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Troubleshooting for Swisher Trail Mowers

Swisher trail mowers attach to the back of ATVs, lawn tractors and other utility vehicles. They are designed to cut down on the time spent mowing large fields. They are known to be easy to start and simple to maintain. As with any lawn mower, however, you are bound to run into some questions. Try troubleshooting the problems on your own before bringing the mower into a repair shop.


If your Swisher trail mower will not power up for you, first disengage the blades. Make sure the toggle switch is in the "On" position and then check the battery and any other electrical connections. Ensure that the spark plug is firing and that the wiring is correct. If these steps do not solve your problem, make sure you have enough fuel in the engine.

Cut Level

You may find that your Swisher trail mower is not cutting properly. If this is the case, you can level the mower deck by ensuring that the side crank handles are the same height. In addition, the air pressure in all the tires needs to be the same. They should be at approximately 15 to 18 psi. You also may want to check the blades for any damage. Do all of these things when the mower is off.

Bounce and Function

If your trail mower bounces a great deal while it is being towed, lower the tire pressure. If this does not solve your problem, try towing the mower at a slower speed. If your engine does not seem to be running properly, check the throttle adjuster. Perhaps your fuel is old and should be changed. Also, clean or replace the fuel filter and check for any obstructions in the fuel line.

Husqvarna Mowers Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting a Swedish Husqvarna lawn mower depends upon what's wrong. It’s easy to check the fuel level, but did you check the oil? Look on the bottom of the Husqvarna engine and find the oil fill cap. Wait, though, until you are done troubleshooting the mower before adding more oil. Remove the lead and make sure it’s clean and with no corrosion. Remove the spark plug with a spark plug socket and check the electrode on the bottom. Make sure it’s clean and free of soot and buildup. The fuel line attaches to the carburetor. While you’ve got the air filter disassembled, clean the sponge air filter completely with some warm water and a good degreaser. Use a metal file or rotating sharpening stone to put a good edge on the blade (rotating stones are round stones mounted on hand drills. If the blade iwiggles, it won’t cut properly.

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