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trying to learn about small engines

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Natural Impressions, May 4, 2006.

  1. Natural Impressions

    Natural Impressions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I have been slowly learning how to repair small engines with my own mowers. With some of the rate the repair guys have around here I thought it was worth it to do some things myself. I cam up with an idea. Driving around I always see 21" mowers in someones garage. I fugire maybe if I tokk a few of those and figuired out how to fix the ones that are fixable it would help me with my knowledge and maybe make a few extra bucks by selling them....what do you guy think of my idea.....I can't waot to read them LOL:weightlifter: :hammerhead: :drinkup: :drinkup:
     
  2. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    maybe if you cant sell them.... get a bunch of hispanics, price mowing cheap, and load up on yards and $$$ like tj did with the push mowers.
     
  3. Natural Impressions

    Natural Impressions LawnSite Member
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  4. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    id luv to have a cold one with you! :drinkup:

    pm me with all your mechanic repair ???s
     
  5. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    grab a few of those old mowers, and tinker with them. you'll learn MUCH from that. practice dismantling and reassembling the motors.
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, PM The Pres. So he can email me for the answers. :laugh: :drinkup:
     
  7. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats a good way to make a few extra bucks. at 85 an hour (the going rate around here) you cant afford to take a department store mower if for repairs. look on the Briggs and Stratton site for the few special tools you'll need. ive maid about 2 grand over the past couple years with garbage picked mowers and such. and living in northern illinois, we get snow. ive owned 5 snowblowers over the years...total cost to me, $0. all garbage picked.
     
  8. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    thats how I get some of mine too. I get good stuff sometimes just from friends who want to get rid of it. right now I've got two trimmers in my house, a friend with a shed FULL of this sort of stuff, and I'm certain more to come in the future.
     
  9. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    just on that stupid efi BS!

    im getting most of it figured out.

    btw. you pm fixer for your efi answers to me! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :drinkup:
     
  10. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Afraid not Pres., I got the Kohler Tech. number. I go right to the top. :p :cool2: :drinkup:
     

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