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026TB4U
02-10-2006, 08:55 AM
My father-in-law was using my Ferris 1500Z when the drive belt came off. I'm not sure how it happened but he ended up pushing the mower without releasing the hydraulic pumps. I have since then released them but haven't put the belt back which means I haven't used the pumps.

Did he damage the pumps and is there anything I need to do before re-engaging the pumps?

Thanks.

captken
02-10-2006, 10:23 AM
no and no. Be sure to tighten back up. Bypass only makes moving it easier. No fluid in motion.

026TB4U
02-10-2006, 10:37 AM
no and no. Be sure to tighten back up. Bypass only makes moving it easier. No fluid in motion.

Phew, what a relief. Thanks.

wherebluegrassgrows
02-10-2006, 10:39 AM
How did he push the mower without releasing the pumps?

026TB4U
02-10-2006, 10:43 AM
Actually, I think he dragged it with his tractor. Are you asking because they are difficult to push?

MTR
02-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Actually, I think he dragged it with his tractor. Are you asking because they are difficult to push?

It is like moving 1000lbs stationary, fixed!, even valve relieved, you still need help get it up on trailer! sweated like pig, been there before:waving:

milo
02-10-2006, 12:49 PM
yes to move one i had to move my 60 inch lazer once and it was nuts. it took like 45 minutes and 2 guys to get it about 50 feet and then up the trailer wow it was nuts....

TURF DOCTOR
02-10-2006, 02:19 PM
Jeez he is a tough 1 ,we used to run a john deere 525 i think, ztr you know the 1 with the steering wheel anywho the unit just quit it took me and 2 guys to load into a trailer.

MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC
02-10-2006, 03:23 PM
I had to push my JD 647 onto my trailer by myself on the shoulder of a busy road. I still to this day dont know how I ended up doing it.