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Old 09-17-2007, 03:29 PM
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Hydro or Belt Driven?

I currently mow 12 lawns with my 36" hydro scag walkbehind. I want to go bigger. I never used a belt driven mower, but I can get a new toro 48" belt driven for $2250. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:43 PM
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I have never seen a Toro 48" belt drive for that cheap. Are you sure it is brand new? My dealer has 36" belt drive WB for around 3700.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:49 PM
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yeah, the dealer said 2250... he said it was a great deal, that he was sending them back to toro... that were to be demo models or something.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:50 PM
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how do you like the belt drives compared to the hydro? I have small yards, mostly 100' x 200' so I do alot of turning.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:57 PM
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Hydro all the way
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:08 PM
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I prefer hydro. Much smoother, some of the belt models slip if you're cutting in the wet, but not too much of a problem with the Toro belt drives. Reversing is easier with hydro as well.Do you have a sulky for that WB? It will speed up your productivity a lot.
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:11 PM
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Toro belt drives are good mowers and the 2007 models have the Turbo force deck w/ adjustable baffle. We use ours all the time without much of a problem even when its wet. I would however suggest if you mow alot of hills or need to back up alot the hydro might be the way to go. Whatever model you get make sure you get the Tru Trak sulky with it, you will love that thing.
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:22 PM
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I would go with the Hydro. Much easier to control, no belts to slip, and they are just worth the extra money.
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:57 PM
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If your gonna buy a new larger mower go with a hydro especially if it is your main mower.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:10 PM
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I agree. If you have hydro now, and you purchase a belt, you will be asking yourself. "What was I thinking?" No matter how good of deal you got, it will always be an issue of having been able to put that money toward a more suitabe machine for growth.
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