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Old 10-20-2005, 07:36 AM
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problems with my hydro

I have a grasshopper with 760 hours on it. Since march of this year I've gone through 4 hydro hoses. Each one of the 4 going from the pump to the wheel have gotten a small hole in them. I've just been mowin along and all of a sudden I lose power to one of my wheels? Any one else have this problem? Is it something I could be doing wrong? The mower is kept in a garage. It's very irritating.
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:57 AM
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May I suggest checking with your local NAPA Auto Parts Store, My local store builds most all my hydro hoses at a fraction of the cost of OEM and in most cases are heavier duty, Just make sure they are not rubbing on anything.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:02 AM
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It would seem to me that it has to be rubbing on something. Are the holes in about the same location ? Is there anything on the trailer that might rub on it, like a tie down strap, trimmer, or something that could rub it while trailing it ? Check that when you move any levers or controls that some linkage does not poke or bump it.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:15 AM
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I'll second that NAPA idea.
You can also get your hoses longer or shorter in case you want to change routing or give a little more clearance around corners.
Very reasonable price and quick.
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:16 PM
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Another thought, On some larger Industrial Equipment they wrap hoses with flexible electrical conduit to help chaffing of the hoses. It can be picked up at any Auto Parts Store.
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:30 AM
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thank you guys. I don't think anything is rubbing or poking it, but I'll double check. I didn't think to try napa. I had gone to just a hydro shop and so far no problem with any thing but the factory hoses.
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