Originally Posted by clutch20
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.