Zero Turn Lawn Mower Loses Power When PTO is Engaged

If you are experiencing sudden power loss when you pull on the PTO knob, there is obviously a problem. If the lawn mower engine practically dies and doesn’t want to cut the grass or move for that matter, then you have most like lost a cylinder or you have something wrong with the carburetor or fuel injection system.

Rapid power loss is a serious problem and you do not want to operate the zero turn in this condition. You want to get it checked out by a competent small engine repair shop that understands this condition and knows how to resolve it.

Trying to use the lawn mower in this condition could further damage it and that will add up to more expensive repairs. You already paid a lot of money for your zero turn lawn mower and you want it running well so you can cut your grass and make money with it if you are a commercial cutter.

Visit our Location page for a lawn mower repair shop that can assist with your zero turn lawn mower losing power when the PTO is engaged.

Zero Turn Lawn Mower Has Lost Power

Most ZTR or Zero Turn Lawn Mowers have a twin cylinder engine. The standard manufactures are Briggs and Stratton, Honda, Kohler and Kawasaki. These engines are fairly reliable for the most part, but sometimes can have their problems.

A loss of power on your zero turn can happen when it is brand new or has a 1,000 hours on it. I worked on a fairly new one that had a piece of plastic come from inside the fuel filter and end up in the carburetor and blocked off one of the main jets. It ran fine at idle, but when you turned on the PTO, it would bog down and practically die.

Usually in cases like this, one cylinder is down on power and may not be getting enough fuel, compression or spark. Each of these systems will need to be tested to find out what the problem actually is.

Turn the engine over a couple of times and then shut it down. Pull both spark plugs and see which one is dry and which one is wet with fuel. If a spark plug is dry, fuel may not be getting to that cylinder. If one plug is really wet, spark might not be getting to that cylinder.

Other things can happen like the valves become out of adjustment and a cylinder head push rod will come off and not allow a valve to open.

You want to systematically determine what is causing this problem and then replace or repair the parts and test it again.

If you need expert care for your Zero Turn lawn mower that has lost power, visit our Locations page for help.

My Zero Turn Lawn Mower Does Not Go Straight

Mowing in a straight line is one of the important things about making your lawn look nice. When your zero turn won’t do the job, there are reasons why and we must check them out one by one to determine what the problem is.

The most likely problem is that one of the tires is low and is causing it to pull to the side. Check all your tires for the proper pressure and then do a test mowing.

If that is not the source of the issue, check to be sure that your brake is not dragging and causing it to pull to one side.

Do the drive sticks look like they are aligned properly? If not, this could be an issue as well.

If none of these things resolve the problem, an adjustment to the drive sticks will need to be made to make the zero turn drive straight. If you have the ability to perform this adjustment, go ahead and do so. If not, visit our Locations page for a zero turn lawn mower repair technician near you.

Bad Boy Zero Turn Lawn Mower Repair Granbury TX

Big Red’s Equipment Sales
4111 Weatherford HwyBig Red's Equipment
Granbury, TX 76049
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Are you seeking a professional Bad Boy Zero Turn lawn mower repair shop in the Granbury TX area? Is your Zero Turn lawn mower in need of a tune-up or does it have other problems that require troubleshooting to figure out what is wrong with it?

It is not at all uncommon to have problems getting your Bad Boy Zero Turn lawn mower to start or to stay running once you get it started. The fuel that is used today has ethanol in it and this alcohol wreaks havoc on small engine carburetors and fuel lines. As fuel ages, it begins to separate into different chemicals which will block carburetor ports and idle and main jets. This will make for a hard to start lawn mower or will cause it to not start at all. If your model has EFI, this problem is not an issue normally.

Our shop can carefully inspect your lawn mower, diagnose and troubleshoot the problem and find the solution to it. We will then clean the carburetor or replace it if this is the problem. Our troubleshooting process will determine which parts are bad and how we will go about repairing the lawn mower. Just bring us your Bad Boy Zero Turn lawn mower or arrange for us to pick it up and let us take expert care of it.

Bad Boy Zero Turn Lawn Mower Repair in  Granbury TX.