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Lawn mowers / Re: Champion R 484 TR
« on: September 18, 2020, 08:39:02 PM »
Forgot to say.  Some of these mowers the belt tension is applied by a threaded rod and spring which protrudes through the back of the deck, under the deflector.   You also find if it has a aluminium blade boss with integrated pulley on the engine, the pulley can be worn to such an extent the belt no longer grips on the pulley and also the belt tension will be reduced..

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Lawn mowers / Re: Champion R 484 TR
« on: September 18, 2020, 08:28:09 PM »
openspaceman, welcome to TGMF. 

I'm sorry for the lack of reply from me, I thought I had already replied, not sure why it didn't post..  I was also going to ask if the belt was either off, or loose as Barrie pointed out, it can and does happen.

Hopefully it will be something simple which doesn't require a transmission assy, fingers crossed.  ;)

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Diy Tutorials and How to's / Re: B&Q try3.5plma won't rev up
« on: September 08, 2020, 04:51:04 PM »
Hi John, and welcome to TGMF

Sounds like either the throttle shaft is stuck, or Governor spring isn't attached to the linkage.  Do you have a pic of the top of the carb with linkage please?

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Lawn mowers / Re: Atco?Qualcast 35S Tecumseh AQ148 Engine Carb. Parts
« on: September 07, 2020, 07:24:48 PM »
Hi.  Parts for these engines are as rare as hens teeth these days.   ;)

I don't know anyone who has any new stock personally.   You could try somewhere like https://www.jackssmallengines.com/Products/TECUMSEH/Carburetors-And-Parts-4-Cycle/s I think they ship all over the world.  Failing that you might be able to get a second hand part from a local dealer. 

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Lawn mowers / Re: Oregon Gator Blades
« on: August 16, 2020, 12:14:05 PM »
Hi justinthyme, and welcome to TGMF
.

Have to be honest and say I've not had any experience regarding these Oregon blades, though they look very similar in design to some of the Toro ones which they fit on their mulching mowers.  Toro are one of the biggest manufacturers of mulching mowers, so I can only surmise that if they use a design like that then it must be pretty good. 

I think the only problem you might have is getting the correct fitment for the Cobra MX484SPCE, but that said I'm not sure of the blade and boss arrangement on that machine.  That's something you'd have to check and make sure it'll fit the blade boss correctly.

 

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Lawn mowers / Re: Weibang Legacy Pro56 Drive Problems
« on: July 26, 2020, 08:58:50 AM »

Thanks for the welcome and the information for the pulley/tensioner assembly.

I suspected the belt tensioner because the spring between the pulley seemed so week (I can pull the two long runs of the belt that drives the gearbox together with no effort). One drive belt is new and I am not sure about the belt from the engine to the pulleys/tensioner.


That was the issue I had, the spring between the pulley halves seemed very limp and lifeless, probably a very poor quality spring to be honest.  The modified pulley twists and separates much like the Hayter Harrier ones, but of a more solid construction.  That does of course mean it will like belts with no wear in them.  You'll probably notice your belts have worn pretty thin, or at least one of them will have worn badly.  ;)


I will let you know how I get on.


Please do.   :tup: 

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Lawn mowers / Re: Weibang Legacy Pro56 Drive Problems
« on: July 24, 2020, 05:46:24 PM »

   There's a modified pulley for these now, if I can find the bulletin I'll post it up for you..


Found it, this is the service bulletin showing the old double tensioner pulley on the left, and the new type tensioner pulley to the right of it.

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Lawn mowers / Re: Weibang Legacy Pro56 Drive Problems
« on: July 24, 2020, 05:36:01 PM »
Hi Kevin. and welcome to TGMF.

What I've found with these Weibangs is the double pully between the two belts has a very soft spring between the the two inner pully half's.  This is supposed to be spring loaded to keep the belts tensioned.  I've had a couple where the spring has gone limp and therefore the belts were running loose causing the symptoms you describe.

So I would check the two belts make sure they haven't worn excessively, and check that double pulley between the belts.   There's a modified pulley for these now, if I can find the bulletin I'll post it up for you..

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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« on: June 21, 2020, 07:03:49 AM »
I've only had experience with the DR branded Wheel Trimmers to be honest, but only from a repair point of view, I've not actually used one.   ;)

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Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Stihl strimmers general
« on: June 19, 2020, 08:56:25 PM »
Thanks for this I will find the model numbers and mention the decompressor issue
                             Regards Ratt

No problem.  Just remember the decompressor issue would only apply if it has a 4-mix engine.  Likewise regarding adjustment of the tappets . ;)

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Strimmers and BrushCutters / Re: Stihl strimmers general
« on: June 19, 2020, 04:53:56 PM »
Hi ratt, and welcome to TGMF.

Do you know what model Stihl Strimmers they are?

You won't go far wrong with 10 thou of an inch for the air gap.   If the compression has changed I'm guessing they have 4-Mix engines on both the machines and the tappets need adjusting, or the decompressors have failed.

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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« on: June 17, 2020, 08:45:13 PM »
Thanks. What are the differences, if any, between the Echo model and the Shindaiwa version apart from colour? Are they exactly the same, or is one a Toyota, and the other a Lexus? I am assuming that the handles may be different, but not much else will be different?

So many questions.....

I have a Shindaiwa chainsaw, and it has been faultless. I did not realise until today that Echo was part of the same group.

Thanks for your time, and responses.

The Shindaiwa come out of the same factory.  They are both equally as good as each other from what I've seen.  Think the Shindaiwa had better anti vibration levels, but looking at the later Echo's the rubber grips / controls etc look very much the same now.  I wouldn't think there's much in it to be honest.  Either would be good.  ;)

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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« on: June 17, 2020, 04:49:31 PM »

The Echo SRM3610 looks to be a good choice, but I noticed the shaft has reduced to 7mm from the 8mm in the SRM350. Is this cause for concern?


The SRM3610 has a High Torque gearbox on the end so requires less power to turn the head, hence the reduction in shaft size.  That really shouldn't give you any cause for concern.  ;)

The gear reduction ratio on the SRM3610 is Gear reduction ratio 1.62  Whilst on the SRM350 is I believe 1.33  ;)

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Lawn mowers / Re: Cutting grass in wooded area of garden
« on: June 17, 2020, 06:13:31 AM »
Hi CageyH, and welcome to TGMF.  :welcome:

Brushcutter wise I'd go for something from ECHO.  These are great value for money and come with a 2yr Pro warranty, and five year domestic.   

As for cutting in wooded areas I'm not sure a hover mower would be up to the job, especially if there's any woody bits lying on the ground I doubt it would last very long.  Plus 2acres is a fair sized area, you really need to go for something bigger and more robust than a hover mower or you'll be spending so much time getting the job done. 

I'm assuming your ride-on mower gets stuck only in the woodland area where it's boggy?  The rest of the grass is quite stable?

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Diy Tutorials and How to's / STIHL: How To Perform An M-Tronic Reset
« on: June 09, 2020, 06:47:16 AM »
How To Perform An M-Tronic Reset

https://blog.stihl.co.uk/perform-m-tronic-reset/

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