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Weibang Pro48Legacy. Cables

Good evening All

I've been running this mower, 3rd season now, and it has been my main roller mower. I don't want to badmouth the machine, it has been excellent, but....

Unusually for me, I send it to the dealer for servicing whereas I normally do most stuff myself. This is simply to not invalidate the 3 year warranty. Last Winter while being serviced, 3 cables were changed. I hadn't noticed any problem but they are not a lot so I didn't mention it. Earlier this summer the drive cable snapped and today the on/off cable went.  Clearly the original cables lasted 2+ years and the next ones only a few months. I was wondering if anyone else had had any issues with Weibang cables?

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  • PRO

    I would get in touch with them, they will if they value your custom replace them foc.

  • Thats the problem with these longer warranties.............. they usually insist on dealer servicing which can be very costly and at the end of the day, what they do on these "services", just about anyone on here could carryout on a wet winter day and save themselves a lot of money.  The warranties also don't cover "wear and tear" items.... cables (as you found), wheel/roller bearings, blade clutch etc etc so is a warranty even worth bothering with?

    • For me i'd say yes they are worth it. I had the Weibang for almost 3 seasons and enjoyed the peace of mind it gave me in case anything major went wrong. Yes the 2 services I paid for were reasonably expensive, but then my mate had a pro lawnflite on which the gearbox went (I think, though could have been something else as it was a couple of years ago) after only 13 months which was 1 month outside the short 12 month warranty and that was the mower gone as it wasn't worth paying the amount to fix. So for me I'd never get a mower now that didn't have at least a 2 year warranty, but that's just my preference.

  • PRO

    Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm ordering a new cable when they open at 9. We'll see if they charge or not. Re warranties, I'm not sure what is or isnt covered and I'm not sure I think it's a great service. As Graham says, servicing to keep the warranties going, is very expensive and we do all my other machines at home quite easily. The running gear is a different matter and can be tricky unless you are doing the same machines all the time. I guess it's like insurance, you don't want to claim but it may be peace of mind.

    I am wondering, though,  if anyone was having issues with after market Weibang cables? Good as the mower is, it does seem excessive to have to regularly change cables.

  • PRO

    The drive cable on mine starts to go at the top, just changed it this week and have a spare one for when it goes again. No problems with any other cables as yet its 2 years old now and the drive cable has gone 3 times.

    • PRO

      Thanks David. You've confirmed what I suspect- the cables are not great. This will be my 5th cable in 3 seasons. 2 Drives,2 BBC'c, and a Throttle cable. Looks like I'll have to carry a few spares.

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