Making my w/b faster???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by slapshotmike24, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. slapshotmike24

    slapshotmike24 LawnSite Member
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    I wanted to know if I could get a little bit more speed out of my old Bobcat W/B. Its belt drive. Any help would be appreciated. :confused:
     
  2. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,846

    Bigger wheels - Faster engine speed - Different pulley ratio if it is belt driven. - Personally I would buy a mower that fulfills your speed requirements at the factory setting. Thanks, Brad
     
  3. slapshotmike24

    slapshotmike24 LawnSite Member
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    How would I get a faster engine speed???
     
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    slap--I understand your question but I don't understand how you can expect to cut grass much faster than its designed top speed.

    please explain!

    GEO :confused:
     
  5. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nitrous Oxide:cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    put a v-tech on your honda ;)
     
  7. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
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    I was being a bit facetious on the comment about engine speed. You do not want to do that. You can by wiring the govenor open, but you will probably blow the engine up. I was serious however as to buy a mower that has factory speed that matches your needs.
     
  8. slapshotmike24

    slapshotmike24 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    You all have a good point. I definitly don't want to mess with the govener. Although i think that a few engine mods might help it. I know engines pretty well and I think i could squeeze a bit more out of it. I would like to try the ratios of the pulleys. I know I would burn up the gearbox quicker but I just want to get a little more out of it before i buy a new mower.
     

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