Toro Walkbehind Problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by millsmowing, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. millsmowing

    millsmowing LawnSite Member
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    My 48 inch walkbehind won't go up even small hills with a velkie attached. It seems a little slow on flat ground also.In the past i've had no problems. It is a t-bar set up and i only weigh 210. Any ideas on what the problem is?
     
  2. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    Check to see if the belt from the engine to transmission has the propper amount of tension on it.
     
  3. Lawnboy5

    Lawnboy5 LawnSite Member
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    is it belt or hyrdo?
     
  4. millsmowing

    millsmowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    it's a belt drive.
     
  5. Blk94fiveOh

    Blk94fiveOh LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 112

    adjust (tighten) the traction belts...these things stretch fairly quickly especially with a velkie.
     
  6. gravedigger5

    gravedigger5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 505

    Keep a spray can of belt dressing in the truck. Comes in handy when out on the job and in a hurry, but only a temporary fix to slipping belts. Marc
     
  7. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    The belt from engine to trans is loose, tighten Idler. ED
     
  8. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    Try using 2 V-belts on each side, instead of the pricey traction belts. Cost about $8 for each belt.
     
  9. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,403

    It's likely your twin v belts have stretched and you just need to adjust the control rods. It could be the belt underneath that drives the transmission, but I believe recent model Toros have a spring loaded idler arm. It could be frozen from lack of lubrication and grime, though, so check it too.
     

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