BOP Quickie 32 Slowing Down

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by RocketLab, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. RocketLab

    RocketLab LawnSite Member
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    My Quickie 32 single hydro has gotten slower almost down to a slow walk. I've adjusted the cables per the manual numerous times before with good results but it no longer seems to have an effect. I can go with no play in the levers or the recommended play and the drive speed is still slower than it has ever been.

    Can it just be the cables have stretched too much even though the lever on the drive system does not seem to have any more movement that I can see when the lever is fully pulled? Or is my transmission wearing out in such a way as to lose it's speed? 875 hours on the machine.

    Any ideas or anyone else having this problem?
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    PM sent to RocketLab.
     
  3. kipper

    kipper LawnSite Member
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    I seem to have the same issue on a quick 36 with only about 65 hours.
     
  4. TMAC669

    TMAC669 LawnSite Member
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    Should have bought a Scag. There is commercial grade equipment and there is different levels of commercial grade equipment. Scag is top of the line commercial equipment, you get what you pay for.
     
  5. kipper

    kipper LawnSite Member
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    Lol!! Thanks for the help...
     
  6. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wow...you're running a 32 foot wide Scag walk behind mower with 16hp??? Dude!
     
  7. RocketLab

    RocketLab LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your insight. Really helped out.

    Valk I got a little more speed backing off the reverse like you suggested. Going to tighten up the forward some more and see what happens. Not going to worry about amount of play in the lever but maybe how much play before you feel the hydro start to kick in.
     
  8. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Stretched cables will contribute to this...and if the forward cable is getting ready to break -> this can be another cause. I keep replacements with me at all times. A real easy fix.

    Strangest thing: just by having replacement parts on hand, whatever the part, I swear those items don't break nearly as often.
    .02
     
  9. RocketLab

    RocketLab LawnSite Member
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    Is BOP your source for these cables or do we have another outlet?
     
  10. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Am thinking the cables are proprietary from BOP. The more I think about your dilemma, the more I'd suggest just installing a new forward cable and see where you land.
     

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