How to tell what type a mower is - hydro or belt

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Supper Grassy, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How can i tell what is driving a walk behind
    belt, hydro or other
     
  2. DCE

    DCE LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look around the drive wheel area. If it's a belt drive you can see the belt. If hydro, you can see the high pressure lines running to and from the wheel motor.
     
  3. markahurley

    markahurley LawnSite Senior Member
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    hydro drives have hydro motors.
    belt drives have belts. :)
     
  4. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, just makiing sure
     
  5. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    IF you can't tell immediately from 20 feet away then do yourself a big favor and let your friendly local dealer do everything for you!!
     
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    Well the problem with "the other" is, you have to pay close attention to the backs of the drive wheels. Because in the early days they used to be hamster driven. Just like a hamster wheel. And we all know hamsters don't live that long. And gosh forbid you go thru any standing water, well just put it this way, you'll be going to the pet store mighty quick to get a new drive system.

    Matt
     
  7. markahurley

    markahurley LawnSite Senior Member
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    i make it a habit not to bash any brands, but if you do decide to go with the "other," it is worth pointing out you'll have to be on the constant look out for for PETA--they've been really cracking down lately.
     
  8. kjslawn

    kjslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I thought this was a joke
     
  9. bigclawn

    bigclawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    it's no joke---these people are honest to God alive
     
  10. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
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    This guy has NO business running a commercial mower, hes going to hurt himself
     

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