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05-09-03, 07:18 PM   #1  
snapper rider

Hello,
Just was giving a snapper rider. Dont know much about it except that it is in great condition. It is a snapper witha tecumseh engine. The blade just seems to be different to me and it doesnt look like there is a whole lot of room for grass to be thrown out. I believe it has been around awhile, but just not sure how long..
any help would be appreciated..

tvm140 70385l
ser. 6343d

 
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05-10-03, 12:24 AM   #2  
Hello Mrblue!

Your engine is a 6hp. What kind of info/help are you looking for? Does the deck have a cover over the grass chute, blocking it off? It may have a mulching kit on it, and the grass is not supposed to blow out.


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05-10-03, 08:06 AM   #3  
Thanks Cheese,
The engine size was my real curiousity. 6hp is
a pretty small engine for a rider isnt it, but it runs good. Yes it has a cover over the chute but it will let a small amount of grass out... Is there a way to date this product.. It has plenty of levers,handles and peddles. thanks

 
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05-10-03, 10:10 AM   #4  
ok, one more question. It seems that when it starts it idles pretty good. After it runs it seems it doesnt really want to idle down..It seems
that is goes from fast to nothing..

 
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05-10-03, 06:13 PM   #5  
MrBlue,

Your engine was made on the 343rd day of a year ending in 6 (1986, 1996, etc...).

A 6HP is quite small, but if it works, no prob.
The Idle problem sounds like a governor or linkage adjustment problem.


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05-10-03, 07:24 PM   #6  
Thanks Cheese,
I was able to take care of the idle with some
adjustments and working fine. appreciate the help.
Will work on the push mower in the morning.

 
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05-11-03, 05:53 AM   #7  
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TVM140 6HP Engine

Your engine would be a 1986 model. V-60, was the
predecessor of the TVM140, which would date back into
the 1976 and earlier time frame. When EPA emissions
requirements came into being in Sept 1997, the TVM140
engine with Snapper had been eliminated from their
line-up in favor of a 8HP instead. The 26" mower deck
these powered was also pretty much discontinued in favor
of the 28" HiVac & the much more popular 30" side discharge
deck. My father used a mower just like yours from 1982
until he died in 1994 cutting 2 acres of grass. IMHO....the
V60/TVM140 is "one of the best" engines Tecumseh ever
built in its day, and with good maintenance, will last & last
& last. I bet my dad's engine had 1000 hours of trouble
free service on it. We buried the old 6HP out behind the
barn and erected a monument in its honor when it finally
died of a neighbor's hand in 2000.

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05-11-03, 06:53 AM   #8  
Thanks tcumcman for the info, it was my grandads and i will keep it ticking now.

 
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