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How long to run auxilary hydro's w/o damage?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by swanny, May 20, 2010.

  1. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 656

    My owner's manual for the Takkie TL 120 says something about not running the aux. hydro's too long to prevent pump failure. I cut about an acre of 3' grass using the bushog w/ machine in two speed...running along at a good clip...takes me about twenty minutes or so. Temps in the 70's.

    Think I can run longer without a break? The manual got me paranoid.
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,548

    I've never heard of such a thing. I wouldnt run it full bore bogging the bush hog down, constantly though. That could possibly hurt something.

    oh yeah, watch your temperatures and keep the engine bay clean from debris while doing this. The heat could catch the debris on fire if theres alot, depending on what your cutting.
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    Make sure the 1 way and 2 way hydraulics are activated with the detent, the 1 way allows the back pressure to drain out, while the 2 way holds the pressure because the attachment has to run in the opposite direction, it does make a difference, I ran a rock rake all day on Monday and it made the engine run cooler, but I had to switch it off to raise the rake head to dump.
  4. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 656

    I use it in single flow mode...if the hog is bogging down I get the same result with the boom/tilt action not responding too well.

    Just wish the manual had some more specifics. Guess I could get a temp guage for the hydro's...that would be informative.

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