Am I completely screwed?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Johnson LCO, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Johnson LCO

    Johnson LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    I bought a cub cadet 1748 not too long ago. One of the hydros had to be pressed farther forward than the other to track straight. I checked the hydro oil resevior and it was low but I wasnt to concerned. I was changing everything and noticed that unlike my exmark this has two reseviors. The one on the side of the weak hydro was bone dry. I havent really moved or touched it since I bought it. If I refill it will it be ok? How do I tell if the hydro needs replacing? Everywhere that sold hydro oil was closed tonight but I am gonna refill it tommorow. Will it return to normal? Is there something I should do? I am so angry that I was stupid and didnt check both before I bought it.
     
  2. Evans Lawn Service

    Evans Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    is this a z or a walk
     
  3. Johnson LCO

    Johnson LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    its a walk behind.
     
  4. Evans Lawn Service

    Evans Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    ok lets see.....i have a 15/48 hydro pistol grip and mine does the same thing i run the castor type sulkie and a little loose (4 years old).look at your tire psi i run about 15 psi on the back.ok one more thing when im mowing i notice that i stand on my right side (leaning) because i have a bad left ankle and it will pull alittle to the left and i just push the left hydro hand a little more foward than the right.....oh yea when i change out the hydro oil it will pull funny for about 5 or so min. and it will be fine...mine always is not foward the same i have to push the left a litttle forword and im about 225 pounds
     
  5. daysel

    daysel LawnSite Member
    from TEXAS
    Posts: 140

    Is it not performing right, or are you wondering if you damaged it?
     
  6. Evans Lawn Service

    Evans Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    oh my cub dealer said that the handles are ajustable.....if you cant figure it out call yours or take it back but pushing one handle forward a little is fine mine is 4 years old and still running strong
     
  7. Johnson LCO

    Johnson LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 336

    I am wondering if the lack of hydraulic fluid is the cause of the weaker hydro. I am also wondering if it is damaged by running completely dry on fluid.
     
  8. Evans Lawn Service

    Evans Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    how long did you run it? when i change out the oil i just lift the back end up with a jack and i run the handles all the wat forward for about 5 to 10 min.it will act funny untill all the oil goes to the wheel motors
     
  9. Two Rivers

    Two Rivers LawnSite Member
    from East TN
    Posts: 48

    fill it with oil which is heavy duty motor oil for mowers.. then bleed the lines.. there should be a screw or a bolt that does that. put it in gear and see. then fill the resevior back up after it fills the lines..... It probley has oil still in the lines.. inless you crank it up and squeeze the handles and it doesnt move at all...
     
  10. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    i hope you didn't damage it.is it inder warranty?
     

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