Can I switch to hydros?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by EagleGrounds, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. EagleGrounds

    EagleGrounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    I have a toro belt driven walk behind with t-bar controls.

    My belts have been slipping more and more lately and wearingdown even quicker.

    Is it possible to switch it out to become a Hydro mower?

    If yes, how much would it cost and how would i go about doing it?
     
  2. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Posts: 1,415

    No, this is not feasible, from a mechanical or economical standpoint.
     
  3. Nick's Lawn Care

    Nick's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 662

    I think you would end up spending more money switching it over that you could get selling it and buying a hydro mower...


    Just my $.02...
     
  4. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,253

    There is a company, www.surpluscenter.com that sells hydraulic parts. They are much cheaper than anyone else on their pumps and motors. But I too think if you tried this, it would end up costing you more than if you were to just buy a used hydro mower, besides the pumps and motors, you would have to modify the mower for all the new controls and linkage that go with a hydro system,which would be an incredible amount of fabrication and chances are it would probably not work as well unless you are a mechanical engineer?
     

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