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    my m'master has been a bit iffy lately, l installed new clutch over-run kits, a new gearbox and belt.....like a new machine again!! pops wheelies and super quick




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    Default Re: mulchmaster renewal

    Is the operator super quick keeping up with it ?
    I'll have mine on the road soon once the supplier is able to supply the correct parts i need,they also say delivery times are slower since Briggs & Stratton took over Victa

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    Default Re: mulchmaster renewal

    ordered the gearbox on wed, arrived friday... I'm 3 hrs out of sydney




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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    ordered the gearbox on wed, arrived friday... I'm 3 hrs out of sydney
    i noticed when i bought my mulchamster it came up in my account, briggs n stratton...
    did u also know that ferris is brought in by victa

    where did u order it from? and how much.?

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    my local shop but you can get 'em online cheaper
    https://www.outdoorking.com/lawn-mow...b0c42bf1174a91

    https://www.allmowerspares.com.au/ge...-ch86814a.html I see allmowers will take off $21 if you collect in-store




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    How many hours did you get out of the old gearbox Redeye?

    Mine is occasionally not driving when I pull the handle first job job the day. I move the gear speed lever up & down and away it goes. I'll have to have a look at it this weekend, after I get my Rover 560 back together again.

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    unfortunately, they're not made to be pulled down & repaired, they're fairly simple inside but are sealed with a liquid sealant so there is no gasket as such. l guess you could thoroughly wash everything, add fresh oil and re-seal with silicone but not sure how well it would work.....if you're like me you'll do it anyway but l couldn't figure out what the problem was. l've got 2 old ones here so if you need a part let me know




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    I don't think there would be much wrong with mine Paul... apart from lack of maintenance. It's done relatively little work.
    I've never had the cover off the gearbox area. Tried one time, but it felt like one of the bolts was going to snap so I've just been blowing debris out of any holes I can find.
    Prob just need some lube.

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    If they are like the 560's it's worth checking under cover cause grass build-up especially when it gets wet causes no end of dramas...

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    I pulled the covers off mine this morning (the bolt did break) and the gearbox area was chockers with debris. Works good now. Also cleaned up & lubed the pinion/spring clutch at the wheels and it free-wheels a lot more freely now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    my m'master has been a bit iffy lately, l installed new clutch over-run kits, a new gearbox and belt.....like a new machine again!! pops wheelies and super quick
    I picked up another old 550 sp same model as my other one, but needs new clutch over run gears/springs. Sounds stupid but which is left hand/right hand side on the mower?

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    It's normally L & R when you are in the operating position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valley Lawnmowing View Post
    I picked up another old 550 sp same model as my other one, but needs new clutch over run gears/springs. Sounds stupid but which is left hand/right hand side on the mower?
    I wish I'd taken notice of this when I assembled the new ones - after putting the new bits on, the mower refused to budge which led to lots of swearing, belt checking, scrutinising, more swearing before I clicked...swapped over the gears and away we went




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    Cheers Ed & Redeye I'll give it a go, Heaps of swearing for sure.

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    I broke the drive cable on my Mulchmaster on the weekend. Ordered a new one today... $73. Ouch.

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