Adjusting hydros on older scag walk behind

jaybow

LawnSite Bronze Member
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Mi
Ok I have an older Scag hydro walk behind I just re powered and refurbished and I need to get the hydros adjusted to run evenly. Are there any tricks to the trade on this? I never ran the mower before I installed the new engiine, but the hydros seem very responsive, just not even with each other. I'm sure I can figure it out, just wondering if there is a technique to Simplify it, thanks!
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ed2hess

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Ok I have an older Scag hydro walk behind I just re powered and refurbished and I need to get the hydros adjusted to run evenly. Are there any tricks to the trade on this? I never ran the mower before I installed the new engiine, but the hydros seem very responsive, just not even with each other. I'm sure I can figure it out, just wondering if there is a technique to Simplify it, thanks!
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Kinda complicated to explain but watch out for wear in the parts that can create a problem. My WB has a knob that you turn for fine tuning. Just jack the unit up when doing the adjust so you can run it in place.
 
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jaybow

LawnSite Bronze Member
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Mi
I got them adjusted pretty well, but they are so darn sensitive. IDK, I will toy around with it once I finish getting the wiring and operator presence controls and all of that set up. The main thing that's nice on it is having reverse. I will be curious to see what kind of cut it will produce, but I may still sell the machine. A swivel wheel sulky seems the way to go on a hydro walk behind, but I love my jungle wheels on my old Toro T-Bar belt drive. I wonder how well the hydro T-Bar works, because the belt drive T-Bar is great, its just the reverse issue.
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douglee25

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TX
Also realize that any difference in tire pressure from one side to the other can affect the tracking of the mower.

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ed2hess

LawnSite Fanatic
I got them adjusted pretty well, but they are so darn sensitive. IDK, I will toy around with it once I finish getting the wiring and operator presence controls and all of that set up. The main thing that's nice on it is having reverse. I will be curious to see what kind of cut it will produce, but I may still sell the machine. A swivel wheel sulky seems the way to go on a hydro walk behind, but I love my jungle wheels on my old Toro T-Bar belt drive. I wonder how well the hydro T-Bar works, because the belt drive T-Bar is great, its just the reverse issue.
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If it is a floating deck and 36" those demand a high price since scag elimated it.
 

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