can my old walker go faster

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 2tallmike, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. 2tallmike

    2tallmike LawnSite Member
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    i Just bought a 1991 walker 16 hp but it seems so slow it goes faster in reverse no joke. a bigger pulley? will the hydros take it or are they at top speed? belts are tight i did check.
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    No, that is how they were designed back then, it's near 20 years old and they do about 3 mph's, maybe 4, that's just how it is
    so I wouldn't fool with the ground speed unless you plan on racing it, you want to go faster, better off buy a newer machine.
     
  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Put larger drive tires on it...if they will fit without any clearance issues.
    If not , jack up the air pressure in your drive tires.
     
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is a speed up kit brought out by walker that fits on some models. I have been told it can go on all models if you have a torch
     

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