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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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The invention that started Wright Manufacturing was the “Grass Gobbler,” a welded tubing frame that served as a commercial grass catcher. After seeing how his mowing crews became worn out after walking behind their mowers for 20 miles a day, Wright and his engineering team created the first stand-on mower.
A standing mower makes getting on and off the mower a lot faster, which in turn allows for a much quicker job. In addition to a stander`s agile feature, the lawn mower`s compact design makes it easier to fit more mowers on trailers as you travel from one job to the next.
The first lawn mowers were manual reel mowers, also known as cylinder mowers. All a person had to do was push one across the lawn, and the wheels would spin a cylinder of sharpened, grass-cutting blades.
The Gravely brand was established in 1916 by Benjamin Gravely who revolutionized gardening and lawn maintenance. Now owned by Ariens Company, headquartered in Brillion, Wis, Gravely is committed to building professional landscaping equipment to meet your high-performance expectations.
1868: A reel-type spiral-bladed mower makes its debut via manufacturer Amariah Hills, who receives the first U.S. patent for the machine.
Bill Wright had always been a tinkerer growing up, and he had made a number of contributions to the lawn care industry before becoming the father of the stand-on mower as we know it.
Besides being able to shift your weight, stand-on mowers are recommended for hills because the center of gravity is lower than that of a zero-turn mower. This decreases your chances of tipping when you`re mowing a hillside.
About Pull Behind Mowers– A pull behind mower, also called a gang-mower, is a lawn and brush cutting machine that consists of a small combustion engine mounted on top of a steel or aluminum deck that is designed to be pulled or towed behind an ATV or lawn tractor.
The Different Types of Ride-on Lawn Mowers Available

Lawn mowers can be split into three basic categories, ride-on lawn mowers, walk-behind mowers, and robotic mowers. A ride-on lawn mower is a larger model with a built-in seat, more often used for bigger gardens or commercial gardening projects.

A lawn mower (also known as a mower, grass cutter or lawnmower) is a device utilizing one or more revolving blades (or a reel) to cut a grass surface to an even height.
In 1956, Cecil Pond created the first ride-on lawn mower, and today robotic lawn mowers are the current trend. The next time you are cutting your grass, think about the lawn mower`s history and be grateful for how far it has come.

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How much oil is needed to fill the engine? – kawasaki 2010 Gravely Zt 42 Xl Zero Turn Mower Kawasaki ()
ANSWER : Start with a qt. check dip stick an add acordinly szm230

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I have had a poulan pro 550 series push mower for almost 1 year at the end of the season last year the mower would start briefly and then stop. i have cleaned out the air filter and that did not help.the mower started, i made one revolution around the yard 3/4th of the way the mower quit. I then primed the mower it started then quit and now it will not start at all. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do. Thanks
ANSWER : There is a little spring that works the carburetor arm. If that popped off then the mower will not run.

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Lawn mower cranck but wont start…
ANSWER : Since you already checked for spark and air I would drain all the fuel out of it and check that fuel for water. Over time some lawn mowers end up with contaminated fuel. You can see the water sitting on the bottom of the fuel if you let it stand for a bit in a small plastic bowl.

Be sure to empty and dry out you fuel can as well. Especially if the mower stopped running right after a refuel. Which is a good sign your gas can is contaminated too.

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Mower starts and immediately shuts off and wont start again if i let it sit for five minutes it does the same thing checked oil and air filter carb is clean attempting to find correct socket to remove plug
ANSWER : Pull the fuel line from the carb & see if it is running steady, If so the next check is the carb bowl to see if maybe the float needle is partly plugged, and then it could be the valve lash clearance which will require more mechanical knowledge.

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I have trouble starting a toro walk behind mower
ANSWER : All, I thought my carb was shot, so I replaced it. Still, start but no run (and had to use starting fluid). THEN!!! I noticed the spring to the “rev limiter” (just below and towards rear of carb) was not “tight”. The stupid bracket that holds the end of that spring had been bent down ~1/16″ and that caused all this heartache. CHECK YOUR REV LIMITER!!!

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I have a Poulan push mower that after mowing in a ditch started making a loud noise and running rough. It almost sounded as if metal was hitting metal. The mower was vibrating more than normal. I checked under the mower and nothing is hitting. After a few times of stopping the mower engine because it sound as if it is going to die down the mower will not start now. The shaft does not appear bent and the blade appears ok. The mower has oil, a good spark plug and a clean air filter. It was running fine until that moment. I did not see anything that I hit but it is possible I hit something in the ditch like a pine cone or branch. What could the problem be and how would I go about fixing it?
ANSWER : If you are sure the oil level is correct then it sounds like it’s about to die, unfortunately. A pine cone shouldn’t cause any damage, but a large branch may do so. Was it smoking before you shut it down? The vibration could be caused from a bent blade. It could also be caused from a part breaking in the motor. I wish I could have given you better news!

Good Luck,

Jim

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Where is oil drain plug on MTD mower – Mtd LAWN MOWER PART # 683-04163B FRAME Assembly:RIDER
ANSWER : If it isn’t on the bottom of the engine (above the blade) then you don’t have one. This is not that uncommon. When you need to drain the oil, FIRST- pull the spark plug wire off!!! Then remove the dip stick or filler plug and turn the unit upside down and drain the oil.

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I have a problem with a Black and Decker electric lawn mower model MM525. While cutting some high grass today, the mower slowed down, then quit and would not restart. I checked the electrical outlet and there was no power–the fuse was burned out in the switch box. I replaced it, tried again, and again it would not start or even give any response at all, but again it blew out the fuse in the box. The fuse is 25A and the mower is only 12A so that’s not an issue, besides, I’ve used this mower from that outlet for about 4 years since I first got the mower and never had any problem before. My question is: is whatever is causing the mower not to start and to blow out my fuse something that can be repaired or should be? Thanks.
ANSWER : Hello blumph,
I can think of only one or two things that are causing your problems. It could either be approx. a $14.00 switch in the handle that has shorted out, or 2 bad brushes $1.75/ea.on the armature (motor). Both are fairly simple fixes with just a screwdriver and maybe pliers. You might also check and see if the power cord has been chafed or damaged and is shorting out. See below for parts:http://www.ereplacementparts.com/black-and-decker-mm575-electric-lawnhogtrade-mulching-mower-parts-c-4167_9514_9550.htmlyurcarguyken@yahoo.com

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