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Problem with steering loss - any help please?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by flyingscotsman, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. flyingscotsman

    flyingscotsman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    HI, I've a wee problem with a Hustler Z Kawasaki 23HP 60" blade model 926253 ser no. 01062075 :

    When cutting across hill (of 15% +) after apporx. 20 mins I start to lose steering control. The hydraulic oil (10W40) emulsifies and even starts boiling over and comes out of the tank.

    Going up and down the hill is not an option - there is a big drop into the sea at the bottom!

    The machine works fine on level (ish) areas for hours on end.

    I've noticed a few references to an additive, should I be using this? Any suggestions most appreciated.
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    The additive your speaking of is already in your oil, it is called Lubrizol.
    Sounds like some excessive heat from prolonged constant use on hills / slopes.
    Have your dealer contact our CS guys and they will be able to offer some good information.
    Your unit has a 2001 serial #, how many hours are on the unit ?
    I would also suggest a oil and filter change with the addition of the Lubrizol additive.


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