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« on: August 09, 2010, 06:06:41 AM »

Its a push mower. I was cutting some semi tall grass when WHAP half the blade comes out the left side and sticks in the ground. the blade itself didn't break but the bolt that holds it to the shaft did. About half the threads down on the bolt is where it broke. Now I gotta get our cousin to bring his pick up over and take it back up there and see what they say. Maybe they'll just replace the whole mower. One little bolt. If it had just come unscrewed I could just screw it in. but a piece of bolt broke in the shaft is a nono.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 03:59:24 PM »

Ok never buy Cub Cadet or from Tracktor Supply. That is what I've learned. I bought it because I was told all about their no hassle repair / return policy. They said 2 or 3 year no matter what just bring it in and they'd fix it or replace it. 4 months later the blade broke off while Im mowing. Plain old grass. You can see where it did it right in my yard. Took it in. Now 2 weeks later they are saying they wont cover it because I hit something with it and they want $32 for the repair. HAH!. Wife argued with them, I argued with them. They just were not going to cover it. In the end they decided if I bring in my payment slip they will fully refund my money...but only after the wife told them how she was going to put a big thing in the paper about them and their 'service'. What a shitty company..both of them. I buy a lot of stuff there. So now they have lost all future sales over a $32 repair. I can go to Home Depot or PetCo to get all the stuff I used to get there.

You just can't trust anyone these days. Lesson learned..don't buy Cub Cadet or shop at Tracktor Supply. That wont keep the next place from lying either though.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 04:02:06 PM »

Why would I buy anything from a company that can't be bothered to spell tractor correctly?
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 04:05:11 PM »

hehe got used to spelling it in World of Tanks.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 04:07:15 PM »

Quote from: TK-421 on August 24, 2010, 04:02:06 PM

Why would I buy anything from a company that can't be bothered to spell tractor correctly?

like John Deere? icon_wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 04:30:33 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 24, 2010, 04:07:15 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on August 24, 2010, 04:02:06 PM

Why would I buy anything from a company that can't be bothered to spell tractor correctly?

like John Deere? icon_wink

That got me to wondering: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Deere
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 08:01:01 PM »

As of right now it appears my next mower will be from Home Depot and be a Honda mower. They seem to get great reviews.
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 08:24:38 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 24, 2010, 04:07:15 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on August 24, 2010, 04:02:06 PM

Why would I buy anything from a company that can't be bothered to spell tractor correctly?

like John Deere? icon_wink
I guess a 40 of Olde English is out too  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 08:46:44 PM »

So what did you hit?
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 08:49:01 PM »

Quote from: heloder on August 24, 2010, 08:46:44 PM

So what did you hit?

LOL I was thinking the exact same thing. icon_biggrin
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010, 10:44:21 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on August 24, 2010, 08:01:01 PM

As of right now it appears my next mower will be from Home Depot and be a Honda mower. They seem to get great reviews.

Honda mowers, like their cars, will run forever.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2010, 11:00:00 PM »

Quote from: Bulletpig on August 24, 2010, 08:49:01 PM

Quote from: heloder on August 24, 2010, 08:46:44 PM

So what did you hit?

LOL I was thinking the exact same thing. icon_biggrin

Thats what they claimned I did and would not honor their policy. I hit nothing more than hickory nuts in the time I had it. I was very careful with it. Would not even mow the ditch with it. I cleaned it after each use. I was mowing extra tall grass when it broke. The grass was about 18" high and has that steel like grass in it. It had bogged down 2 or 3 times. I was going slow when BAM the blade flew half way out the left side of the mower and stuck in the ground. if it had come out the back i might not have feet now. The bolt had sheared off inside the shaft. I hit nothing. I even offered to let them come down and see where it broke. i was only half done.

And good to hear about those Hondas morlac.
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2010, 11:13:03 PM »

Quote from: morlac on August 24, 2010, 10:44:21 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on August 24, 2010, 08:01:01 PM

As of right now it appears my next mower will be from Home Depot and be a Honda mower. They seem to get great reviews.

Honda mowers, like their cars, will run forever.
Will they stop when you want them too though
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2010, 11:14:29 PM »

If it was a Toyota mower, then yeah, I'd worry about that.
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 12:18:12 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on August 24, 2010, 11:00:00 PM

Quote from: Bulletpig on August 24, 2010, 08:49:01 PM

Quote from: heloder on August 24, 2010, 08:46:44 PM

So what did you hit?

LOL I was thinking the exact same thing. icon_biggrin

Thats what they claimned I did and would not honor their policy. I hit nothing more than hickory nuts in the time I had it. I was very careful with it. Would not even mow the ditch with it. I cleaned it after each use. I was mowing extra tall grass when it broke. The grass was about 18" high and has that steel like grass in it. It had bogged down 2 or 3 times. I was going slow when BAM the blade flew half way out the left side of the mower and stuck in the ground. if it had come out the back i might not have feet now. The bolt had sheared off inside the shaft. I hit nothing. I even offered to let them come down and see where it broke. i was only half done.

Wait, 18" high?  That isn't mowing, that is brush-hogging which push mowers are not built to do.  You were using the mower in an improper fashion, not surprised it broke.
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2010, 12:26:30 AM »

Lol not when uI weedeated it first. but its still just grass...the bastards.
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2010, 12:32:46 AM »

Quote from: TK-421 on August 24, 2010, 11:14:29 PM

If it was a Toyota mower, then yeah, I'd worry about that.

Honda, Toyata, they all look the same  icon_lol
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2010, 12:56:02 AM »

Quote from: TK-421 on August 24, 2010, 11:14:29 PM

If it was a Toyota mower, then yeah, I'd worry about that.

Not to derail the thread, but the DOT seems to have found that in all but two cases the "unintended acceleration" was in fact nothing but user error.
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2010, 02:17:53 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on August 25, 2010, 12:26:30 AM

Lol not when uI weedeated it first. but its still just grass...the bastards.

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Your post before this one said it was 18" high when you cut it.  Good lord, man.
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2010, 02:29:34 AM »

Before I weed eated it was over my knees.
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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2010, 02:39:04 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 25, 2010, 12:56:02 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on August 24, 2010, 11:14:29 PM

If it was a Toyota mower, then yeah, I'd worry about that.

Not to derail the thread, but the DOT seems to have found that in all but two cases the "unintended acceleration" was in fact nothing but user error.

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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2010, 02:43:32 AM »

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Quote from: Daehawk on August 25, 2010, 12:26:30 AM

Lol not when uI weedeated it first. but its still just grass...the bastards.

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Your post before this one said it was 18" high when you cut it.  Good lord, man.

what do you expect?  you need to check logic, grammar and spellchecking at the door for this one  icon_twisted
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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2010, 04:36:11 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 25, 2010, 12:56:02 AM

Not to derail the thread, but the DOT seems to have found that in all but two cases the "unintended acceleration" was in fact nothing but user error.
Except for those instances where people died due to the floor mats and all.
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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2010, 01:11:31 PM »

I missed the 18 inches.  HOLY COW. Even trimmed with a weed-eater, the clippings plus the actual grass will be a ton of mass.  Not sure it should have broken the bolt, but if the blade is attempting to spin and it's meeting THAT much resistance, a break is possible I guess. That's outrageous.
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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2010, 01:49:18 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 25, 2010, 01:11:31 PM

I missed the 18 inches.  HOLY COW. Even trimmed with a weed-eater, the clippings plus the actual grass will be a ton of mass.  Not sure it should have broken the bolt, but if the blade is attempting to spin and it's meeting THAT much resistance, a break is possible I guess. That's outrageous.

this.  Maybe you shouldn't wait til it's that high to mow again?   icon_wink
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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2010, 02:17:14 PM »

Without knowing or seeing the mower, my guess is that at some point in the past, you did hit something that damaged the bolt.  That day, when you were trying to cut through 18" of grass or whatever, the amount stress that put on the blade and said bolt finally caused it to fail.

If you still had the mower you could examine the blade, which is what I am guessing the store did.  I am horrible about running over stuff and will easily destroy the blade from hitting tree roots, etc.

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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2010, 02:18:37 PM »

I've got a basic craftsman mower from sears that mows 18" of grass just fine. Gotta go really slow or else it'll stop, and usually have to go over it again to cut it very well, but I've done it a couple times over the past 2 years I've had it and it's been just fine.
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2010, 07:43:24 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on August 24, 2010, 08:01:01 PM

As of right now it appears my next mower will be from Home Depot and be a Honda mower. They seem to get great reviews.

They also start at $399.  For that kind of cash, and considering how often you apparently mow the grass, just get a lawn service to cut it every 3 months for you.
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2010, 07:49:42 PM »

Maybe you could just mow it with a shotgun.

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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2010, 08:32:19 PM »

Quote from: Eightball on August 25, 2010, 07:43:24 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on August 24, 2010, 08:01:01 PM

As of right now it appears my next mower will be from Home Depot and be a Honda mower. They seem to get great reviews.

They also start at $399.  For that kind of cash, and considering how often you apparently mow the grass, just get a lawn service to cut it every 3 months for you.

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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2010, 08:56:50 PM »

Considered it. Self propelled ones are just expensive but have to have that one.
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« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2010, 09:05:30 PM »

Quote from: Alefroth on August 25, 2010, 07:49:42 PM

Maybe you could just mow it with a shotgun.

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« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2010, 10:00:55 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 25, 2010, 09:05:30 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on August 25, 2010, 07:49:42 PM

Maybe you could just mow it with a shotgun.

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« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2010, 10:28:54 PM »

I bet he found a hobo living in the tall grass.
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