36 questions from our users
What hp is 382 cc engine
Hi Paul, I don't think Rover quotes a HP figure for the Mini Rider in its manuals or publicity, but I will stand corrected.
I would ordinarily expect around 9-10 HP from such an OHV single cylinder motor. Overall I feel this is a mite under-powered for some applications, especially so on the reverse cutting mode on my 'Hydro' model.
I understand in USA there is a V-Twin option available (+extra $) for top Mini/Rider models - [Way to go eh !]
How can I buy a battery for my mini .? Please .we live in Goulburn.
how to fix gravity fed fuel
Hi Cheryl - First I'd check the fuel-tank level (yes - I know, too obvious - but it's always a good start!) - then I would suspect a blocked fuel-filter, then carbie float-needle valve sticking.
Broken fuel hoses are rare - but if no leaks seen - unlikely.
Hose could be kinked - also unlikely, but worth checking.
When was your M/Rider last serviced?
Annual servicing by an experienced Rover dealer is recommended.
also worth checking to see if the air bleed in the cap is not blocked - else you may have a vacuum forming in the tank.
Where do you release and tension drive belt for the cutting deck
how long does it take labor wize to change the belt
I have a rover mini ride on , not getting even cut , digs in one side. I believe there is an adjustment nut some were I can’t find. Should I lay the mower on its side.
have a Masport Mini ride-on...hit a piece of steel...bent the blade..motor still starts BUT when I engage the drive for cutting...its a no go..could it have sheared a pin or could it be that i need a new belt? what ever it is everything else seems to be working.
please be a little more specific - when you say its a no go... does the blade rotate? can it be rotated by hand and if so does the blade shaft turn with it? does the blade hit the frame/deck-skirt at all? or does the blade shaft spin under power and not the blade? Or does the blade shaft not spin under power?
Have to get back to you with answers...all i know is that the blade can be turned by hand but when it is put into cut mode...nothing happens.. Blade does not hit sides of deck. I shall check to see if shaft spins under power or if blade is free moving on shaft...
I have a columbia 26j mini rider how do you the level side to side? Front to rear is easy but there is nothing in the manual for leveling left to right.
Which battery for the 24 inch mini rider ? Just bought it second hand and the battery is very weak. Went to the battery shop for a replacement of the Genesis NP4-12 and the salesperson reckoned that was too small for a mower and he said that was no way the original battery. Wanted to sell me a deep cycle motorcycle battery but it was too large to fit in the mowers battery cradle. What battery do you guys use. What charger do you use ? The wires to the battery are slender and I reckon they would not handle the power of a battery with too much cranking power.
Could you tell me where I could physically look at the Rover Mini Ride before buying it. I live in Figtree NSW, a suburb of Wollongong.
i have a rover mini hydro mower and on the lowest it will cut it is too high is there any way that the cutting deck can be lowered down any more as when i mow the grass it needs cutting 5 days later not at all happy with itregards dave
i have a rover mini rider hydro do i nee to change the blades to fit a mulching plug ? dave
Hi Dave, sorry, I don't use the mulching plug. I *think* I read its the same blade but couldn't be sure.
What does RHS mean on the micro rider?
Not sure what the context here is - RHS is usually an abbreviation for Right Hand Side... does that fit the context?
My mini rider 24 in cut says to use e85 fuel but i cant find any. Please what is it equivalent to here in Australia.
Are you sure? I don't recall seeing that in the manual.
e85 is 85% ethanol (just like e10 is 10% ethanol) and is the equivalent of approx 100-105 RON octane rating and no, not common at a servo in Aus, its basically a racing fuel here. Having said all that, mine runs fine on regular 91 RON unleaded - it certainly doesn't need high octane fuel, the engine does not "knock" on regular petrol.
Personally I would not use e10 in mine let alone e85 as mine sits for longish periods between mows and ethanol absorbs water.
does the mini rider come with a grass catcher?
I have 1 of these I hit a rock or something today and the mower stalled out and now it won’t start or even turn over what could it be?
As above check your safety buttons. Also do you hear the solenoid click when going start with the key. If so check the power to your starter motor. You’ll need to multi meter from the battery earth to the starter power in ( red cable). If there is no click check your battery and solenoid with a multi meter. Ultimately your starter motor may need to be removed and checked by placing the negative battery lead to the housing and touch the power lead connector with the positive battery lead ( jump start battery pack). If the start motor spins all is good if not then it needs to be pulled apart and checked.
My Rover mini rider goes fine but the last time the blades clogged up with grass a couple of times now they wont cut. Any ideas?
How do I level the deck side bit side? It is simple to adjust front to rear, but the operator manual does suggest, but not give instructions how to level side by side. I measured the difference the left side is 10 millimeter lower as the right.Has anyone an idea how to?
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