won't start after hitting log

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by brush hog breaker, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. brush hog breaker

    brush hog breaker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I bought a new Billygoad Outback brushcutter. The first day using it, I hit a log and it stopped working. Blade is not damaged, but it won't start again. I hope I didn't do any serious damage to it. Any ideas?
  2. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    Flywheel key. The flywheel key is made to shear into when you hit something. If it did not shear the engine could be destroyed so NEVER use a steel key to replace a flywheel key. Most people thank that only push mowers shear flywheel keys but I have seen a lot of riding mowers shear flywheel keys as well.
  3. beaver

    beaver LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    if you hit something and it doesnt run try the flywheel key, they are ussually cheap and easy to put on if you have the right tools
  4. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    Yep - flywheel key.

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