I change it every 50 hours. I go with whatever Kohler recommends. 10-30 if I'm not mistaken.
EZ may be the only TM company that runs them at max output, but the TM industry is a very small part of where these engines go. They are run at max output for the most part everywhere else. Here is a...
Actually in the 490's but close enough. Some feedback for anyone that's curious about the bigger EZ machines.
Extremely dependable. I'm still on the original coupler and belt. I had one instance of downtime due to a short on the starter. This was a Kohler issue and I was able to fix...
Tip blooming is the reason I stopped using an OP machine and went back to a 175, although the OP still gets used on berber. I suspect tip blooming is the reason none of the low moisture franchises use OP machines.
I use Yellow Gold on carpet and T&G. For T&G I mix it a little stronger, and if it's a really nasty floor I'll spike it with a bit of degreaser from Lowe's. It's a great product that keeps my chemical costs extremely low.
Not sure. I think the only way to run it too hard would be operating at 18+ inches of lift. I run mine at 15-16 max which is about as high as it can be ran without over stressing the coupler.
The hot start issues just went away for me around 40 hours. It still takes a bit longer to start than...
He was having problems with the Kohler motor. I spoke with him a couple of times to try to help him out (we have the same machine).
It's my understanding that EZ is no longer using that particular motor because it has a rough break in period (first 50 hours or so).