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.

Golf club benefits from first new machines in 10 years, thanks to Toro lease ...

As part of a five-year partnership, a Toro Greensmaster TriFlex 3400-D, Reelmaster 3100-D and ProCore 648 aerator were delivered between February and March to the club, which sits just five miles from central Bristol.

For the new Toro customer, the £70,000 investment marks the first new machines Shirehampton Park has brought on board for over 10 years; a move made possible by opting for a lease agreement.

Club secretary Karen Rix says: "We are a small club with resources to match. We have a greens team of five, headed by Simon Kew. Traditionally we have bought in equipment as and when it is needed, sourcing it either used or as an ex-demonstrator to save money. But this year we took a different approach and have leased three new Toro machines."

With a membership of 350, the club competes with 10 other courses within the locality. While this means the club has some strong competition to retain its members, it's also kept those responsible for managing the club on their toes.

"We took delivery of our new Toro TriFlex ride-on greens mower in March," says deputy head greenkeeper Jamie Greenslade. "Fitted with both turf and roller brushes, the mower does a really lovely job. We used to hand mow for tournaments, but now I can see us using our pedestrian mowers only when it is very wet or in winter. The TriFlex leaves a good consistent finish and really has made a positive impact to the greens. The consistency is easily good enough for a tournament finish."

Like the new TriFlex mower, the new ProCore 648 aerator has had a noticeably positive impact and has seen extensive employment since its arrival.

"We have a really keen and supportive membership," says Jamie. "They have noticed an improvement in the greens already. We can now solid tine all 18 greens in a day, with the work having little or no impact on play. In fact players do not really notice we have been round with the machine. Our aim is to improve root depth as this will help prevent dry patches in summer. We do have greens irrigation but the soil here is very free draining and all bar one green are traditionally constructed. Our aim is to improve growing conditions through regular aeration."

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Sports Fields, Design, Construction, and Maintenance
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Sports Fields, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Figure 8.1 This core (or ''hollow-tine'') aerator is designed to remove deep cores, 10 to 12 inches below the surface. This type of equipment both fights compaction and improves drainage on many fields. but each turf manager must match the ...
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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 maintenanceDiscussion of the following field types: baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, and track and fieldUpdated information on grasses, pesticides, fertilizers,...

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The aerating component is made up of a set of knives fixed to a plate (known as a ''plug aerator''), a series of discs with ... Dethatchers consist of a frame, as well as a series of tines designed to remove material (e.g., dead grass or leaves) or ...

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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Six steps to a championship caliber lawn
Six steps to a championship caliber lawn A core aerator, with hollow tines, will pull small plugs of soil out of the ground, allowing increased movement of water, nutrients and oxygen. Aeration can also increase the soil contact with new seeds and promote new growth. You can rent an aerator

Flooded garden or yard? 10 tips
Flooded garden or yard? 10 tips Plants that have been in saturated soils for several weeks will benefit from aerating the root zone. A garden fork may be used for this task. Drive the tines straight down into the soil about 8 inches and pull straight out in numerous places around the

Golf club benefits from first new machines in 10 years, thanks to Toro lease ...
Golf club benefits from first new machines in 10 years, thanks to Toro lease ... As part of a five-year partnership, a Toro Greensmaster TriFlex 3400-D, Reelmaster 3100-D and ProCore 648 aerator were delivered between February and March to the club, which sits just five miles from central Bristol. For the new Toro customer, the £70