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Simplicity Zero Turn Mower

Briggs & Stratton has recalled Simplicity riding mowers and garden tractors after discovering the chute deflector can fail to prevent projectiles from being expelled, which poses an injury risk.

This recall involves orange Simplicity brand zero turn riding mowers, mower deck attachments and garden tractors. Mower deck sizes range from 44 to 54 inches. Approximately 2,800 units are affected. All were manufactured in the United States and sold at Briggs & Stratton dealers from August 2014 through May 2015 for between $3,000 and $16,000.

John Deere Z925M Flex Fuel
John Deere is adding a Flex Fuel version of its ZTrak mower to its fleet. The new Z925M Flex Fuel is compatible with ethanol blends up to E85, giving contractors a new alternative fuel option for their fleets.

“When we introduced the new line of ZTrak mowers last year, our intent was to meet the needs of every customer,” says Steve Wilhelmi, John Deere tactical marketing manager. “The new Z925M Flex Fuel model continues that mission by appealing to customers who need or prefer to run on alternative-fuel platforms.”

The new Flex Fuel model is part of the M Series of ZTrak commercial mowers, designed for customers seeking productivity and efficiency. With a 24.6 hp electronic fuel injected engine, the Z925M Flex Fuel can run on any blend of ethanol-mixed fuel, up to E85, and it has a top speed of 10 mph. Offered in 54- and 60-inch widths, it comes equipped with a 7-Iron deck.

Husqvarna Fast TractorWhen we think of tractors, race cars rarely come to mind. However, Husqvarna recently decided to partner up with the NASCAR Hall of Fame to unveil the aptly named Fast Tractor.

According to Husqvarna, the Fast Tractor it’s the fastest tractor in its class, able to reach top speeds of 7-8 mph. Not quite quick enough to turn laps at Daytona, but plenty fast to get your grass cut in record time.

“The Fast Tractor is designed to fit the needs of consumers who demand all-around high performance and high quality,” says John Marchionda, vice president of marketing for Husqvarna. “Consumers want the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are making a good investment. We’ve created a quality product that allows you to mow through yard work with precision and comfort – and the Fast Tractor reduces time spent mowing, which frees up valuable time to spend doing other things you really enjoy!”

Cub Cadet 1045Hydro-Gear, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled approximately 2,700 lawn tractors due to an issue with the hydrostatic transaxle.

According to the recall notice, the hydrostatic transaxle can fail causing brake failure, which poses a crash hazard to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Cub Cadet, MTD Gold and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors sold with Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt tractors included in this recall have dates of manufacture (DOM) ranging from December 2010 through March 2011. The DOM can be found on a label on the underside of the seat. MTD Gold can be identified by serial numbers starting with 1L15 or 1L16. Affected transaxles have serial numbers with the first four digits ranging between 0333 and 0348. Transaxle model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the transaxle.

Kubota, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has recalled about 6,100 riding mowers due to a potential fire hazard.

According to the recall notice, the fuel hose clamp can detach from the fuel filter and allow gas to leak out, posing a fire hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The Kubota riding mowers are bright orange, have 48-inch, 54-inch, or 60-inch wide mower decks and have “KUBOTA” stamped on either the sides of the front engine cover, or on the right side behind the driver’s seat. The serial number is located on the left front frame for T series models and the right front frame for GR and ZG series models. This recall involves Kubota Riding Mowers with the following model numbers and serial number ranges.

As Americans celebrate the end of summer and plan to pay tribute to working men and women this Labor Day Weekend, lawn mower racers will enjoy a different “Labor of Love” in Delaware “MOWhio” as the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) presents the 19th Annual STA-BIL Nationals Lawn Mower Racing Championships.

Race time is 7:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 3 and 2:00 PM Sunday, Sept. 4. Admission is $5.00, free for kids 12 and under.

The weekend will also include the annual Induction Ceremony for the USLMRA National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame & Museum of America, when John Nelson, “Sir Lawns-A-Lot,” and Dr. Art Neavill along with the late Charles Powell, “Mr. Mowjangles” will take their place of honor alongside legends of the lawn including “Turfinator” “Sodzilla” and “Boogie Woogie.”

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Another highlight of the weekend will be the appearance The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower and its owner Bobby Cleveland, Gold Eagle’s Engine AnswerMan. Cleveland set the World Lawn Mower Land Speed Record of 96.529 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats (Sept. 25, 2010).

Husqvarna has recalled its TuffTorq K46LD Transaxle tractors due to intermittent drive failure, which poses a risk of reduced or lost braking ability.

This recall, which affects about 1,600 units, includes model numbers YTH23V42LS and YTH24V48LS and serial numbers ranging from 050110A001000 to 123110D999999. The first six digits of the serial number is a date code. Tractors included in the recall have a serial date range of May 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. Model and serial information is located on an identification plate attached to the underside of the seat.

The recalled tractors were sold at Husqvarna authorized dealers nationwide from May 2010 through December 2010 for between $2,300 and $2,800.

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