I checked the batteries to make sure they would charge last Saturday, they miraculously did after no use and no maintenance for 2 years. Then last night I pulled the rear tire assembly appart to find one tiny hole in the innertube. It was the tire wall that took the beating, so I could have had this fixed right after the tire went out. A new tire is $25 from the website (www.x-tremescooters.com, we own the x-360 model.) The brake needs replaced as well ($29), but that can wait. It is just over a mile to work with 2 uphill stretches on the way home. I will take it for a test ride tonight to make sure it will make it the distance. I am going to assume the battery life has been somewhat depleted as a result of its lack of attention and use.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I blew the 20 Amp breaker in the house, so I had to raise the mowing deck to one of the highest settings. The label on the motor says it should be pulling between 5.5 and 11.5 amps, so it is likely the motor needs cleaned out. What it did cut, it cut well. I finished the lawn with the people powered Reel mower, it took 3 passes to cut as nicely as the electric mower did with one pass.
May 31, 2011