lesco viper help!

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by zierer89, May 27, 2013.

  1. zierer89

    zierer89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    i just bought a lesco viper and the motor runs solid the deck runs and operates but the machine doesn't move period. im stuck on what it could be I figured if the hydros were bad they wouldn't both be out at the same time which makes me think its something else. one of the gearboxes inside the tires is leaking pretty bad and the fluid is about 4 inches from the top of the tank (don't know the exact fill level it has to be).also the electrical wiring is pretty butchered one of the hand bars safety levers is zip tied on permanently. basically im lost it doesn't move at all levers have pressure hydro fans spin I just cant get the machine to move ANY HELP IS GREATLEY APPRECIATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if what you want to say is easier to explain on the phone give me a call 815-861-2789 please don't call after 10 central time.
  2. jeannewyatt

    jeannewyatt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Check the disinguage levers on the hydros. Should be one on each side. Make sure they are both pushed in, not in the holder to hold them out. If not that, then there is probably air in the system. Jack both rear tires off the ground and move levers forward and reverse in approx 15 to 20 second intervals to get the air out. If this doesn't help try moving this thread to the mechanic and repair section.
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  3. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,025

    is there a belt that powers the hydros? I bought a lesco walkbehind once and had the same problem. Turned out the idler pully froze up and the belt that powered the pumps was broke.

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