belt drive walk behinds

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by bocat user, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. bocat user

    bocat user LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I have two old bobcat belt drive walk behinds. Both cut great, but tha trans goes in and out of engagement wen I run in 4th and 5th gear. Also, the tension on the drive belts keep slackin even after I've adjusted tge brake and pistol grip levers

    Anyone know wat causes this?
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  2. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,012

    You may want to try replacing the springs that put tension on the belts. I don't miss my belt drive Scags at all. Four hydro machines now and loving it.
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    yeah hydro is the way to go. if i wasn't such an impuls buyer i wouldn't have bought that 36" metro i bought when i first started. i would have got a viking instead.

    i'd like to replace the metro with a 36" grandstand but considering i only use the metro for 3 backyards a week the price of the grandstand is not a smart business move.

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