I recently purchased a Troy-Bilt (MTD) Tuff-Cut 230 that has a feature
called Touch and Mow. A spring starts the engine with the push of a button.
The spring gets wound back up when then engine is shut down. It is a nice
feature to have.
I question the longevity of the starter spring however. I believe this has
been around for a few years now; has anyone dealt with broken spring
starters yet? I'm wondering how easy it is to replace in the event that the
spring breaks. A search on Google returned nothing relevant.
Me too however it was between that and a Deere that was almost twice as
much. My last MTD lasted 8 years and is still going strong aside from the
crappy belt/chain transmission in the rear of the mower.
After a long life-time of using lawnmowers, tillers, etc. I would not
have an automatic start engine. What do you do when it doesn't start
on the first try? Must be something to rewind the sping I suppose but
it's just extra work. A pull rope is instant reset. I now have two
Honda mowers and a Honda tiller. All start on one pull...ALMOST
always. I have an almost new Trybilt with a Briggs. I am lucky to
get that going on 3 pulls.
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