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I Can't Kill It!

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!


    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    How is it the king of impulse purchases has a walk-behind?
    There's a few places in the back yard that the rider doesn't fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenstein View Post
    There's a few places in the back yard that the rider doesn't fit.
    : Attaboy!

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Watch ya kaboose. A lawn mower ain't the only thing he likes walkin behind

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    This may be the single greatest post in the history of the website.

    So, about that fuel line leak....

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Cherrish that old tank. I don't think they make 'em like they used to. The old Craftsmans can take a beating, as you seem to know. You wanna drop a grand+ on something shiny, but you have to cross your fingers when you pull the cord or turn the key?

    I inherited the silver Craftsman push mower I grew up with. I cleaned the carb for the first time in at least 4 years, the gas had gelled in the bowl. But it was otherwise spotless. Runs on old gas just fine, starts first pull. Occasionally sputters to life on a second at the beginning of the season. The wheels are literally starting to fall off (too much slop in the joints), but the engine keeps going. Let your lawn turn in to a hay field? It'll mow it.

    I grew up with old Craftsman ride-ons, also tanks. The newer models do not seem to have the same build quality. But the ~10 year old one my parents have now still outlasted our neighbor's J Deere bought about the same time.

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Yeah, it's still alive & well. No, seriously. The same fuckin' thing. Although I actually broke down and *GASP* sharpened the blade last year. Furthermore, and this is a true story - I checked the oil. Yup, I'm kicking fate square in the hoot. After 15-16 years of not so much as checking the oil, I find it fully within accepted range and looking pretty damned good. I may even pull out all the stops this year and tap the dust & grime off the air filter cleaner...

    FIRST. FUCKIN'. PULL...AGAIN!
    You change the oil and clean the filter now, it's gonna explode and huck that newly sharpened blade out the side so fast you'll end up 2" shorter.

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    About that fuel line leak.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    You change the oil and clean the filter now, it's gonna explode and huck that newly sharpened blade out the side so fast you'll end up 2" shorter.
    I never said CHANGE nor CLEAN. I CHECKED the oil and MAY scrape some gunk off the air filter. I can't afford 2" (that's what she said)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    About that fuel line leak.....
    Nah...I've been saying since the start of this thread that it must die a natural death. I owe it to it...

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Mow some stumps. Let her go out doing what she loves....

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    my dad is still using the same mower I pushed as a kid

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    This thread kind of reminds me of my TV. It's a shitty Insignia brand I bought the thing back in '03 or '04. Last year when we were moving I dropped the thing screen side down out of the tailgate of my Jeep. "Yes! Finally I have an excuse to get rid of this thing and upgrade to a new, modern TV!" Brought the thing inside and plugged it in.....Nope still works fine. Not even a single pixel damaged. So now my living room TV looks like some drug sandpaper across the sides, but it works just fine.

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    I came to this thread hoping to relate a story about my wife....

    Left disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwm2k3 View Post
    Left disappointed.
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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Well written! Pics of the craftsman mower please! I didn't know craftsman made a mower.

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Time will tell. I haven't started that bitch up yet, but I DID take it out of storage. Whaddyawanna bet? 2nd pull?

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Im calling 3rd pull

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    Confession time: I actually CLEANED & oiled the air filter at the end of last season. The ORIGINAL air filter at that. Even used K&N cleaning shit & oil. I'm still saying 2nd pull. I don't think it's ever needed 3 tugs to fire up. Fuckin' thing...

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    I had a Craftsman 12hp riding mower that I ran 365 days a year for 15 years by putting a snowplow, chains and wheel weights on it in the winter.

    I kept hoping it would fail until I finally gave up trying to kill it and sold it to buy a John Deere.

    They just had to rebuild the engine on the John Deere last summer due to a busted piston.

    I'll bet that Craftsman is still running.

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    ZERO TURN

    Better faster more fun

    clipping control
    go different paths even the lawn
    2 wheel drive more power

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stromper View Post
    ZERO TURN

    Better faster more fun

    clipping control
    go different paths even the lawn
    2 wheel drive more power
    Not sure I'm following ya...

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Because you cleaned and oiled the filter, I say 4 pulls.

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Not sure I'm following ya...
    Makes perfect sense to me.

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Well...she's still alive & kicking - been mowing all along with it this year. The throttle cable is so stretched now that I actually gotta wiggle it where it connects to the throttle linkage to get it within the RPM operating range. Yeah, whoopdie do. The saga continues...

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    Lemme help you out by speaking to soon: You're gonna catch the cancer and die before that thing does.

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    Re: I Can't Kill It!

    I get the joke, but that ish ain't funny. Not one bit.

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