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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 04TurfT, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    I have a couple of yards with fences that I can't get my 48 in. I was thinking about buying a 36 inch mower. My question is to all of you who have a 36, did you spend the extra bucks and get a hydro, or get a belt? I wouldnt be using the mower a whole lot, but I dunno if I'm too spoiled to ever go back to a belt drive.
  2. SEKscag

    SEKscag LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    If its a tight space I'd go with the hydro. If it's a grass that you can't turn on a dime I'd go with a hydro. Basically I'd just go with a hydro.;)
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Last year we bought a 36" Emark Metro HP, its been a great mower but looking back I should have went hydro and bought a TTHP 36":hammerhead:
  4. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    Hydro all the way. Based on experience, I really say that hydro is easier to maintain than belt counter part. Changing hydro filter is a lot more fun than greasing peerless tranny. You will love hydro walk on hill especially steep hill, there is nothing on earth can go safely and confidently like hydrostatic walk.
    Try belt on hill is like steering a mower without brake! worst of worst.
  5. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,257

    Get a wright stander RH 36. You'll love it.
  6. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    they still make belt drive?

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