36" WB Help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ctclawncare, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ctclawncare

    ctclawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I'm in the market for a 36" walkbehind, I have noticed the price diffrence in belt and hydro is there any problems with going to a belt drive for a secondary mower?
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  2. Jhill19

    Jhill19 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 293

    As a secondary, as a backup? I dont see why it would be a problem if you aren't going to be using it a whole lot, advantages with a hydro are: easier maneuverability, I think they are easy to maintain, no slippage of belts when wet or on a hill, automatic reverse and no switching gears when needed.
  3. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

  4. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I saw a floating deck 36" toro t-bar belt drive with 15hp Kohler on ebay a week ago for just $800, and that was with a bagger. I believe it was located in your general area. It looked to be in decent shape but got no bids. You might try looking them up to see if they still have the unit for sale. I had that same machine years ago and was satisfied with how it cut and the t bar is easy to use for a belt drive. Assuming it runs well that's a bargain.

    Here is the link to the completed auction at ebay

  5. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Wow that looks like one solid mower. I would check that out if I were you.
  6. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,062

    No returns? tell him you will pick it up this weekend for $500.
    I would...

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