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Posted April 15, 2016 - 08:03 PM

So I managed to mow most of yard with this machine.  I had to prime it to keep it going when cold but once it warmed up it worked well.  After stalling out several times I removed the blow on the carb and found some large black chunks in the bottom.  After getting those out it ran great until the very end of the back yard then I could not keep it going.  While it is a great machine, it is a fair amount heavier than my old magnesium deck LawnBoy.  


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Posted April 16, 2016 - 05:41 AM

Dad had a Tecumseh 4 hp replacement engine put on an old lawnboy, would the engine fit the lawnboy deck?

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Posted April 17, 2016 - 04:09 PM

Forgot to add that towards then end of the back lawn it developed a bit of a surge.  I put my money on stuff in the jet and a bad fuel line.  More when the parts arrive and rebuild takes place.


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Posted April 20, 2016 - 04:10 PM

Parts are on the way   :D



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Posted April 23, 2016 - 07:13 PM

They arrived but I ran out of time to do the repair.

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Posted May 14, 2016 - 02:54 PM

Finally made time to clean and rebuild the carb then put it to work.  I am impressed with this thing.  Built like a tank but will cut some serious grass. Other than being heavier, it will cut circles around my old Lawnboy.


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Posted May 14, 2016 - 03:46 PM

Here is the handiwork.

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Posted May 19, 2016 - 02:06 PM

Another quick update on this one.  Pulled it out of the shed yesterday and it fired up on the first pull.  I used it to trim around the back yard and to take care of the front yard.  It's a keeper.  



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Posted May 19, 2016 - 08:13 PM

I bought a new Snapper in 1986 with a IC B&S 4 hp engine and a HD deck.   I remember you could get 2 stroke.  In fact the brochure I got with my mower shows the 2 stroke.  A year or two later a friend bought one of the 2 stroke Snappers.  I paid $600 for that mower but turns out it was a great investment.  Still using it today.  Never had to overhaul the engine and it used almost no oil.  A few years ago I had to replace the height adjustment parts on the deck.  As I remember the parts were very reasonable.  Not sure how good they are today as they were bought out a few years ago by I believe B&S.  All the good companies get bought out then their quality goes downhill.


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Posted June 04, 2016 - 03:06 PM

I used this one again last night.  I am sold on it.  Looks like my old Lawnboy has found a worthy replacement.



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Posted June 16, 2016 - 08:50 AM

Another quick follow-up in case anyone out on the intrwebz is looking for info on these - Machine had a surge while running but not sure why.  Found the carb loose and getting additional air.  Tightened the carb and put it back to work.  

 

I have since fired my repair tech for lack of quality control and poor customer satisfaction.   :bigrofl:


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