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ferris hydrowalk sd hydro system

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gandk06, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Does anyone know if the hydro system on a 2004 ferris hydrowalk sd is a sealed system? I just bought it used a couple of weeks ago and went to my dealer to order the hydro filter. I got home and went to change the fluid and don't see a filter on it:dizzy:

    Because it was used I don't have the manual for it and it is not on-line. The dealer looked it up on their system and it showed a filter but it's not there. Maybe he was looking at the wrong machine?:confused:

    Any help?
     
  2. hydro drive

    hydro drive LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    What type of drive does it have?

    Pump and wheel motors or Intergrated Zero turn tranny?
     
  3. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    good question. not quite sure. it is a single hydro unit if that helps.
     
  4. hydro drive

    hydro drive LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Single Hydro Per side?

    If so There might be a Yellow Zinc guard covering the Oil Filter that needs to come off first before the filter. It is sort of a filter guard
     
  5. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    one hydro drives both wheels at the same time.
     
  6. hydro drive

    hydro drive LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Can you post what the drive looks like? Take a pic? and post it

    Thanks
     
  7. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Sure. I can do that. But don't think it will help. The filter they gave me is the size of car oil filter. Now the one on my Cub Tank is a small drop in filter that is under a cover. There is no way this filter is hidden under any cover. Just wondering if it is possible that it is closed hydro system that does not have a filter and the fluid can't be changed out. I know other people have or have had this same mower on this site. Wondering if any of them could chime in a share their knowledge.

    thanks,
     
  8. hydro drive

    hydro drive LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Sounds good. Do you have a model and who makes the tranny.

    ANy body else???
     
  9. 2tall

    2tall LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    The Ferris SD is a closed system. There is no filter to change. I have had mine 13 years and have never changed the hydro fluid. Mower still works and runs like the day I bought it.
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Wow, you have one of the good one's that were built like a brick, well you know. I had a 1993 Woods (built by Ferris) 36" SD and that was a mower and a half.

    To get back on topic...

    The new Ferris SDs don't have an easily changable filter. Some of them have a small internal filter I believe. I wouldn't worry about the fluid unless you see a large leak, not seepage.
     

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