1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about fertilization strategies for success with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Question on Hydro oil change for walk behind mower

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BIGDOGMN73, Nov 8, 2012.


    BIGDOGMN73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I'm looking to buy my first hydro walk behind mower. It's a 2004 Husky and I know hour wise it's around 300-400. I've noticed that when I drive it is a little jumping and will turn really sharp/quick and just isn't very smooth. I'm not sure if it's just me being new to the mower, does it need the hydro oil changed or is this the first sign of a hydro motor going out? I've only owned belt driven mowers to this point so I'm still getting use to hydro. Any thoughts?
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    When they are cold they tend to do that till the hydro warms up.
  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,157

    It's you!! It was me! I worked on one a couple of weeks ago, and on the test ride, that sucker was jumpy as h-e-l-l ! Took me a while to get semi used to it. The key is to set the ground speed lever ( the one in the middle with the knob) to just barely moving, then gradually bump it up with the palm of your hand. To me, the controls sucked! Glad I only had to work on it, and not use it!
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    My Toro, Scag or Kubots doesn't do that when cold...buyer beware.

    BIGDOGMN73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I figured it out. Husqvarna had released a service bulletin on it. There are a couple things out there to fix it..so all is good.

Share This Page