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Tyler Offline OP
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Due to the time of year, paired with plenty of home safety improvements following my grandmothers fairly bad fall, I haven't had much time for mowers recently.

Went down to the tip a couple weeks ago before this happened. Of the 3 mowers there (lawn beetle, lawn marshall and this) this one piqued my interest.

Have been looking for a Masport with the chipper chute for a good while and had no luck. Was pleasantly surprised it still had the chipper chute 'pusher rod'

It was full to the top of the high arch with decomposing flame tree leaves.

Several other guys had looked at it disapprovingly (especially of the botched handle bar). I walk up, check the oil (black but full), full tank of fuel, and a damn bar blade underneath.

I figured if I could get signs of life, I would buy it. Primed 5 times and it went like it was running 5 minutes ago. Was shocked to find that the tip had put mowers up to $20 a piece though.

Washed and scrubbed and cleaned and stripped the tacky peeling 4in1 genius stickers and all the dirty adhesive. Ran 5 minutes then dropped the old oil.

Then stripped it down, pulled the cowling off, degreased everything, sanded rust of coil and flywheel, dropped carby bowl and cleaned main jet, new fuel line with stop off tap.

I found the reason it was doomed to the tip - no fuel flow when the fuel cap was on tight.

Sorted that then removed the bar blade and threw it in the bin and put on a nice new quadcut & strengthener disc I had been saving.

Cleaned the plug, new filter and prefilter.

Fired up spot on and ran for 15 minutes whilst adjusting rpm and checking everything.

Only thing I can fault is there is so much reciprocating mass (quad cut + chipper bar + big blade boss) that it mildly floods itself on the long spin down. Put the rpm down to 3050rpm top end so the idle is lower and quite good now

Now all I need to do is fit the spare lower handle I have. Was a good relaxing way to spend an afternoon after weeks of brick paving, and digging in 125m of reticulation piping

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Nice one Tyler, hope Grandma is on mend.

I fixed a mulcher plug mower the other day and noticed it had a disk base plate with a blade on the upper side of the disk. Maybe this was for the mulcher system
speedy


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Tyler Offline OP
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Hi speedy

Thanks, she is going better - her face is now normal again, though still trying to get the slices out of the forearm to heal up. Was quite lucky considering how she fell.

I now have the garden fully reticulated automatically and more ramps/handles in place near doors and better flat brick paving.


We had 89kph winds a few nights ago which snapped off shade sails and broke poles out of ground. So that's the next job


With regards to masport, the only time I have seen the extra blade is for chipper chute, but maybe it helps mulching

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Yes a blade is needed for the mulching.....
Might work.....
I don't like those mulchers....
cheers
speedy


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Hi folks,
There was one of these at my local tip shop, last week. Missing the chipper chute pusher, though. $10 with no catcher, Quantum XTS60 motor though...


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Hi Gadge,
They had some good stuff when I went there and they have realistic prices, not like in Melb where they think anything is gold


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