hydraulic motors?

Discussion in 'Toro' started by mysteryman, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. mysteryman

    mysteryman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241


    A question that has been bugging me...why do mower decks (ie Turbo Force, etc) rely on pulleys and belts as the drive source rather than individual hydraulic motors? I would imagine it's due to a cost restriction or maybe even a motor speed or space restriction, but I am curious as to why a larger pump isn't installed and 'tapped-off-of' to drive blade hydraulic motors, especially since most mowers already have hydraulics on-board. I thank you for your response.
  2. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    You are correct, mysteryman. Hydraulic motors can certainly be used to drive cutting deck spindles, in fact in some Toro wide area mower applications, that's exactly what is done. You have also accurately identified two of the reasons that hydraulic deck drives are not utilized on Toro's Landscape Contractor Equipment products. Both cost and space constraints tend to make hydraulic deck drives less attractive in these applications.

    -The Toro Company
  3. mysteryman

    mysteryman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    Thank you.

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