Hyrdo pumps going bad? Help diagnose!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by K.Carothers, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    I have a 48" Lesco(hydro). When I hit the throttle it starts to move then slows down. I have to let up and sometimes go backwards to get it moving. It doesnt do this going down hills. It will go a steady slow but when I put some power behind it, it slows. It has gottem worse now that the temps are lower.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

    KC
     
  2. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    when did you last check the belt?
     
  3. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    Just went down and took it off and bingo its worn in spots. I looked at in the field and didn't see anything. I need to be more thorough next time instead of fast paced.
    Thanks for your help

    KC
     
  4. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    so it is fixed yes?
     
  5. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124


    Another lesson for me- Have at least 1 backup belt for ALL my equipment needs. Will pick up 2 belts tomorrow.

    KC
     

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