Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


xpd



Budget Gamer
10608 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

#192335 7-Mar-2016 10:30
Send private message

Have a petrol mower (cant remember brandbut do remember the motor is a good one) that is approx 10 years old, has only had one service in its life (as well as the usual gas/oil top up).......  now the body has rusted away on it. Is it worth me getting a "new" body for it, or just get a new mower ?

 

Would prob get electric, as thats what ive been using since the body rusted - why dont I just keep the one thats going ? Its useless on slopes, its similar to a flymo, so no wheels to hold it in place on slopes, Ill end up chopping my foot off with it ;)

 

TIA





XPD^ / DemiseNZ

 

Blog         Free Games        Twitter

 

My TradeMe Goodies

 

Disclaimer - It wasn't me, the dog ate my keyboard, my account was hacked, I was drunk, ALIENS.


Create new topic
2795 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1507327 7-Mar-2016 10:36
Send private message

I've purchased secondhand lawnmowers that have obviously been put together from bits.  If you can find an old alloy body to put that fine donkey on you should have a winner.  As you have found, the steel bodies just don't last.

 

Your local dump may be accommodating if you ask nicely (based on my experience repairing our rusted clothesline using pipe from the dump's metal scrap area - and wear decent footwear or you'll be turned away).





"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

ajw

1619 posts

Uber Geek


  #1507392 7-Mar-2016 12:05
Send private message

Have you tried asking your local mower repair company. Perhaps they can find you another mower or just a second hand alloy body.


 
 
 
 


727 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1507473 7-Mar-2016 14:10
Send private message

I went through this exercise recently. Steel bodied lawnmower gave out. Spent forever trying to find a second hand replacement body but had no luck. It seemed at the time that when the engines give out everybody is too quick to cash in the body for scrap.


xpd



Budget Gamer
10608 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1507482 7-Mar-2016 14:27
Send private message

ajw:

 

Have you tried asking your local mower repair company. Perhaps they can find you another mower or just a second hand alloy body.

 

 

Yeah thats on my list of who to catch up with this weekend, they have a bunch of 2nd hand ones sitting outside their shop, but I havent had time to stop and take a look :)

 

 





XPD^ / DemiseNZ

 

Blog         Free Games        Twitter

 

My TradeMe Goodies

 

Disclaimer - It wasn't me, the dog ate my keyboard, my account was hacked, I was drunk, ALIENS.


2149 posts

Uber Geek


  #1507489 7-Mar-2016 14:53
Send private message

Just make sure the motor actually fits , bolt holes the same & shaft the same length

 

Dont ask how I learnt this smile


93 posts

Master Geek


  #1507592 7-Mar-2016 16:34
Send private message

xpd where abouts in NZ are you?

Can recommend a great repair shop in Henderson, West Auckland.

1015 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1507733 7-Mar-2016 20:33
Send private message

I had a mower that was falling apart. Eventually it packed in.

 

I picked up a second hand mower for $120 off trademe with a briggs & stratton engine and I have had it for about 2-3 years now. It still starts first time. Thought I did pretty well. 

 

I don't know much about electric mowers, sorry never used one.

 

 


 
 
 
 


117 posts

Master Geek


  #1508127 8-Mar-2016 14:31
Send private message

Perhaps you could make friends with someone at a local metal recycling depot. Get them to pull one aside for you in exchange for a few dollars or a box of beers.

My tip (having just saved a disintegrating mower body) would be to smother whatever you get in Blackguard rust protector/converter. That stuff'll keep it in good nick for a while.


Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.