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#1 gopher OFFLINE  

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Posted April 12, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Customer come in with stripped down cub cadet saying wouldn't run right. Shroud so full of crap wonder it would even turn over let alone start. People just don't understand how important cleaning the tin work is.    

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Posted April 12, 2015 - 09:34 PM

Clogged cooling fins and shrouds is the best way to destroy these engines. Today, most people run their machines until they stop running and then worry about it.
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Posted April 13, 2015 - 07:01 AM

No harm intended but some people do not understand how the engine works. They just know how to turn key for start and go.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 07:06 AM

Usually mice like to nest near a food source ie: dog, cat or stock feed or anything else they can eat. If the food source is made inaccessible they won't stick around. I keep 40 lb bags of sunflower seed in our big storage shed but haven't seen any signs of mice. If I do the bags will go in some large trash cans that are extras.
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Posted April 13, 2015 - 07:07 AM

No offense intended but this world is full of educated people with no common sense. Half of them have a problem running a pencil sharpener and they driver cars and run GT's.
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Posted April 13, 2015 - 07:44 AM

Everything's disposable. Just like todays cars. Run it 'til it quits then buy another one.


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:18 AM

I hope the engine wasn't damaged from excessive heat. It's not just the new stuff that people neglect. A lot of the older tractors out there are not maintained. Both the 314 and 317 I bought were so full of grass clippings I don't know how they ever ran without blowing up. 


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Posted April 13, 2015 - 09:30 AM

Another place I see a lot of crap built up is around the spindles especially the deck that have the beauty covers on them.  They wonder why the spindle bearings go out.


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