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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 10:28 PM

Where the heck is it?

I'm pretty sure that it has one but I haven't been able to find it.

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Posted September 11, 2012 - 10:33 PM

Where the heck is it?

I'm pretty sure that it has one but I haven't been able to find it.

from what i under stand the engines are a pain in the @$$ to start even with heat some one on the fourm has one (i think hammerdown ???) and he had a ton of trouble so just decided to use his back hoe to plow the drive way

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 08:11 AM

Buzz here is a pic of where it is since a pic is worth a thousand words lol.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 09:44 AM

OK, now...what is the normal operating position? And, what position should it be in for cold starting?

Standing from the rear of the tractor:

1. If I move it to the right, it moves to the left one position when the engine starts.
2. If I move it to the right with the engine running, it quits.
3. If I move it all the way to the left, nothing seems to change.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 05:52 PM

I've had a HT-20D for 3 or 4 years, and just a few months ago I was told it had a compression release.

What a bonus !! Before that I could not let it get too cold or it would be a tough start.

Mine starts pretty quick above 50 or so. Below that and it struggles, hopefully knowing about the release now, it won't be an issue in the coming cold months.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 06:01 PM

Now that we know WHERE it is, we need to know where to position it to help in cold weather starting.

I plan on using mine for snow removal this winter, and cold weather starting is going to be necessary.

According to the PO of mine, there is a 'cold starting assist". It's supposed to be the black toggle switch next to where the choke would be for the gas engined HT23. He says that you hold it in the up position for 10 secs. or so to aid in cold weather.

You can see it in this pic. I need to trace the wiring to find out where it goes.

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Edited by OldBuzzard, September 12, 2012 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted September 12, 2012 - 11:00 PM

The lever to the right engages the compression release and to the left is where it runs.




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