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I have a toro ztr that seems to be getting slower and slower, I put new steering dampers and check fluid levels with no change. It has a hard time going up hills also. Any info would help. thanks
12-09-2006, 01:41 PM
like all of us we just wear out and slow down. some need new knees some just pain pills. your mower is the same. check the usual suspects ie. fluid, filter, adjustments. tolerences get loose. so if all things fail and your down to replacing the pumps then you might try a heavier weight of oil in the hydraulic system.
12-09-2006, 02:32 PM
Don't forget belt condition and tension, idler arm springs also if equipped.
12-09-2006, 03:47 PM
Check your RPM's.
12-09-2006, 05:59 PM
Check rpms first. If ok it sounds like you may be losing a cylinder. Do a compression test. I think it shoud be around 150 psi.
12-09-2006, 06:14 PM
If it's having trouble going up hills I'd bet the hydraulic system is worn out. Check for metalic particals in the hydraulic fluid. All it takes is one of the components (motors or pump) to fail and it will wipe out the others. That's why I think Walker has the right set up. Pump and motor are in the same housing and have a two completely separate systems for left and right drive wheels. Both hold very little fluid so you don't have to worry about ruining a customer's lawn with a hydraulic leak.
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