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PostSubject: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSun Jan 27, 2013 10:38 pm

Could some of u show met rough videos or pictures somehow to put a pull start on my tractor, it's an lt1000 12hp briggs
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSun Jan 27, 2013 10:46 pm

do something like this, its not a recoil pull start but you get a piece of rope and put a knot at one end then rap it up and pull the engine over. you can probably find it on an older small engine and attach it to the flywheel somehow.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSun Jan 27, 2013 11:17 pm

I hope you are a big dude.

Pulling a big hp engine over ain't always easy.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 7:01 am

Thanks for the pics, helped a lot! And it's a lip 12hp briggs shouldn't b too bad trying to start it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 9:29 am

i pull start my 18 hp twin all the time.
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its has lots off compression. i broke a couple ropes pullstarting it
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 11:54 am

when you think of it, they have 800cc snowmobile motors you pull start, but they are 2 strokes so your not opening the valves, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 6:42 pm

The 11HP briggs on my agway has a recoil pull start - the 11HP on my junked snapper RER also had one - i dont see why it couldnt be adapted to a 12HP when its virtually the same motor.

The agway pulls a lil tough, but easier then hooking a battery up.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 6:50 pm

How could I put a pulley on there?
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeMon Jan 28, 2013 10:47 pm

@13mudman13 wrote:
How could I put a pulley on there?
What do you mean by a pulley lke the pctures i posted? im pretty sure you can buy them or i just thought of this(it would be more of a back-up idea). i think someone posted it but i didn't understand it right away, like the same idea of the pictures i posted but use the mower deck drive pulley to rap the pull cord up on.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 10:37 am

@W1ldyOvvnZ wrote:
@13mudman13 wrote:
How could I put a pulley on there?
What do you mean by a pulley lke the pctures i posted? im pretty sure you can buy them or i just thought of this(it would be more of a back-up idea). i think someone posted it but i didn't understand it right away, like the same idea of the pictures i posted but use the mower deck drive pulley to rap the pull cord up on.
If you are really adventureous you can weld to it but thats last resort. what happened to electric start?
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 8:41 pm

The starter stopped working and I don't have money to buy another starter
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 9:06 pm

Was it the solenoid or the starter?
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 10:29 pm

for me why i like pull start is because i jump start all my lawn tractors(they all have dead batteries) and when they run out of gas or stall out from being on to much of an angle i cant start them again. i could get batteries or a booster pack, but it would cost about $500 for new batteries, or $100 for the booster pack(which i should get but i dont want to buy it until i get my Toro done)
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeTue Jan 29, 2013 11:10 pm

If you must go with the manual elbow. Use a larger diameter pulley. A larger pulley means an easier pull, but you need a longer reach.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 6:51 am

Yeah batteries arent cheep - im planning on getting a couple large CCA batteries here soon, tired of my old ones needing to be boosted all the time. Suppose i cant really complain tho.

Doesnt make sense to buy batteries for all my tractors when i can only drive em one at a time.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 4:15 pm

Ive seen people wrap clothesline string around their flywheel blower fins and so it that way. Youll have to remove your blower housing to do it though, and it might damage the fins if they are plastic and not die cast.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 5:31 pm

I would be careful starting it from the fins, although most flywheel fins are cast iron, they are weak.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 5:44 pm

@CornishMorgan wrote:
I would be careful starting it from the fins, although most flywheel fins are cast iron, they are weak.

Pull starting off from it shouldnt damage it though, unless youre pulling it with a truck.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 8:05 pm

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I would be careful starting it from the fins, although most flywheel fins are cast iron, they are weak.

Pull starting off from it shouldnt damage it though, unless youre pulling it with a truck.

Even a slight bend throws the balance off.

best to use the proper hub bolted to the flywheel.

Or just spring for the starter
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 8:44 pm

Hey chopperhead it's the starter
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 8:56 pm

@13mudman13 wrote:
Hey chopperhead it's the starter

Might just need new brushes.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2013 9:27 pm

@13mudman13 wrote:
Hey chopperhed it's the starter

So how much is a starter worth down there.?

I've been known to buy a tractor for a starter and a few parts. I've always done well doing it.

I didn't pay much, but hey, it was parts and i got money out of it on the back end.
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2013 12:36 am

Starters are about 50 bucks down here. It's the end cap what wrong with it
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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2013 12:56 am

Look around on eBay, you might be able to find something cheap or a replacement part.

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PostSubject: Re: Home made pull start help!   Home made pull start help! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2013 7:53 am

I got the cap for mine from a Briggs Dealership for £23, a bit pricey but ebay wanted £20 plus £5 shipping so I just got mine from Briggs
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