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Are my pumps damaged because of pushing without releasing?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 026TB4U, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. 026TB4U

    026TB4U LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    My father-in-law was using my Ferris 1500Z when the drive belt came off. I'm not sure how it happened but he ended up pushing the mower without releasing the hydraulic pumps. I have since then released them but haven't put the belt back which means I haven't used the pumps.

    Did he damage the pumps and is there anything I need to do before re-engaging the pumps?

  2. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    no and no. Be sure to tighten back up. Bypass only makes moving it easier. No fluid in motion.
  3. 026TB4U

    026TB4U LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    Phew, what a relief. Thanks.
  4. wherebluegrassgrows

    wherebluegrassgrows LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    How did he push the mower without releasing the pumps?
  5. 026TB4U

    026TB4U LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    Actually, I think he dragged it with his tractor. Are you asking because they are difficult to push?
  6. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    It is like moving 1000lbs stationary, fixed!, even valve relieved, you still need help get it up on trailer! sweated like pig, been there before:waving:
  7. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    yes to move one i had to move my 60 inch lazer once and it was nuts. it took like 45 minutes and 2 guys to get it about 50 feet and then up the trailer wow it was nuts....

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Jeez he is a tough 1 ,we used to run a john deere 525 i think, ztr you know the 1 with the steering wheel anywho the unit just quit it took me and 2 guys to load into a trailer.
  9. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    I had to push my JD 647 onto my trailer by myself on the shoulder of a busy road. I still to this day dont know how I ended up doing it.

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