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Old 02-01-2005, 08:56 PM
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36" Hydro: Single vs. dual hydro

Can anybody give any insight or advice on a single hydro vs. dual hydro on a 36" w/b.

I looked at a Ferris today (seems nicely built) and it is less $$$ than a dual hydro. But, will the single hydro be problems in ditches, or for a small operator? Is it really a step up from a belt drive?
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:05 PM
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Dual is a Huge Step Up...There's Lots of Things you can Do Better w/a Dual ...Slopes...Ditches...Turns...
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:12 PM
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On dual there is a pump and controller lever for each wheel. This means that you can drive one wheel in reverse and one forward if you wanted to. The previous reply was correct that when you are on a slight slope you need one wheel to drive faster than the other to get the unit straight. The dual drive does that. On the single drive you have to exert a force either CW or CCW to keep the unit straight. When you turn around you also need to exert some force on the unit. The single is still better overall than a belt driven machine if you are doing yards that are small and have tight places.
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