Quick's "bulletproof" drive system

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnsaspire, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    The other day i was talking to a guy from BOP and he made the comment that the drive system on the Quick mowers is "bulletproof." I've heard that before as I have one, but what does that mean to me? It's not like I'm gonna shoot the thing, unless it stops running. I just thought I'd ask do any other companys make this claim?
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    No but then most other companies don't make their own drive systems, at least
    not the transmission itself, now whether Quick does it, that I could not tell you.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Quick's not making their own drive. I'm not sure about the SD mowers but the dual hydros are Hydrogear, just like a lot of other mowers.

    lawnaspire, the guy at BOP isn't being literal. It's a saying that used to describe something that someone thinks is tough.
  4. GPDesign1

    GPDesign1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Lawnsaspire: As Richard said, it's a figure of speech. It's made, however, from an underlying truth.

    How long the drivetrain of any mower will last is a function of how hard it's working (pump/motor internal hydraulic pressures, beam-load on gear teeth, etc.). How hard the drivetrain is working is very much a function of how much the mower weighs. With equal drivetrains, a light mower will last longer than a heavier one- exponentially. Quick's are the lightest-weight (pound-wise) mowers in their class. That's why the drive systems last longer- they're not lugging-around a bunch of dead-weight.

    When testing our Dually-series mowers, we found that the drives worked the same at 2000 hours as they did when brand-new. Little strain= little wear= little change in performance.

    Hope this helps!

  5. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    I have the understanding that the drive system on the quick is designed for a bigger and heavier machine. It makes sense to me that a smaller lighter machine will not hurt the drive system as much making it last much longer. Nothing is completely "Bulletproof". I have seen people that are able to break an anvil with a feather! I know I married one of these people. With that being said I will be going into my 4th season with my Quick and I can honestly say the drive system abosolutely perfoms as it did when new, as well as the rest of the machine. Just my .02.
  6. demhustler

    demhustler LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,322

    does Quick transmission has limited slip differential feature or lock?
    or it just the same as used on regular lawnmowers (tractors), BillyGoat WB, etc?

    without lock or LSD such transmission absolutely useless on the slopes:
    due to differential, our 33'' BillyGoat with regular mech. tranny just can't go at any slope or hill sideways - upper wheel spinning and lower stand still

    though it can be modified (RM did) - but next time i'll think twice if i want such kind of transmission

    pict: transmissions with Diff. lock feature (//tufftorq.com/

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2009

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