What do you do about loud mowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cuttin-to-the-Max, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    i have this old rider from maybe the late 90's and it cuts GREAT but its pretty loud...Im fine because i use those A1 Safety(im not sure if thats the company) But yea those noise canceling head phones but the neighbors hate it! :dizzy:
    What can i do??????
  2. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,443

    The first thing you do is research and find out which engine it is, i.e, Manufacturer, Model number, Type number, and Code number. You will find that information on the engine either stamped into one of the metal parts, or on a sticker adhered to the engine. You will then take that information to your local equipment dealer and ask them to show you the various mufflers available that are applicable to that engine. A low-tone muffler is want you want.
  3. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    That generally wont help as most equipment manufacturers use their own mufflers so the engine manufacturer's mufflers wont fit.

    Is there something wrong with the muffler thats on it causing it to be loud? Get the model/serial number off the machine and off the engine and go to a dealer and see what they can get for you.
  4. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 736

    At the same time, some people are always going to complain. We have 2 2009 mowers. They are just as loud as our older mowers and the complaints never stopped.

    I agree 100 percent about going to the dealer but if they don’t have any suggestions then I wouldn’t worry about it.

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