Moving a hydro mower that wont start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by pwoller, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. pwoller

    pwoller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    I got a project mower. Its a scag hydro walkbehind. Its in nuetral and it wont roll. the rear wheel s actually just skid across the gound. Do I have a hydro problem or is there a way to allow the rear tires to roll with the mower not running?
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,337

    You gotta release the hydros...
    Use a 5/8 wrench and loosen the relief valves about 1 on each pump
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  3. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

  4. pwoller

    pwoller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    Well that makes things much easier. That mower is heavy when your trying to drag it!
  5. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Haha I wish I would have asked that question before. I've dragged mine more times than I can count.
  6. pwoller

    pwoller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    I drug it off the trailer and into the garage leaving tire marks the whole way. Ask on the forum and now I'm moving it with ease by myself. Thanks guys!

    Now any one want to fix this thing for me. Original owner said it ran fine then cut out. Scag dealer said it needed a new carb. I'm starting with fresh gas and a good carb cleaning first.

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