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#1 jabelman OFFLINE  

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Posted September 27, 2016 - 07:02 PM

not to far from me.

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Posted September 27, 2016 - 07:26 PM

Sounds like dried grass accumulation.  When it is windy that grass will blow into a lot of places it don't normally go.  I like to wash the mowers off before putting them away.


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 07:30 PM

Probably bought it at home Depot or lowes, they should stop making those out of plastic. They really catch good once they get going, it is quite a sight to see.
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Posted September 28, 2016 - 10:39 AM

I wash "Little John" off as well after every mowing, and then cover him with a tarp. Never thought about waiting 'til it cooled off until one time I tarped it without washing,(in a hurry you know) and brushed the muffler with my hand .... OUCH!!! , that was hot! Would have had a fire for sure. I'm getting too old to be in a hurry anymore, even when I rush it's in slow motion these days,  :D .



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Posted September 28, 2016 - 11:20 AM

My Craftsman lawn tractor had about 3/8" clearance between the top of the muffler and a heat shield.  It would collect mowing debris.  Not a problem most of the year but in fall with dry leaves it caught fire every time I used it.



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Posted September 29, 2016 - 02:31 PM

I have a 20v cordless leaf blower that I use to blow off all the grass, debris and dust off after every mowing. I also always leave my equipment sit outside for a short while to cool off before putting them away.
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Posted September 29, 2016 - 05:19 PM

I have a 20v cordless leaf blower that I use to blow off all the grass, debris and dust off after every mowing. I also always leave my equipment sit outside for a short while to cool off before putting them away.

 

We think the same way, tractor gets parked at the garage door outside and then I turn it off and let it sit for a few hours, blow it off with compressed air then back it into the garage. I've always been weary of putting a hot engine in a garage and walking away.


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:13 AM

Yikes.



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Posted October 04, 2016 - 06:39 PM

WOW!



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Posted October 24, 2016 - 09:45 PM

I don't store fuel in the garage. Anything with fuel goes in the shed. That includes the lt after a cool down. Usually blow it somewhat clean first, bit lazy happens. Shed is a safe distance from the house.

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Posted November 08, 2016 - 07:36 PM

Dang, that is painful to see. I hope they are getting rebuilt

 

I blow the tractors off with an air compressor. The air gun has a tube about 18" long that I built out of a piece of steel automotive brake line. It's good for getting into tight areas.

 

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