days.
     
  2. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,057

    That looks like a handy accessory. How does it attach to the spark plug?
     
  3. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 731

    I had carb issues as well. One thing that has helped is that I now turn off the fuel valve when I finish mowing each yard. I let the mower starve for fuel and shut off on its own. The valve remains closed until the next yard and gets re opened. This has prevented the flooding problem that I ran into often in the past. It can cause a hydro lock situation if enough fuel goes past the needle valve, and the engine intake valve is in just the right (open) position while sitting. I couldn't pull the handle and had to remove the spark plug and drain the fuel that was in the cylinder above the piston. Closing the petcock after each job has prevented this problem from occurring again. Hope that helps....
     
  4. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    The meter has a signal wire coming out of it. You simply wrap that wire around the plug wire. It's super-simple!
     
  5. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,057

  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    So what exactly did they do...? I have (2) sets the TurfMaster blades and I was going to snag a few more sets...
    Did you take in your TimeMaster as well...?
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  9. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,687

    Take It in two the dealer and they should fix it for free. It only affects 2013 models. It involves a part that sits on top of the spindle if I remember correctly.
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  10. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    They sent out a recall letter. It is a simple washer on the spindle that wasn't good enough. They replace the washer and nut.
     

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