Dixie Chopper - Hydraulics

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ToddH, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Stick a fork in it...its done....
    Buy a new wheelmotor from J Thomas..and get back to work..
     
  2. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's probably a 14 cc whell motor, but if it's an 18 cc let me know, as I have had one sitting on the shelf for two years I would let go for a good price. Shipping to Texas might be a little hefty though!
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's what it is.......
     
  4. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think it is a 14 CC
    Thanks

    Do I need the parts Restorob listed or a whole new wheel motor?

    I know I need a Hub/flang / key but unclear if the shaft and seal will do it or do I need a wheel motor.
     
  5. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    Got the parts ordered. Contacted J Thomas for the wheel motor but had to go to Power Mower Sales for the rest of the parts, flange and other miscellaneous things I decided to order. Both companies were great to work with but I have not gotten an e-mail from J Thomas yet.

    Noticed the clear 3/8" clear tube is very stiff. Is this normal or a sign to change it. The mower is a 2006 so I am thinking change it while doing the work. Is this something I can get at Granger or auto zone? New clamps as well?
     
  6. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Nope you wont find that clear hose and its always that stiff I still have factory clear line on my 95DC had replace it on my 88DC
     
  7. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks, I will leave it be then.

    I may try to find some new clamps as it does seem to be leaking near the pump motor.
     
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    O yes
    First things I replace is the clamps

    Now I have seen one the hoses was crack but The owner lets it sit out side all the time. This was a 09 model even the seat was falling apart, To much sun
     
  9. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mower is stored indoors.

    I am still looking for clues on the best practice method for replacing this wheel motor.

    I am planning on changing the oil and filters at this time even though it only has 300 hours on the last change.

    Thanks again.
     
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would to
    Best to prime the motor turn by hand
    Some might do it different Then me
    I jack it up turn the bypass valve after motor has been primed Let the pump run fluid into the motor for a few mins Then turn bypass valve back and run the control to help get air out.
    But I have done a hand full 1 motor and 1 pump on my mowers since 1985.
    Done more for other people. They see my fleet they know I know how to work on them. Some mad money

    One tip buy new pinch nuts (lock nuts) After been removed they wont lock next time 50% time they wont
     

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