Lesco 36 wb hydro acting up!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by matthew horner, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 36" lesco hydro walkbehind. Lately, it is sluggish up hills and getting up the trailer ramp. It does not pull, so I don't think Its a pump.
    Any ideas? Thanks,
    Matthew
     
  2. lucforce

    lucforce LawnSite Member
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    In order of likelyness:

    Hydro belt and/or pulleys.

    Low hydro fluid.

    Low engine rpm.

    Weak pump.

    Failing wheel motor.
     
  3. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    What could be the problem with a pulley? None of them show signs of bad bearings. The belt seems tight too. I keep the engine up like it should be, not rpm problem.
    Thank you,
    Matthew
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    When was the hydro. fluid and filter changed last ? Make sure the bypass valves didn't vibrate loose.
     
  5. matthew horner

    matthew horner LawnSite Senior Member
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    hmmmmm, i just got it used. It seemed well taken care of. Fluid is full, but I don't know when it was changed (I think it is motor oil) nor do I know about the filter. I'll check the bypass valve. It seems like it can "catch up with itself" if you know what I mean, then run out of steam?
    Matthew
     

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