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anyone know what the deal is?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnwizards, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    i just bought a sulky for my belt drive bobcat. its excellent on hills when i'm in 1st or 2nd speed. anything higher and it wont pull. any suggestions? thanks for the replies. :waving:
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    The weight on the drive with the sulky and the overall uphill travel may be too much to do in a higher gear and the belt might be slipping. I don't know, my eXmark, i can mow as fast as i want and the thing pulls me. My 2 cents.
  3. Nathan 281

    Nathan 281 LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 80

    Tighten the belt form engine to tranny also check tranny to wheel
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Also, get yourself some belt dressing from your local automotive store. This stuff will do wonders. Just a little teeny squirt on each side (front and back) of your drivebelt, and you willl trip out on the grip and pull power it has. Be careful, though. This stuff makes it TOUCHY. Your mower will literally jump when you let out the handles. Very precise.
  5. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    New drive belts should help.
  6. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    youre not talking about the stuff for squeaky belts are you?
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,192

    The old Snappers WB belt drives would hardly pull the mowers on hills. Like the others said tighten up the belt underneath the motor, put on new drive belts. The next thing you can do is put more force on the drive belts, add another spring. Then if you need more pull take a punch and put timples in the belt surface on the drive pulleys. And if that don't work get a hydro.
  8. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    thats the plan for next year... just gotta get through this year first. :)
  9. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    anyone know what this stuff is called?
  10. jim d.

    jim d. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    Yeah, it's simply called belt dressing. You can buy it by the can at most auto parts stores. Just ask the counter man.

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