Friday dawned bright/clear---I knew that one way or/ other--the yard was going to be aerated/seeded TODAY..(my only window of opportunity...)
Two cups of
,a bowl of ceral, and I'm on the way to Home Depot, to pick up a rental aerator. (That they couldn't find in their computer....)
Got that , mailed a package, back home in an hour,:fing32:
Now is where it gets dicey--I had wished to use my "trusty" W/H
(Ol Krazy Horse), so I removed the front blade, stored that away--checked all fluids--filled it w/ fresh gas.
What more could a machine want?/ Obviously--it had spoted the bright blue, big aerator in the back of the truck, and got nervous.....:thSick:
It started--ran a minute and cut off....Had been doing fine...
I drained the fuel line--re-installed everything--started right up!! We hook up the aerator, fill the water bottles for ballast--and start out----do the back yard first--man, even as dry as it is, that aerator tears up some earth!!!
I park it under the ever-present 'shade tree'
to cool off, while I eat a little lunch. Come back out--fill w/ gas again--NO START!!!:fing20: Battery dead as a doorknob...WTH?? I jump it off--then realize the amp guage is not showing any charge-I check all the wireing--the little plastic plug on trhe back of the regulator had wiggled it's way loose--I twist it back on there--charging full bore now!!! I'll fix it permanantly later on--
We move on to the front yard--and I notice after awhile, even with ear muffs on--the motor noise is getting loud.. Again--WTH?? I stop-shut it down--notice the muffler, which is up front on this engine is dropped down off the pipe--I try to tighten the muffler clamp--and wring that off..
Now I'm really thinking this Red Devil is tryiing to fight
me...However--I rummage in theW/H stash,and find a new 1-1/2" clamp, ands install it in a couple minutes, and fires right back up. Like said, in a previous post--I've had the muffler off so much lately--I guess that can be expected...still:thSick:
Back to aerating....
Then went across the road and did my buddies front/side yard...
Unhooked the aerator--hooked up the broadcast spreader, and put down all 150 lbs. of grass seed I had on hand.... Put the spreader away--Blew the Wheelhorse oiff w/ compressed air, and put her away--showed 4.5 hours use today on the meter...:woohoo1:
At this time--went in, tookj the required shower, and poster here..
All in all--a good day--once again--Capt. Shade Tree was victorious!!!
Now I'm happy....