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Old 05-28-2014, 03:25 PM
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Differences in transmissions

What is the difference between a belt, hydro etc. Advantages? Disadvantages?
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:18 PM
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What is the difference between a belt, hydro etc. Advantages? Disadvantages?
Main mower on a business I'd get a hydro. Belt is a good back up or back yard mower but would be a tad slower with a velke and also doesn't do well in wet grass as the belts will slip. Belts don't have true reverse it's more of an assist. Belts are about half price of a hydro. Hydros use the drive system that sit down and stand on zero turns use. When something breaks on a hydro system it usually close or exceeded $1000 bucks to repair. A belt can be fixed by any handy man for 200 bucks in an hour or two.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:02 PM
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Hydro if you plan on using the mower a lot. The REAL reverse really helps out when you get into tight spots.

Also the hydro has the ability to hold a downhill. The belt will just take off on you

Hydro is more money out front for the original purchase but the paybacks are great

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Old 05-29-2014, 03:00 PM
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so all zero turns run on hydro? And what would you recommend for a small number of accounts, under 10?
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:56 PM
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so all zero turns run on hydro? And what would you recommend for a small number of accounts, under 10?
Depending if they all had to be done in a day. If you can take your time I'd save the money and buy a belt. Much cheaper entry point and super easy to work on and keep up on maintenance. They're a good bit lighter too. A belt 36 is probably 200 lbs lighter than a hydro.
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