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#31
Lawn mowers / Re: Briggs 500 158cc hard to start
October 15, 2021, 06:35:25 PM
Hi, and welcome to TGMF.

I would check a couple of things.  One being the tappet clearances, especially if someone has had the head off.  Make sure they have the correct clearance because if they are too tight then you're going to have issues.

Secondly, make sure the flywheel key hasn't partially sheared which will alter the ignition timing.
#32
Lawn mowers / Re: Countax c800h
October 07, 2021, 08:59:53 PM
You could phone Countax directly and ask them for the part numbers and then ask your dealer to order them. I'm betting the dealer finds it difficult to identify the correct PCB board etc,. 

Where are you based?
#33
Lawn mowers / Re: Contractor mowers
October 07, 2021, 08:50:32 PM
We've seen a few cases where the needle roller bearings seize up where the roller shaft passes through the splined gearbox shaft. This usually starts with some squeaking slowly followed by what appears to be a seized roller of gearbox, but it's just those needle bearings. 

We've sold a few of the COBRA Pro mowers which are the exact same KAAZ mower as the Lawnflite.

Have you considered a Toro Prostripe? They are a bit pricey, but very good machines. https://www.toro.com/en/golf/specialty-equipment/prostripe-560
#34
Lawn mowers / Re: Countax c800h
October 07, 2021, 08:24:17 PM
The PCB board and inition switch should be available at your local Countax dealer, they might have to order it if not in stock, but they should be able to get it for you.

They will need the serial number off the chassis of the machine.   
#35
Lawn mowers / Re: Contractor mowers
October 07, 2021, 07:43:18 PM
Hi mr vip, and welcome to TGMF.

That surpises me somewhat as a lot of pro users prefer the Lawnflite Pro over the Honda. Fan assist to help with collection being a definite improvement.   

What sort of problems have you had, and what falls apart on them? 
#36
Quote from: kevinthelawnmowerman on October 02, 2021, 12:02:08 PMI have a small Einhell push mower, model GE-CM 33 Li Kit. This will run for around 40 minutes and will cut both my lawns.



Sounds good, and does what you need it to do. And no faffing about with petrol and getting the thing started makes these things so convenient.

Only thing that worries me is the reliability after a year or two, the batteries and other components are pretty pricey to replace. But most are backed up with some fairly decent warranties these days.  Time will tell. ;) 
#37
Lawn mowers / Re: Honda HRX 476
September 28, 2021, 07:11:24 AM
graeme, if you look just inside the deck where gearbox sits, on the output shaft of the gearbox you should see two very small roll pins, one each side of the gearbox to hold it in the correct position between the the two bearings. It's usually the chain side one that fails and lets the gearbox move outwards putting chain sprockets out of line.

If it is that also check the two bearings while you're in there.  ;)
#38
Well a update on this, yes it's a bit late but.  I rang my local petrol station and asked when they were likely to have a delivery, I was told mid day and to ring back at 1pm to check.  I drove up there at 1pm and was pleasantly surprised the pumps were open again.

I stupidly put my normal amount of £30 worth of diesel in my car, since then it's gone crazy, panic buying queues everywhere and I suspect I will struggle to get my next fill. 

If I had put more than usual in my car to make sure I'd be as bad as the panic buyers, you just can't win sometimes.
#39
Lawn mowers / Re: Weibang Legacy Pro 56
September 26, 2021, 11:27:04 AM
You mean the two ratchet gears in the middle of the roller shaft?

These are a loose push it in the roller half's but are held on to the ratchet hub via a circlip.  The bearings inside these gears are a press fit.  I haven't ever replaced those bearings so noot sure exactly how tight they are.  I've only ever removed the gears from the ratchet assy to free off and lube the ratchet plungers and springs, or to replace a broken shaft as in the links below.  ;)

https://thegardenmachineryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=38.msg123#msg123

https://thegardenmachineryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254.msg727#msg727
#40
Went to get some diesel this morning to get to work, greeted at the local garage with signs saying Sorry no Diesel. So drove another five miles to the next nearest petrol station, all pumps were out of order, I suspect due to no fuel again.

Went home looked up a few stations which I could get to with the remaining fuel left in my car, and gave them a call.   All of them are out of Diesel.

I knew things were getting bad, but never seen it like this before.  What's the situation where you live?
#41
Hi and welcome to TGMF.

So if I got this right, you're asking about a chainsaw on a pole as in a pole Pruner? That's basically a small chainsaw head on the end of a pole, to extend reach.
#42
General Discussion / Re: New mower
September 08, 2021, 06:47:23 PM
Hi Liamjc79, and welcome to TGMF.

Are you not happy with the the Harriers you have, what problems are you experiencing with them?
#43
So who's taken the plunge and switched to battery power?

Although I still have my old Hayter Harrier 56, I decided this year to to give battery power a try.  Got myself a EGO LM1900E-SP and a 7.5AH battery and fast charger.  Must say it's an absolute joy to use. Light, powerful and just so convenient to use. 

Power is easily on par with a petrol 19" and the collection is just fantastic, it packs the box whether the grass is damp or dry.  Battery life: A single charge is also more than adequate to cut front and back lawn and still has more than 30 percent charge left. the battery as it's a 7.5ah takes around an hour to fully charge.  This mower can also be purchased as kit LM1903E-SP, which comes with a 5.0ah battery and fast charger which takes around 40 minutes to fully charge.

Do I miss the stripes: No I don't at all.  ;)
#44
Quote from: graeme70926 on September 03, 2021, 06:28:10 PMFinally got round to replacing the solenoid today and were back to starting on the key. Its a fiddly little job to do but got there in the end.

Yep, it's a bit awkward, I'm sure they could have made this easier, but then they never think of the people that have to repair this stuff. Glad you got it sorted though.  :tup:
#45
Hi Kidder68, and welcome to TGMF.

As long as the replacement engine has the exact same mount and shaft fitting and can at that angle (it has a diaphragm carb) it should work.

What's wrong with your existing engine?  I know you said you bought another, but are they both so bad they can't be rebuilt.