Walker speed up (spring)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ksland, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    I have read all the info on this and here is my dilema. I just purchased a speed up kit for my walker. I am just finding out now that it is the wrong kit, its for an MD not an MT #7246 and #8246 is what I need. Well the correct kit #8246 has the same pulley, the #7246 has the pulley and a belt. After going through the run around trying to make the belt fit it turns out you use the stock belt with the #8246 kit. Finally figured this out. Now I have seen talk of a heavier spring than stock. It does not come with the #8246. How do I get it?:dizzy:
  2. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 446

    E-mail Walker or call them if your dealer dos'nt have it.
    They respond very Quickly.
  3. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    hardware store, lowes, etc................ 1"dia. X 4"long extension spring, high carbon steel.
  4. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    i too have been hearing about the speed up kit. does it shorten any lifespan (extra stress) on the early hydros? about how much do these kits cost on avg?

    i have a '98 20hp 42" GHS.
  5. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    no extra stress, they sell for $20 +/-

    well worth it!
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    It is definately worth it. Easy to put on. Makes it a little quicker in the flats.
    There will be a learning curve with it because the sticks will be much more responsive. (or jumpy if you pull too fast) Not an impossible task and it will make you a better operator.
  7. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    I have speedup kits on my 16 and on my two 20 hp. They work great. Never had a minute's problem. It sure does make a difference. You have to slow down a little in high grass or clover.

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