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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by liquidforcedude7, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Messages: 285

    hey yall I was wondering wear gear driven w/bs fall in, like are gears better then belt?? and whats the life of gears?? Cuase I know my deere push mower is gear driven and the gears are about to go and its soo heavy without being self propelled it'll basically be worthless.
  2. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    I'm not real sure, but I'm pretty sure that they are the same.
  3. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    Same thing a gear driven WB & a belt driven WB are the same. Going downhill they suck out loud on a flat surface they are at home, Going up a small incline they do ok going across a slope you have to fight to keep the machine to keep it going straight. They also don't tend to do very well in wet conditions.

    If you have the cash buy a hydro. A hydo has instant reverse not reverse assist like a belt.

    A good belt drive could run ya $2,000+. Hydros usually start at $4,000+


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