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Majid Latif
Posted 24 Jun 2011
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Gents, we are experiencing problems with our Highway 213 gang mower. It cuts out when we are using it. We have changed the fuel filter and battery. After it has stood for a while, it starts. Can anyone give us an idea of what may be the cause.
Also the we cannot push it back because the hydraulic release seems to have stopped working
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Paul W
Posted 24 Jun 2011
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....Be the best you can....

Hi Majid,

Sounds like fuel - if it starts and runs, but as soon as you ask it to do some work it cuts out...
Check the fuel tank for debris - sometimes blowing back with compressed air (gently and with all the correct PPE) down the fuel pipe from the fliter back into the fuel tank can clear blockages or partial blockages. You may need to consider emptying and cleaning the tank if it has evidence of much debris.

Good luck mate.
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GRG
Posted 24 Jun 2011
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Overheating?
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RWP
Posted 24 Jun 2011
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Could it be a bad seat switch? (the switch under the seat thats supposed to cut the engine if you fall off while mowing)?

Thats what was making our ride on cut out.
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Aladdin
Posted 25 Jun 2011
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

Overheating was my first thought. That or fuel starvation.
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mwood
Posted 25 Jun 2011
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I don't know if this mower has one but is there a fuel shut off tap screwed into the fuel tank. If so it could have a small filter on the end that sits inside the tank. This can get partially blocked and give the results you describe.
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Majid Latif
Posted 25 Jun 2011
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Gents (minch, Grassman, PWP, Aladdin, mwood)
Thank you for your feedback, we will let you know outcome. Thanks
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Aladdin
Posted 25 Jun 2011
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

Majid Latif,

When your mower stops does it just cut out or does it 'cough and splutter' first?
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Majid Latif
Posted 26 Jun 2011
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Gents,
It cuts out. I am told that on saturady we drow it slowly and managed to cut our outfield. Hence, it would see that when we use at full throttle it cuts out.
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GRG
Posted 26 Jun 2011
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Sounds like fuel starvation then.
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Majid Latif
Posted 26 Jun 2011
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any ideas on what is the required action?
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Aladdin
Posted 26 Jun 2011
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

I'm of the opinion that, if it just cuts out 'dead', the problem is likely to be electrical.

Could be a short. Something 'making and breaking' due to heat expansion.
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Pete O
Posted 27 Jun 2011
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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

With you on that Aladdin, being able to run it slowly seems strange though. it's hit and miss without having a fiddle with it Majid. Try running it without a fuel cap @half a tank of fuel. Sad as I am just looked at a parts list online and saw you have a fuel pump fitted somewhere close to the fuel tank, I would check this is working from your symptoms, have replaced a few of these. Wouldn't do any harm bypassing the seat switch either, RWPs got the idea...simple things first I guess, and they can be a pain sometimes!

Best of luck!!
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Aladdin
Posted 27 Jun 2011
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"It needs some of that stuff on it what makes the drains work"

Just spotted the other post.

If it continues to run at low revs but cuts out at full throttle the that would suggest fuel starvation. As Grassman points out.

Er, Peter Osgood??

Who's next?

Bobby Tambling?

Peter Bonetti?

Ron Harris?



Cue ticky!!
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Pete O
Posted 28 Jun 2011
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I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

Ha! I'll be signing autographs all week.
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Majid Latif
Posted 28 Jun 2011
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Thanks Guys, will try the suggestions.

Regards
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Majid Latif
Posted 3 Jul 2011
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Gents,
We had to call in "Ron" from EW Allen's. He fixed it for us. The problem appears to have been the level of the cutting rollers and the hydraulic system setting. Not sure what exactly, but will find out. Thanks for all your help ...many thanks

Regards
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