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Author Topic: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.  (Read 839 times)

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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #15 on: 10 May 2019, 18:49:13 »

Put the engine out of the Tata into it? That should give it a little more "go" ;D

........and put the mower engine in the Tata. :y

Can't be worse than a derv engine, I suppose. :)


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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #16 on: 10 May 2019, 18:53:16 »

Just to clarify, will it actually rev its tits off if you manually influence the throttle linkages. If unsure, just move any linkage to see if it actually will rev up.
Briggs, Troy Bilt, Honda etc. can all be influenced by bending one of the arms or spring on the governor arm but depending on what model you have depends where the rod is. Our Briggs goes across the front but our Toro goes from the carb linkages to the rear of the cylinder.
Grab any rod and move it to see if you can increase the revs, then bend/re-loop the arm or spring to suit.  :y

Sharp/balanced blades doesn't help, it's the nanny low rpm that causes them to die on you.  :y
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« Reply #17 on: 10 May 2019, 18:56:30 »

Just to clarify, will it actually rev its tits off if you manually influence the throttle linkages. If unsure, just move any linkage to see if it actually will rev up.
Briggs, Troy Bilt, Honda etc. can all be influenced by bending one of the arms or spring on the governor arm but depending on what model you have depends where the rod is. Our Briggs goes across the front but our Toro goes from the carb linkages to the rear of the cylinder.
Grab any rod and move it to see if you can increase the revs, then bend/re-loop the arm or spring to suit.  :y

Sharp/balanced blades doesn't help, it's the nanny low rpm that causes them to die on you.  :y


It won't rev it's tits off regardless of what I pull.
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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #18 on: 10 May 2019, 19:15:37 »

Does your gardener not speak to your mechanic direct ?

assume it's a Briggs and stratton  :-\
what model engine ?


My 8hp ride on mower tractor is Briggs and Stratton and can pull a wheelie in most gears. Have you had a look to see if there is a dead mouse in the airfilter?

I am thinking you need a derv powered mower. Something out of a canal boat. :y

Yes....B and G. Utter crap.

I think a Honda may be a better bet according to the 'information superhighway' :y
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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #19 on: 10 May 2019, 19:20:45 »

Thought you had a gardener anyway :)
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« Reply #20 on: 10 May 2019, 19:38:28 »

What engine, Briggs 625exi or similar ?? with plastic engine cover?? Remove the top cover to gain better access to the linkages. You can run them without the top cover. What happens when you manually influence the linkages, does it bog down and die? If it does you could try cleaning out the carb, they are a piece of piss to clean out once removed.  :y If nothing happens the throttle arm is not working. They are very basic, auto-choke arm, throttle arm and governor. If I was nearer I'd have a look for you, I quite enjoy tinkering with mowers/strimmers etc.  :D  Yeh, sad I know.  ;D
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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #21 on: 10 May 2019, 19:40:50 »

Put the engine out of the Tata into it? That should give it a little more "go" ;D

........and put the mower engine in the Tata. :y

Can't be worse than a derv engine, I suppose. :)
A diesel motor would give you oodles of torque, cut right through a tree trunk.  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: 10 May 2019, 19:43:49 »

You don't get any of this aggro with an electric mower, just plug her in and away we go!  :y
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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #24 on: 10 May 2019, 19:46:15 »

You don't get any of this aggro with an electric mower, just plug her in and away we go!  :y
What would the power drop be with a 500m extension? Lord Opti's grounds are extensive.


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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #25 on: 10 May 2019, 20:09:18 »

You don't get any of this aggro with an electric mower, just plug her in and away we go!  :y
What would the power drop be with a 500m extension? Lord Opti's grounds are extensive.


Unlike his todger

Yep....not enough length. The lead I mean. :)
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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #26 on: 10 May 2019, 20:11:05 »

Aldi special buy this week:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/self-propelled-petrol-lawn-mower/p/097814271231500?utm_source=Aldi&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Header&utm_campaign=NFSBLarge10052019&sap-outbound-id=DD710C0FE9C2A169F26305712F3A8020AC857BD6

That's essentially what he's already got I believe, the one above just being sold as a 'Garden Line' product. Mountfield are the same, with the lower end fitted with Briggs and the higher end fitted with Honda. Hayter use Briggs on most now so the mowers end up looking the same, just with Briggs or Honda engines.
With Opti's vast estate he may be better off with a larger Toro or Honda.
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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #28 on: 10 May 2019, 20:15:52 »

I should learn to read the previous post. :-\
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Re: Qualcast 51cm petrol mower.......utter shite.
« Reply #29 on: 10 May 2019, 20:21:54 »

I should learn to read the previous post. :-\

 ;D :y

Buy the Aldi mower with three years guarantee, swap some bits over until yours is a runner and then take it back and say it's shite.   ;D :y
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