Pump and wheel motor failure (hours)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, May 21, 2008.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    If you have had a pump or a wheel motor fail (or many failures) please give us the hours on the ZTR when the item failed, brand of ZTR, and brand of pump/motor if known. This could be helpful in choosing a ZTR since they such high price items.

    1. Pump/motor
    2. Hours at failure
    3. Brand or brands
    4. Price paid for replacement
     
  2. chesterlawn

    chesterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 703

    Had a motor go on a lazer wih 3600 hrs. I cost $700 with labor.
     
  3. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    John Deere Quicktrak A pump at less than 300 Hours Repairs about 1100.00
     
  4. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,123

    Well dang I guess I am excluded from this one. Our lazer hp has 2,200 hours and still going strong. The first blade clutch just went out on it today. Most guys have gone through 2 or more blade clutches in that many hours.
     
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    Buddy of mine just had one go on his SuperZ. Still covered under 2 year warranty. 600 some hours. Just went on Monday. Don't know the specifics yet.

    I seem to be about 100hrs behind him, so when his muffler broke, mine followed soon after. Hope it isn't so with this, as my warranty is up in 2 weeks or so!
     
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,088

    Tiger Cub Scag pump at 960hours. Scag 36" wheel motors at 1500 hrs...
     
  7. themowerman

    themowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 297

    It doesn't seem to matter the brand of machine as much as the way the machine is maintained and operated. Granted some machines have cooling systems and less restrictive plumbing and properly sized motors and pumps but most of the hydraulic failures are user induced. Let your hydro system warm up before using, run machine at 3/4 to full throttle when mowing or just moving machine around, change oil and filter at recommended intervals, bleed all air from system when servicing, don't let anyone stroke the controls when machine is not running, keep cooling systems clean, and don't spike system by jackrabbiting controls, make sure belts and pulleys are in good condition, and maintain proper engine rpms. These are just a few hints to keep your pumps and motors in good shape and to last. Most MFGs use the same brand hydro components.
     
  8. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869

    In 17 yrs only 1 failure and it was Hustlers wheelmotors at 380 hrs. Every other mower even my original mowers are still running in fact I just sold them a 1992 and a 1993 with each having over 3000 hrs easy. Plus I changed my Exmark pump and wheel motors out at 3500 hrs just to speed it back up. So my guess is some setups like Hustler had were just weaker than others.
     
  9. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Posts: 2,869


    Hey I got 675 hrs on mine now and have already had mine changed under warranty. But my warranty is running out in 2 months and even with new pumps and wheelmotors I'm tempted to sell. But it has had so much warranty work done to it I think it's in better shape now than when I bought it.:laugh:

    Which engine do you have ?
     
  10. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    cub tank 650 hours pump replacement under warrenty.....
     

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