lesco hydro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by youngbuck, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. youngbuck

    youngbuck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    i bought a used 36 lesco hydro i have always had belt driven mowers and i don't know if their is something wrong with it or if its me but i don't like. it was really bad when the grass was wet i could not control the beast!
  2. Diablo

    Diablo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    hey youngbuck, it just takes little time to get used to. When I switched from belt drives to hydro's I had the same problem, after a week or two with your new mower you will never go back.:usflag:
  3. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    I've never run a hydro walk behind but our small Z with the narrow tires, possibly like your deck mower, is very touchy and precise. The big Dixons,with Parker pumps, wheel motors and wide tires are almost impossible to spin. I run our small Z with light pressure rather than actually moving the sticks. Just feel and practice and you should do fine. Hydros rule!!!:)
  4. youngbuck

    youngbuck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    this 36 has bigger tires then my 52!
  5. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    What is you're exact problem, when you say can't control it, is the unit not tracking straight. Give us a little more info on the lack of control you are experiencing from the mower.Is the mower leaving divots in the turf.
  6. youngbuck

    youngbuck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    when i squeeze the right trigger the wheel gos backwards and tares things up and the grass was wet so it wasn't good
  7. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    running a hydro takes a light touch. if you squeeze the lever al the way it will reverse. that is what it is designed to do to make slight turns or corrections just squeeze a little bit. the linkages are adjustable also so that you can make sure that both take the same amount of pressure to turn or reverse. take it easy and use a light touch and let the mower do the work.
  8. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,517

    Ditto on the light touch, Then again pistol grip and ECS style controlls are hard to get used to IMO. One more reason to love the Hustler controlls right paul...lol

    With everyday use your will get the hang of it real fast.
  9. youngbuck

    youngbuck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    the deck likes to lift up on its own real easy any suggestions
  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Like PaulJ said. Just take it easy and squeeze the handles slow. You will get the hang of it.

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