May 26, 2007
For those of you that don't know, I purchased a SCAG Wildcat 61 inch mower last fall for my lawn care business. This machine is AWESOME! It is amazing the amount of grass it can cut and not bog down doing it. We had our first challenge with it this weekend. A fuse blew out on it and the guy from the place I bought it actually drove out to me to fix it. When we discovered it was the fuse, we simply replaced it and continued mowing. Well, today, it blew 2 more fuses. We decided to shut down the mowing and just load it on the trailer to figure out the problem. Easy right? Wrong. Fuse blown, won't start. So...I employ my problem solving skills and run a jumper wire, get it started and drive it towards the trailer. It shuts down after 10 seconds. Another jumper wire...same outcome. For crying out loud!...I just want to load the mower! So, I pull out my mini Swiss Army Knife...the one with the little bitty scissors on it, and open the scissors and plug them into the fuse receptacle. This time I make it to the top of the ramp before I notice a bright light by my side. My knife is ON FIRE!!!! I shut it down, knocked the knife off the fuse receptacle and emergency over. Would you believe it actually burned the metal in half? The boys and I wound up having to pull/push the mower onto the trailer.
I think I waited to long to wash all the dirt off the mower...if that's all it is, I'll feel really stupid.
Posted by james at May 26, 2007 09:58 PM
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