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Am I the only one who has so many mowers it's bothersome to them? I've stopped buying them myself (it's been a few weeks since I bought one) but my dad called me today to tell me he trash picked a toro suzuki 2 stroke and also that he bought another lb 3 speed. I wish he'd knock it off as I end up getting most of them from him.
 

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Box 'em up and ship 'em up here! :p
 

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i could really use another comm toro or just another suzki engine. mine is really starting to get to the point thats its almost shot.(18 comm years !)really just need to replace the throttle shaft in the carb-worn out of round and gov is very hard to control
 

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68rt, wasn't it just a while ago that you got rid of all but 3 of your mowers? I think you were having a guilt trip about your compulsion? You need to get a new father and a better counselor!
 

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I think its merely disgust and pessimism because your don't have a 22251 in your collection.
 

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The size of my paycheck and pesky things like keeping a roof over my head and food on the table are the only things that keep my yard from looking like Knightrider's avatar with Murray riders. I've tried to put the brakes on it by buying only complete machines. Unfortunately, I've discovered Craig's List...:229:
 

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:ditto: :ditto: me to
 

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My wife keeps giving me guilt trips......
I tell her it's a way less expensive habit than motorcycles......it keeps me entertained, tinkering, and she gets the house w the dog.
 

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I'm currently in the process of "cleaning house". I HAVE to many mowers. I'm out of room. Plus I really only use three mowers out of my collection. I would rather see someone else enjoying them. I enjoyed overhauling the engine and cleaning them up but now its time to move along and make room for more:fing32:
 

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I can comfortably fit ten mowers alongside and in front of my charger. After that, they start intruding on the cars the actually get driven. I can get another four without handles (non-compliant) underneath my stairs.

I'd really like to get the "collection" down to six. I'm being realistic here, three will never be enough. I intend on keeping models 22261, 10651, 22241, 6211, 6300 & 8226. My wife wants the 10324. That's seven, isn't it? Oops!

I just remembered I forgot about the 8461 and the suburban pusher. And what about an M? No bricktop either! Man, that's 11 now! Shoot!

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I'm currently in the process of "cleaning house". I HAVE to many mowers. I'm out of room. Plus I really only use three mowers out of my collection. I would rather see someone else enjoying them. I enjoyed overhauling the engine and cleaning them up but now its time to move along and make room for more:fing32:
Hey Indy can you give us a run down of your overhaul and cleaning routine? Do you overhaul mechanical problems fixes first then clean (pressure washer on deck, how you clean tough engine grime etc?)-I find it take slongest to clean the motor bits carefully.

I usually clean it all off first then do repairs and fixes, overhauls. I try to use a pressure washer on just the deck, wheels and underside keeping hi-pressure water away from the engine and use compressed air and a canned cleaner to clean off the entire engine. Then move on to any mechanical issues.
 

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I have heard Radio collectors with the same lament. One guy fixed his problem by culling his radio herd and then focusing his collecting on his real desire which was 50's transistors.
 

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Hey Indy can you give us a run down of your overhaul and cleaning routine? Do you overhaul mechanical problems fixes first then clean (pressure washer on deck, how you clean tough engine grime etc?)-I find it take slongest to clean the motor bits carefully.

I usually clean it all off first then do repairs and fixes, overhauls. I try to use a pressure washer on just the deck, wheels and underside keeping hi-pressure water away from the engine and use compressed air and a canned cleaner to clean off the entire engine. Then move on to any mechanical issues.
I'm kind of a brute when it comes to that. I have never had an issue from this method but I just blast them good with our hot water pressure washer. Flip it over on one side and get the deck and inside of the wheels then the opposite side. While it's up there I can reach up under the shroud if it's greasy, etc and just let 'er have it. I even spray the carb (with the air filter cover on) while I'm at it. I don't put the nozzle right on there like I was trying to remove paint from an old house but I give it just enough to knock the crud off. It does get it rather clean. I, on the other hand, always seem to find every drop of grass, grime and dirt that comes off the mower. On my face, my clothes...it's messy.

THEN (and I think this is the important part) I fire the mower up and let it sit and run while I either wash another one or coil the hoses up and put the pw away. That gives it time to evaporate any h2o on or in the engine like the flywheel, coil and other ignition parts, and also lets any thing that might be wrong show itself right then. But that's just me. Someday I might change my mind when I really mess something up.
 
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