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Metro HP 36" vs. Turf Tracer HP 36"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Conan, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. Conan

    Conan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I need a new primary lawn mower. Does the belt-drive really slip a lot when the mowing conditions are wet?
  2. Ozzie

    Ozzie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I don't know about the Metro but I just got a Turf Tracer hp 36 and I love it. I would tell anyone to get one, good luck in your decision
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I have a belt drive Metro and I've never had any problems. But I also don't work in rain.
  4. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    only one time has my belt fell off. It was on the trailer and had been pouring for a few minutes when i went to get it off. The belt fell off and i pushed it back on after a lil fight and went off to mow. Now i have been having many slips. It seem the small pin that holds the pulley for the belt got smacked off when that had happened. the pulley now slides back and forth slipping all the time wet and dry cant stand it. I havent choosen a hydro or gear for the 36 hp but i will try both soon at the exmark day at my dealer.
  5. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Posts: 1,540

    Different strokes for different folks but for me it's hydro drive or nothing.

    No slipping and wearing drive belts and no transaxle issues. Just smooth sailing until its time to replace a pump of wheel motor...which with quality componants and proper maintanance is a long, long time.

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