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Discussion in 'eXmark' started by grasssin, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Yes I know it is a stupid question, but what EXACTLY does a hydro work? I getting a TT 48 soon and would like to know how my equipment works. Thanks
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Messages: 4,258


    For me the best and most basic example is a waterwheel used before more modern energy sources were discovered or implemented.

    In a water wheel system water flows down stream then onto the water wheel where the weight of the water and gravity force the wheel to turn creating a powered drive system.

    The hydro system is a lot like that except everything is sealed and we are adding a pump to replace the stream/river and gravity. The hydraulic pressure from the pump forces fluid into the vanes of the wheel motor which creates motion to power the drive wheels. Does that make a little more sense?

    Let me know if you have any further questions.



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