New mower 2.5 acres

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That calculator says I can mow my 5 ac in 1hr 6min with an 80 in cut but in reality it takes me just over 3 hrs. If my lawn was a golf course with no obstructions and perfectly flat, maybe. I think they just calculate linear feet at your cut width with no overlap and going a constant speed. Not real world for most peoples lawns.
“Accounts for some overlap and assumes a flat lawn with no obstacles”

It says it should take me 55 minutes assuming I average 5mph (yard isn’t very smooth and some jagoff *me* put big ruts doing donuts in the backyard), in reality it’s 1.25-1.5 hours.
 

tiger862

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I hope this ordeal is over with. After 400 in it I had to replace the governor rod and spring to get rid of surging. Ordered from John Deere and I had to order spring and rod separate anyway the spring is on rod. I went to put spring on rod and I noticed it was dragging as rod seemed larger in diameter so I installed spring separate from rod. No more surging and idle is perfect. Worked it hard today pulling wagon full of lumber from handicap ramp I am replacing so I need it right. Now I have a new head, cam, muffler, governor linkage and lifters so I should be good for another 200 hours on engine anyway. According to John Deere they won't put any money in the Briggs motor just replace engine. New engine is 800.
 
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There has been much discussion on BITOG about what oil to use with flat tappet cams. Myself uses diesel oil mostly Shell 5/40 t6 which has zinc. If the engine wasn`t thoroughly cleaned after cam destruction there may be future problems.
 
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