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    Ryobi battery riding lawn mower

    Sorry, but I just discovered that I mis-spoke about the Husqi mower. It,s a 36 volt 125 Ah pack and has a run time of 90 minutes. Price is $4,000. Still a bunch more than the RM480s. It also has a smaller deck width than the RM480.
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    Ryobi battery riding lawn mower

    Yeah, the Husqi does tow it's battery pack behind it in an articulated design. It's a 12 volt 100 Ah pack. Here's where the Ryobi design comes up as an advantage. The Husqi runs for an hour and costs about $5,000 US while the Ryobi design runs for 2 (or 2.5) hours on a charge and costs nearly half as much. Actually the RM480 is the only electric rider on the market that sells for under $5,000 and runs for two or more hours. The ones that do run longer are the Mean Green mowers and those have price tags way up there.
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    Ryobi battery riding lawn mower

    I know this is an old topic, but I bought one of these mowers in August and it is well worth the price. I had to drive 45 miles to the nearest HD that had one on the floor to see what it was all about, but compared to the other small riders, it was worth the drive. The design and engineering is stout and it cuts as well as the 21" Honda walk behind it replaced. Compared to my neighbor's $3,400 42" Toro Timecutter, it was a steal. After I had properly conditioned the batteries, I can mow for almost an hour and use less than 10% of the charge. It costs me less than $0.06 worth of electricity to recharge the pack. The pack consists of four 12 volt 75 Ah Sealed Lead Acid/Absorbent Glass Mat batteries in series and they should last between 5 and 10 years depending on usage. The gas/oil/filters/belts/and engine maintenance savings will pay for a total battery replacement in about 4 years. Oh yeah, it's really quiet. They just brought out a front mounted snow plow attachment for this mower. I made the tail gate to haul a trash can for yard work.
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    DP3100 pressure washer stops running...

    Good Catch! Thanks JC! The operative word here is RTFM (Read The Freaking Manual). I gagged this problem on two fronts. 1. I had forgotten about the "Oil Alert" feature of the engine as detailed in the Honda manual that came with the unit. 2. I also was checking the oil level incorrectly. I was reading the dipstick with the plug screwed all the way in. The manual clearly states to check the oil level by butting the plug up to the opening. I always check the oil level in all of my gas powered tools prior to using them, but I was always getting a reading that was falsely too high on this one. I filled the crankcase to the proper level and the unit runs as it should.
  5. I have a two year old DP3100 that suddenly quits running under load. It worked fine last week when I cleaned a 20' x 40' pool cover. I have it connected to a city water supply with a 5/8" hose at at least 40 psi. It will run fine for a few minutes or less and then the engine shuts down. It starts normally, but quits running after it warms up. Any ideas? Thanks.
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