my 48" is slow

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Amco Landscaping, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Amco Landscaping

    Amco Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    How do i get my 48" bobcat variable speed to go faster. Will changing the drive belts do it? or are there any other tricks

  2. slapshotmike24

    slapshotmike24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    One trick I know of is to change the pulley size. The only problem with doing this is you will eat up transmissions quick. You should be able to get the pulleys from a bearing or specialty parts store.
  3. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    Dreaming...belt WB will never go faster than 5-6mph, best mowing quality only @ 4th gear. Don't even think to go faster unless you get a Stander or a Z.
  4. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Ah the old variable speed bobcat. Those were the days... Sometimes it is a matter of glazed or worn belts, it's worth a try.
    Pulley change might do it, but then you have to find bigger belts. I had luck in replacing the tension springs on the bell crank. ( the whachamacallit that tensions the wheel belts)
    Make money with what you have and plan to upgrade.

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