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    Question Anyone know about ride on mowers?

    Our ride on mower has suddenly decided not to move. The engine runs well and it can cut grass, but it doesn't go forwards or backwards. Worked fine last year, started well this. Drove to the far end of the garden and stopped moving. Man is currently underneath, preparing to disassemble the gear box. Any ideas? It's a very simple gearbox with no external clutch, not the complex hydrostatic one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Our ride on mower has suddenly decided not to move. The engine runs well and it can cut grass, but it doesn't go forwards or backwards. Worked fine last year, started well this. Drove to the far end of the garden and stopped moving. Man is currently underneath, preparing to disassemble the gear box. Any ideas? It's a very simple gearbox with no external clutch, not the complex hydrostatic one.
    I can tell you that the Leyland Steam Powered Company produced a lawnmower which weighed one and a half tons.
    It did not catch on so they turned their attention to the new fangled internal combustion engine and became British Leyland.
    Probably not a lot of use to you though.

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    I claim my prize - you are Finless!
    She said you know honey it's such a shame You'll never be any good at this game You bruise too easily

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    Insufficient data to compute.

    Many types of mower and gearbox. Many failure modes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    That's Noggin porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Our ride on mower has suddenly decided not to move. The engine runs well and it can cut grass, but it doesn't go forwards or backwards. Worked fine last year, started well this. Drove to the far end of the garden and stopped moving. Man is currently underneath, preparing to disassemble the gear box. Any ideas? It's a very simple gearbox with no external clutch, not the complex hydrostatic one.
    A lot of the simple ones use belts to transfer round and round business. The best hope is a belt has gone. You can tell I know more about ventilators.
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    Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    I can tell you that the Leyland Steam Powered Company produced a lawnmower which weighed one and a half tons.
    It did not catch on so they turned their attention to the new fangled internal combustion engine and became British Leyland.
    Probably not a lot of use to you though.

    Ask Noggin.
    Oh mate, you have got me excited now. Steam powered lawnmower. Ho ho. That's the billy bollocks for sure. I want one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisch View Post
    Oh mate, you have got me excited now. Steam powered lawnmower. Ho ho. That's the billy bollocks for sure. I want one.

    There you go Dawn. Have you checked all those chains and sprockets on the side?
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