Great tip for your Exmark Hydro walkbehind.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CharlieBingo, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've gotten so many great tips from Lawnsite, why not give back? I recently changed all four tires on my "60"in Turf Tracer and upgraded to the next size: from 16.5 rear tires to 18.5"s, (use blade spacers so not to rub hydro hoses) fronts from 3.50 to 4.10"s. Ground speed is faster and the ride is much smoother also seems to go better with the sulky. Obviously it cuts hgher so adjust cut height accordingly.
     
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    thanks for the tip.

    why is the "ride" of a walkbehind any concern?

    GEO :confused:
     
  3. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would say its a concern when you have some rough terrain like props that dont have turf everywhere. I have a few that are very rough so maybe larger tires would help smooth out the ride.
     
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I suppose my point in asking is that there is no "ride" to a walkbehind.

    charlieb rides a sulkie but the sulkie isn't sprung off of the walkbehind.

    GEO :)
     
  5. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    Probably referring to the movement of the machine across the grass. The movement is smoother, thus giving a more even cut, less bouncing, less jerking and moving your arms and hands around.

    So instead of the ride being smoother, he should have said the that his movement is now smoother. :D
     
  6. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
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    I could not explain what I meant by a "smoother ride" better. Thanks!
     
  7. Turf Medic

    Turf Medic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nothing better than a smooth movement. :D
     
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Geo
    Its the difference between holding on to Paris Hilton's pig tails compared to holding on to a bucking broncos horns. Its all in the feel of the grips.

    John:D
     
  9. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 820

    Another solution we have found to help is letting some air out of the front tires. This helps reduce the front end from bouncing off the ground, especially when travelling over roots and rough terrain.
     
  10. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    A more appropriate analogy could not be found. LOL.
     

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