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Category : Tech Tip

Quick Case Drain Test

If you are getting a bad cut on one of you mowers, the most common problem is a faulty reel or deck motor.

A quick test is to locate the reel giving the bad cut

Lower all reels to mow position

Block reel with wood to prevent it from turning, causing it to go into relief mode (fig  1)

Have someone in the seat

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Tight Enough?

Tight Enough?
Working on vehicles as we do, we have to loosen and tighten nuts, screws, bolts and the like as we’re setting up and servicing the vehicles. Some of us have a tendency to “put our all” into it as we tighten up those bolts.
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Tire Wear and Wheel Alignment

 Over the past few months I have visited several golf courses and resorts that have cars showing excessive tire wear on the front tires. This month I have included instructions on how to do a tire alignment on the RXV. Checking the alignment on a regular basis will conserve your tires

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Proper Battery Cleaning Technique

To prevent battery damage, be sure that all battery caps are tightly installed.

The correct cleaning technique is to spray the top and sides of the batteries with a solution of baking soda and water.  This solution is best applied with a garden-type sprayer equipped with a non-metallic spray wand.  The solution should consist of 1/4 cup (60 ml) of baking soda mixed with 1 1/2 gallons (6 liters) of clear water.  In addition to the batteries special attention should be paid to metallic components adjacent to the batteries, these should also be sprayed with the baking soda solution.

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Aggressive Stop Test

Keep your customers and employees safe by performing the Aggressive Brake Test on all cars with self-adjusting brakes. DO NOT USE THIS TEST ON THE RXV ELECTRIC.

Aggressive Stop Test

The brake adjuster mechanism must expand and release fully to function. Under light usage (courses without large hills) this may not occur, even though the vehicle stops acceptably. The adjuster functions most consistently with aggressive braking.

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