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Old 03-04-2010, 10:50 PM
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Yes I searched, Quick 36 single hydro vs belt drive

I'm looking at replacing my 32" walkbehind's with a a new one or two 36" hydro walk behinds for my crew that does properties that are ~5k sq ft and under. I've read all the reviews about the quick mower (bad in long wet grass, hills...) but most of what I've read are comparing the single hyrdo to the dual.

I've decided I'll be buying used hydro 36" or new single hydro quick mowers, mainly because I want to stay around $2500/mower. My question is, will a single hydro be more or as productive as a belt drive mower? I realize the single hydro doesnt work as well on hills compared to a dual hydo but how about compared to a belt drive?

I guess what I'm asking is, is it worth it to switch to a single hydro over a belt drive? or just stick with the used hydros like scag, exmark....

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Old 03-04-2010, 11:01 PM
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haha never mind I kept searching and found some good info
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...+vs+belt+drive
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:04 PM
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On small lawns that have a lot of obstacles, a single hydro will be more productive than a belt drive. That is because you can go into reverse instantly. In a situation where going into reverse is not necessary, I would rather go with a belt drive (Toro t-bar in particular) because there is a lot less effort involved in steering the machine.
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