i wish my tthp went faster

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass disaster, May 5, 2005.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    i got a new mower and boy does it look nice when i get done with thiis thing.

    i just wish i could get some more speed out of the thing. expecially on the long straight a ways. there is plenty of power there and the grass cut is great. i have the velke 2X and it rides really well. i almost want to get off my cart and start pushing the mower.

    i really doubt there is anyway of making it faster without bigger tires. i just wanted to bring it up.
  2. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a proslide on my husqvarna and I too wish it went faster
  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    You go full out and it still cuts well? I was going to start a thread today, asking how fast tthp users cut. On average I have mine set at 4.5 or 5, but only 6 when transporting and not cutting. Of course it depends on whether you are mulching or discharging, heavy/thick growth or not.

    I almost bet you are discharging.
  4. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    yes i discharge and the grass was not very thick at all. by the way i have the 48" floater
  5. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    how can that be? my lazer hp uses the same deck as the tthp does it not? I can cut 4" of growth w/the mulch kit at 8 mph. btw, it only has an 18 kohler on it.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Try cutting downhill see if this helps.
  7. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    actually mr comedian it does help. it feels more like the proper speed when i fly down a hill.
  8. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
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    A hydro should go the same speed down the hill as it does on flat land. If it goes faster, either your tires are sliding, or something else is wrong :dizzy:

    Anyway, I have cut with my TTHP full out (on 6) for wide open areas, but most of my smaller residentials, I cut about 4.5. It does a great job, even at the higher speeds, but there is such a thing as going to fast in a confined space, trying to stop to fast, or turn to fast, and tearing up the grass. So thats why I limit it on the smaller props.

    I do wish the transport speed was higher though. It seems my Metro HP is faster in 5th gear. Maybe I should race them and see which one wins? ;)

  9. chuskey

    chuskey LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 40

    That's one of the reasons I went from an Exmark to a Hustler wb. Ground speed is 8 mph. I'm using a bullrider sulky so it really comes in handy on properties where I have a lot of pavement to cross.
  10. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I also cut at 4.5-5. I've cut at 6 but only when the grass was thin. I'm not saying the TTHP can't cut good at 6 (6.3mph), It's just around here with the many bumps on the lawns the mower would be bouncing around too much making it hard to stay in a straight line.

    TCLawn, I bet it's because your LHP has bigger wheels which help absorb bumps and keep you more in control.

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