TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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My 3 year old mower started with 834 as another reference. So, in 18 years plus a little they built/sold 30k mowers.

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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What size mower takes a 10x3 tire? I ordered a set of 4 for my c25 thinking they were all the same, but after looking at my mower, they are 10 x 2.75. Will the 3" work?

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I am looking into reel mowers and I just want to make sure my lawn is not to steep before I make the plunge.
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Any advice would be appreciated. TIA

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Tigerwr423, I think you will be fine if the reel mower has wheels. Your direction will be somewhat limited. I doubt you would be able to utilize a greens mower with a drum drive.

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Thank you. I have been looking at the trucut 20” with front roller.

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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Tigerwr423 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Thank you. I have been looking at the trucut 20” with front roller.
I have a P20 with a roller and it will work on your slope.

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Tigerwr423 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Thank you. I have been looking at the trucut 20” with front roller.
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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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Tigerwr423 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:03 pm
I am looking into reel mowers and I just want to make sure my lawn is not to steep before I make the plunge.
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Any advice would be appreciated. TIA
Any will be fine (cal trimmer, mcLame, Tru)

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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What type of grease are you guys using on the zerks. How about chain lube?

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My mower will not crank. I checked the plug, it's getting fuel, and I think it's the on/off switch. Is there a way to bypass this temporarily or test it?

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MeanDean wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 pm
My mower will not crank. I checked the plug, it's getting fuel, and I think it's the on/off switch. Is there a way to bypass this temporarily or test it?
Is the plug firing when you pull the chord?

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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bp2878 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:33 pm
MeanDean wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 pm
My mower will not crank. I checked the plug, it's getting fuel, and I think it's the on/off switch. Is there a way to bypass this temporarily or test it?
Is the plug firing when you pull the chord?
I don't think so. I removed the plug but left it on the boot and held it against the body and pulled the cord but couldn't get a spark.

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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Tmank87 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:12 pm
What type of grease are you guys using on the zerks. How about chain lube?
Lucas Oil Products 14-oz Hardware Lubricant
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Lucas-Oil-Prod ... t/50353740

Fluid Film 1-oz Lanolin Based Petroleum Oil
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fluid-Film-1-o ... l/50335157

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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Thanks a bunch

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MeanDean wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:37 pm
bp2878 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:33 pm
MeanDean wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 pm
My mower will not crank. I checked the plug, it's getting fuel, and I think it's the on/off switch. Is there a way to bypass this temporarily or test it?
Is the plug firing when you pull the chord?
I don't think so. I removed the plug but left it on the boot and held it against the body and pulled the cord but couldn't get a spark.
I'd check the switch first, pull it off at check for continuity when in on position. If it's just 2 wire switch, twisting them together will bypass it.

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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Does that model have an oil safety mechanism to prevent starting when the oil is too low?

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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gpbrown60 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:47 am
Does that model have an oil safety mechanism to prevent starting when the oil is too low?
It's 18 years old... Not sure honestly

It was working fine and got low on gas so I filled up and continued to mow. I was mowing on a slight incline when it cut off and hasn't started back since.

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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@MeanDean sure could be the oil cutoff. Have you checked/changed the oil in it?

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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Mine had a similar issue. It would try to stall when going on an incline. I drained the oil and put a fresh bottle in. Haven’t had the issue since.

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Re: TruCut Reel Mower Questions

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Spammage wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:28 am
@MeanDean sure could be the oil cutoff. Have you checked/changed the oil in it?
It was serviced before I bought it or supposed to be. What type of oil is recommended for these machines?

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