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rc26 vs rc 28? noob who doesnt know. :-)

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by sdk1968, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. sdk1968

    sdk1968 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    im a newb to owning Hustler stuff & have some conflicting info...

    my manual says my Super Z ATZ has white RC28 wheel motors on it....

    but when i get a part number to come up it gives RC26CCW in a lot of places...

    are these motors the same?

    got this to climb my hills & im pretty sure its got the wrong wheel motors on it...

    because it runs about 15 MPH & it wont climb the hill with the deck running..

    thought it was supposed to run about 9MPH & climb like a goat?

    anybody got some info for me?


  2. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    Step 1
    what's the serial number?
  3. sdk1968

    sdk1968 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    think my last post got lost....

    model number is #927186

    serial number is #06021020

    picture of it is in my avatar. :)


  4. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    It didn't get lost. I found that the manuals say RC28 also. That machine is 7 years old and I wanted to check with the factory for back up. Unlike us they don't work on the weekends. You sent it Friday at 5:45 and everything was shut down.

    Brian O
  5. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    There was a miss print by part smart on those wheel motors. You have RC 26's in your unit, which are HT. When you push your sticks forward at the base of the hill it draws power right before the hill requires more torque. Be sure your engine is running at 3600 , blades sharp, clean filters,length of grass bunch of reasons for issues. Climbing a hill I would back off the sticks a bit.
    If you have a lot of hours on the machine it wont be running like a new one. Age does slow all of us down.

    Brian O
  6. sdk1968

    sdk1968 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93


    first i want to thank you for checking into this.. so THANK YOU!

    next want to ask if my machine then takes 2 of the CCW RC26's ? or is it the mix set? my manuals and the online ones all say that RC28 thing..

    i'll pull the numbers off the motors on it and see if maybe someone changed them.

    you've got my bizness if we need to change motors.

    as you mentioned:

    machine has just over 1,ooo hrs on it, so gave it a complete tune up...

    both air filters
    oil & filter
    hydraulic & filter
    Drive belt
    deck belt
    greased all zerks
    blades look pretty good

    went and did a pretty good cleaning on the whole machine. its actually really a nice looking/running machine & the cut on the grass was miles above what i had before.

    will post back when i actually have those numbers for you.


  7. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    Remember, I said part smart said 28's that was a misprint. they are 26's
  8. sdk1968

    sdk1968 LawnSite Member
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    Will try to get numbers off the wheel motors this weekend to see if they are the originals..

  9. hustlermidwest

    hustlermidwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    I completely forgot about this thread until Puppy reminded me. Here's what I got from the guys with that paper hanging on their walls.

    We talked to engineering, the 418 was the pump we used on the 03 production and after, there might have been other changes as we went but the 408 was started in about 10 so likely it was replaced in 10 or later. The numbers are spec numbers much like our engine spec numbers.
  10. sdk1968

    sdk1968 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93


    big thanx to you & Puppy for all your help on my toy.

    ive been going over this thing in every way..... Got spare wheel motors & going to get phmps so that i change it all at the same time when something goes out.

    i have a 418 pump & a 408 pump... Obviously someone changed 1 of them.

    interestingly enough it also has more power on 1 side...

    but this thing is awesome & the new kawi engine just made a BEAST out of it. :)

    Im very happy with the machine & the fun/tinkering jts gi ing me.


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