Exmark Metro Hydraulics

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Lawnguy8, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Lawnguy8

    Lawnguy8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I have an 2008 Exmark Metro with a 23hp Kawisaki engine. I just had the engine replaced and now the hydraulics on one side are not working. It was working fine before the blown engine but sat idle for 2 months before engine replacement. When jacked up the wheel turns when engaged but can easily be stopped with my hand. Thinking pump but it was fine before the engine failure. Any help would be appreciated
  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,189

    Is the bypass valve on the pump tight? How about the belt/routing?
  3. Lawnguy8

    Lawnguy8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Yes the bypass valve is tight. I'm thinking I will swap a pump from my other identical machine during the downtime on Thanksgiving and see what happens. The Hydraulics go right to a wheel motor, where are there belts?
  4. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,337

    Look under the mower...make sure the belt that turns the pumps is tight.
  5. Lawnguy8

    Lawnguy8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    OK Thanks. I'll check tomorrow
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    You mean Turf Tracer, right?
  7. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Check all you linkages that control the direction of the pump it may have been bumped.
  8. Lawnguy8

    Lawnguy8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    It was in the linkage! It is back up and running as of Yesterday. This was my first time using this site. Thanks all for your help!

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