Traveling one mile...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ALarsh, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
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    I have a Toro Z557 and I was checking to see if it is ok for the hydros/hydro fluid to drive one mile non-stop?
     
  2. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why wouldn't it be?
     
  3. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    I wasn't sure if the hydro fluids get too hot or something. I travel one mile, cut the grass (3/4-1 acre) and travel another mile back.
     
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    My truck broke down a couple years ago. I had to drive the Walker to Pep Boys 1/2 mile away. Got back and truck still not working. Made the drive again to get an ignition module (which worked) and never had any problems with mower hydros.
     
  5. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I could have walked faster than my walker would go....LOL
     
  6. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
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    should be fine ,cutting 1 acre of grass with a 72 inch mower is traveling about 3 miles ,and thats with blades on and constantly changing speeds and producing more heat, just cruising down the road is a cake walk for a mower
     
  7. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Ok, Thanks for the answers. I didn't want to mess up the hydros by traveling one mile on a normal basis.
     
  8. mikeyshane331

    mikeyshane331 LawnSite Member
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    the only thing i would worry about is if you are driving this mile a lot, is tires wearing out faster, but other than that i don't see a problem.
     
  9. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i used to do this, and no problems at all.
     
  10. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    I broke a Ujoint in my dakota on the freeway and I just unloaded the Deere and pulled the rig a little more then 2 miles to get off the freeway and to Tuffy at the end of the offramp, never a issue
     

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