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Weibang Lawnmowers.

Started by Mick, July 14, 2017, 08:28:40 PM

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Mick

Anyone had much to do with Weibang Lawnmowers?

Only worked on a couple of these so far.  Methinks I need a stronger bench if I'm going to repair these things, heavy or what.  :o

Mick

Got to fit a replacement gearbox to one of these today, that's if the gearbox actually arrives.  Not looking forward to that job if I'm honest. Input pulley and shaft is completely worn out, after a year.

Marks Mowers

Is that on the legacy pro 56?

I have a contractor sick of replacing Honda gearboxes and is thinking of going to one of these.

Mick

Quote from: Marks Mowers on August 02, 2017, 01:11:51 PM
Is that on the legacy pro 56?

I have a contractor sick of replacing Honda gearboxes and is thinking of going to one of these.

I believe it was.  Think they've had a few gearbox issues on the Weibang machines.  One thing is that it's a three speed gearbox, belt driven from bottom of engine with two belts and intermediate pulley.  People do like to fiddle with the cable adjustments when they clearly shouldn't on these machines.

Funny thing was, we had this one in for a gearbox problem, and another one turned up which wouldn't start.

Checked to see if it was getting fuel, undone bowl nut, and nothing came out.  Took the bowl off and touched the float, and fuel started flowing normally.  Put the bowl back on and it's been fine since.

When I went to test the other machine before changing the gearbox, that one wouldn't start either, it had exactly the same problem as the other one, a  stuck needle again.  Kawasaki not one of my favourites tbh.

Marks Mowers

Thank's Mick, I'll pass that on.

These sorts of brands make me nervous anyway, Sanli and Marina came to mind when I first saw the Weibangs, which isn't a good thing.

Mick

Quote from: Marks Mowers on August 05, 2017, 10:42:37 AM
Thank's Mick, I'll pass that on.

These sorts of brands make me nervous anyway, Sanli and Marina came to mind when I first saw the Weibangs, which isn't a good thing.

I've seen and worked on Sanli. but not seen a Marina to be fair.  Sanli is something not on my favourites list. Fuel pipes, breather pipes, and slipping starter brakes, that's just the engine, don't get me started on the mower.  :o

Marks Mowers

Haha, sounds like you see a fair few different mowers. I've only seen a handful of sanlis, and one marina.
Where are you based Mick?

Mick

Quote from: Marks Mowers on August 09, 2017, 07:11:40 PM
Haha, sounds like you see a fair few different mowers. I've only seen a handful of sanlis, and one marina.
Where are you based Mick?

Several hundred per year, I don't really keep count lol..  I'm based in Essex

Mick

Quote from: Marks Mowers on August 02, 2017, 01:11:51 PM
Is that on the legacy pro 56?

I have a contractor sick of replacing Honda gearboxes and is thinking of going to one of these.

This might make your customer think twice.  Had this Weibang 56 in the workshop today, lost drive. 

The rear roller looked like it had a bent shaft, but on further inspection the shaft had actually snapped in two.  Not surprising given they have drilled holes right through the middle of it, three of them to be precise, to locate the ratchet mechanism.  It was only a matter of time IMO.  ???




Mick

Quote from: Mick on August 15, 2017, 10:56:58 PMThis might make your customer think twice.  Had this Weibang 56 in the workshop today, lost drive. 

And another one today with a broken roller shaft, https://thegardenmachineryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=254.msg727#msg727

kevinthelawnmowerman

Hi Mick,

I had exactly the same issue with a Legacy Pro 56 about two months ago. The roller shaft had snapped across one of the holes for a roll pin. I also noticed a lot of corrosion on the gears inside the roller. This was a 2016 machine used by a contractor.