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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by clutch20, May 28, 2014.
What is the difference between a belt, hydro etc. Advantages? Disadvantages?
Main mower on a business I'd get a hydro. Belt is a good back up or back yard mower but would be a tad slower with a velke and also doesn't do well in wet grass as the belts will slip. Belts don't have true reverse it's more of an assist. Belts are about half price of a hydro. Hydros use the drive system that sit down and stand on zero turns use. When something breaks on a hydro system it usually close or exceeded $1000 bucks to repair. A belt can be fixed by any handy man for 200 bucks in an hour or two.
Hydro if you plan on using the mower a lot. The REAL reverse really helps out when you get into tight spots.
Also the hydro has the ability to hold a downhill. The belt will just take off on you
Hydro is more money out front for the original purchase but the paybacks are great
so all zero turns run on hydro? And what would you recommend for a small number of accounts, under 10?
Depending if they all had to be done in a day. If you can take your time I'd save the money and buy a belt. Much cheaper entry point and super easy to work on and keep up on maintenance. They're a good bit lighter too. A belt 36 is probably 200 lbs lighter than a hydro.