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Old 09-04-2013, 06:48 PM
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Toro Hydro Problems

Hey everyone, I am new to this forum (as a matter of fact, this is my first post). I have searched the forum for the information I am in search of, but have not found anything addressing my problem. So, here it is: I recently started a lawn service (I had one a few years ago, sold it, and am starting another to help pay for my kid's college expenses). I bought two mowers, one is a toro timecutter 14-38z #74301 2003 (serial number 230000001-230999999). The problem I am having is that the right hydro is not working well. It seems that, when I initially start the mower, it doesn't work well and then, after cutting for a few (5 or so) minutes, it seems to start working better (not perfect, but better). What I am wondering is, on this model, is there a way to check or change the hydro fluid or are those sealed units? I have not unbolted the hydros from the frame to look at the top of them to see if there is a fill hole or not. I am not a real mechanically skilled person, but I looked at the belt and it seems to be tight. The spring looks good too. When I jacked the mower up in the back, I could turn the right hand wheel by hand, but could not turn the left wheel (the drive handles were in the drive position so the hydros/wheel motors were not locked). Are these all signs that the hydro is toast? Or, could I rectify the situation (fingers crossed) by discovering the hydro is low on fluid and filling it up? If so, what fluid do I put in there? I am trying to avoid a costly repair shop bill on a mower I didn't pay very much for in the first place. Thanks in advance for your responses. Scott
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:08 PM
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Thanks Restrorob, I appreciate the quick response!
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