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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted September 05, 2016 - 05:01 PM

A good friend of mine is down sizing in preparation of selling his farm for something easier to take care of. I was telling him about cutting some field grass & weeds around our property with a weed eater & brush cutter attachment. This works good but it takes me a couple of days to get over it with two metal shoulder joints. I hurt bad when I over do it. He told me he had a trail mower I could have if I wanted it. He said it needs a little work & should work very well. I offered to pay him but he wouldn't have it any other way.

 

I had been looking at TM & wanted a Swisher bad but was expecting something smaller & needed a lot of work but I would have been happy either way. I met him early Saturday morning to pick it up & seen him coming across his field pulling it from the barn to the road. My first thought was ok it's red, four wheels, huge & sure enough it was exactly what I have been looking at but couldn't trigger the $600-$800 that they sell for.

 

I got it home & cleaned the mouse nest out of the shroud. It wouldn't start so I pulled the plug, no oil residue, good color but dry. I shot some gas down the carb first pull & it started, ran well, & very solid. He told me the B&S went bad a few years ago & he repowered using a 14.5 hp Kawasaki pull start. I know nothing about Kawasaki's but will be gaining some knowledge soon. I have a busy week this week but next I will check the fuel line etc. The gas in the tank smells fresh. It's a 60" with a model # T1360R serial # 99-011025 & the Kawasaki FB460V. Any input on your experience with one of these let me know. Thanks!

 

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Posted September 05, 2016 - 05:38 PM

Nice score for you on that! Should ease things a bit!


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Posted September 05, 2016 - 05:56 PM

Keep that Kawi clean and it will serve you well for years. Very well built engines.


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Posted September 05, 2016 - 07:45 PM

Hey Sawdust great deal, I'm very interested in following your experience with the mower I'm looking to buying a rough cut version so this is a timely post. You'll like the Kawi very good engines


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Posted September 06, 2016 - 07:55 AM

Always nice to know there are still good people out there and willing to give to others. I will follow your discussion. I have thought about one of these also and will enjoy seeing how it works for you. Should make life better for you.

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Posted September 09, 2016 - 02:55 PM

Did you kiss him? :D


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Posted September 09, 2016 - 05:09 PM

Did you kiss him? :D


I hope your not being sarcastic. I'm not sure how to take your comment. The answer is no. We did give each other a manly hug with a couple slaps on the back like Christian brothers do.
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 07:31 PM

Have you tried it out yet?
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Posted September 09, 2016 - 08:39 PM

Have you tried it out yet?


Not yet. I pulled the fuel line off & it was clear. The tank had some deposits inside caked around the shut off valve. There was no in line filter so once I check everything I'll put one on. I'm going to take the tank off tomorrow & clean it. I will also take the carb fuel bowl off & check that. I've had a busy week & haven't had much time to play.
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Posted October 06, 2016 - 07:12 AM

Nice score and hope it works as you want it to

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 12:12 PM

No harm meant that's just something my Grand Daddy used to ask when you got a good deal. Nice mower


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Posted October 06, 2016 - 07:52 PM

No harm meant that's just something my Grand Daddy used to ask when you got a good deal. Nice mower


No problem that's good to hear, glad you got back with me on that one.

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Posted October 06, 2016 - 07:58 PM

I pulled the fuel bowl off & it was full of jell. I cleaned that out, replaced the fuel line & put a fliter on. It started right up & ran well until it started flooding. I'm going to take the carb off & rebuild it.

I really want to try this thing out before winter. The field areas I cut have some slightly more than surface rocks I need to get rid of also. Stay tuned.
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