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Old 08-12-2004, 12:57 PM
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Great tip for your Exmark Hydro walkbehind.

I've gotten so many great tips from Lawnsite, why not give back? I recently changed all four tires on my "60"in Turf Tracer and upgraded to the next size: from 16.5 rear tires to 18.5"s, (use blade spacers so not to rub hydro hoses) fronts from 3.50 to 4.10"s. Ground speed is faster and the ride is much smoother also seems to go better with the sulky. Obviously it cuts hgher so adjust cut height accordingly.
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Old 08-12-2004, 01:11 PM
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thanks for the tip.

why is the "ride" of a walkbehind any concern?

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Old 08-12-2004, 01:15 PM
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thanks for the tip.

why is the "ride" of a walkbehind any concern?

GEO
I would say its a concern when you have some rough terrain like props that dont have turf everywhere. I have a few that are very rough so maybe larger tires would help smooth out the ride.
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Old 08-12-2004, 02:25 PM
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I would say its a concern when you have some rough terrain like props that dont have turf everywhere. I have a few that are very rough so maybe larger tires would help smooth out the ride.
I suppose my point in asking is that there is no "ride" to a walkbehind.

charlieb rides a sulkie but the sulkie isn't sprung off of the walkbehind.

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Old 08-12-2004, 03:49 PM
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I suppose my point in asking is that there is no "ride" to a walkbehind.

charlieb rides a sulkie but the sulkie isn't sprung off of the walkbehind.

GEO
Probably referring to the movement of the machine across the grass. The movement is smoother, thus giving a more even cut, less bouncing, less jerking and moving your arms and hands around.

So instead of the ride being smoother, he should have said the that his movement is now smoother.
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:53 PM
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I could not explain what I meant by a "smoother ride" better. Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:16 PM
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Nothing better than a smooth movement.
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Old 08-12-2004, 06:56 PM
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I suppose my point in asking is that there is no "ride" to a walkbehind.

charlieb rides a sulkie but the sulkie isn't sprung off of the walkbehind.

GEO
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Old 08-12-2004, 07:22 PM
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Another solution we have found to help is letting some air out of the front tires. This helps reduce the front end from bouncing off the ground, especially when travelling over roots and rough terrain.
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Old 08-12-2004, 07:26 PM
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Its the difference between holding on to Paris Hilton's pig tails compared to holding on to a bucking broncos horns. Its all in the feel of the grips.

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A more appropriate analogy could not be found. LOL.
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