Why is my lawn aerator engine cutting out?

I have a Honda GX120 4hp locomotive on my lawn aerator that I use. I can get the engine running, but for some reason, whenever I deploy the tines and pull the trigger to make the machine go, it cuts out after four or five seconds. This is on a neck surface. I changed the oil for the first time the day before and I wonder if maybe it is related to it cutting out. There is full gasoline as well. Any thoughts would be accommodating!


Mechanism is trying to run too lean, ( it is not getting enough gas). Could be contamination/water in the carb bowl. cut apart the fastener on the bottom of the bowl and remove it. Watch for water/dirt when lowering the bowl.

If the unit has been sitting for some at all times- goo can accumulate in the small carb or-fices especially if you use ethanol gas.


Evidently the load of turning the aerator is too much for the engine
to handle under normal load. Problem the motor is not developing
enough horsepower to whack the tines because of the bleed off of
compression in the cylinders, Your rings might be bad or the oil
pump is not pumping enough oil to seal cylinder surfaces
airtight so compression is leaking out through the valves or
the oil crankcase.


Appliance is trying to run too lean, ( it is not getting enough gas). Could be contamination/water in the carb bowl. unbuckle the fastener on the bottom of the bowl and remove it. Watch for water/dirt when lowering the bowl.

If the unit has been sitting for some values bright and early- goo can accumulate in the small carb or-fices especially if you use ethanol gas.

Growing Sunflowers: From History to Cultivation

) Is native to North America, and was first domesticated by Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico around 3000 bc. They cultivated the sunflower for its seeds, which they pounded into meal for cakes, mush, and bread; the oil from the seeds was rubbed onto their skin and hair. Spanish explorers first encountered these strikingly beautiful plants early in the sixteenth century on their forays northward into what was to become the American Southwest. By 1550, sunflowers had been brought back to Spain and Mediterranean Europe for use as an ornamental flower, and the culture then spread eastward to Egypt, India, and Russia. In 1716, the English patented a process for squeezing oil from sunflower seeds. The Russians, however, deserve credit for turning sunflowers into a food crop.

Russian Influence

Olive oil was the natural choice for cooking in Southern Europe because the olive tree was so well suited to the warm, arid climate of the Mediterranean basin. But Russia was not blessed with the same climate, which meant that it had to import oil from the south. When Russians discovered that copious amounts of oil could be pressed from sunflower seeds, the crop took the country by storm. By the eighteenth century, sunflowers were being extensively cultivated in Russia as an oilseed crop. Peter the Great was a great champion of sunflowers, and the Russian Orthodox Church forbade the consumption of all oils except sunflower during Lent. There is historic evidence of commercial oil production in Russia as early as 1769. Russian farmers and plant breeders should be given credit for selecting and improving sunflowers and turning them into a field crop. Yields and standability increased at the same time as a sunflower oil industry developed. By the nineteenth century, Russia had become a major exporter of sunflower oil to Europe; two million acres of sunflowers were being grown there at the time. Some of the sunflower varieties that we grow in our gardens today, like Mammoth Russian and Black Giant, were actually developed centuries ago north of the Black Sea in Russia. These varieties were rather noteworthy at the time because of their almost two-foot-diameter seed heads.

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Sports Fields, Design, Construction, and Maintenance
516 pages
Sports Fields, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

8.3e Water-Injection Aeration Another device that provides many of the benefits of solid-tine aeration with virtually no surface disruption is the high-pressure, water-injection aerator. This equipment uses self-contained pumps that generate  ...
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The completely updated edition of the definitive sports field bookRecognizing that new developments in the design, construction, and maintenance of sports fields have literally changed the playing field, Sports Fields, Second Edition is now fully updated and revised to continue its legacy as a leading authority on sports field management. Highly illustrated, with step-by-step examination of essential topics such as turfgrass and soil science, sand fields, turf paints, field quality evaluation, and weather preparedness, this in-depth guide chalks out the ultimate game plan to integrate these elements into a winning project. Sports Fields, Second Edition includes: New coverage of environmental stewardship and resource conservation, natural and organic field maintenance, and artificial turf care and maintenance Discussion of the following field types: baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, and track and field Updated information on grasses, pesticides, fertilizers,...

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2) a sweeper brush; 3) an aerator or dethatcher weight tray, or similar component designed to allow weights of any sort to ... or other component designed for distributing media in a lawn spreader; 6) dethatcher tines; 7) aerator spikes, plugs, ...

The Brooklandwood racecourse turf

 Well the really is we set aside and induct over $35,000 annually in grass improvements because thriving, astir bailiwick and the tutor underneath the the old heave-ho (otherwise known as growing) deliver the goods a succeed for safer racing for both athletes - the horses and the jockeys. First, TruGreen  is a upright companion and much of the attribute of our salutary, vigorous, weed unlock home ground goes to the rod at TruGreen in Charlotte. When the unexpectedly pay for brave breaks, it's not extraordinary that we're out there harsh the racecourse in till February or at cock crow Cortege biting off the damaged leaf tips which tells the squeak it's yet to approach out of hibernation. Many say our home ground (racetrack eject specimen lanky fescue) is control superiors than most people's backyards. You've heard it before but keeping your blades cunning and acid the give away with routine with a squeaky tip tear grooming mower makes all the unlikeness in the men and allowing thatch to slowly increase up keeping the sully and roots cold-blooded and dampish. In the best of circumstances, you never hunger for to cut more than 1" off the top which keeps the squealer from clumping which can assassinate snitch. TruGreen's GM Rick Balser and their boot out governor Josh Jackson are dedicated to making Brooklandwood one of the conquer and safest racecourse on the girth. Every broach either during the chute day or tartly thereafter, I'm asked about our greensward and how we get it so thick and palatial, verdant and weed independent....

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Aerator Tines - News


Commonwealth Games - Glasgow 2014 ready to roll...
The biggest machine we've had out on the greens was a Wiedenmann Terra Spike Gxi8 HD deep tine aerator, which we started using in 2012 up until about six months ago. The new technology, balanced crankshaft, precise tine control and perfect weight 

DALY: Bermudagrass one of the best turfgrasses for our area
Another method is using a hollow tine aerator, which reduces thatch and soil compaction. Bermudagrass is an excellent choice for lawn grass. It attractive appearance, hardiness, and relative ease of maintenance make it one of the most popular grown 

Kit for pitches
The Grass Group is marketing aeration tines made by Ceres Turf Inc. The tines are produced by the Phoenix treatment process - a thermo-chemical metal treatment, rather than adding a coating - to give them the ability to pull up to 30 per cent more