replacement hoses

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by czernick, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. czernick

    czernick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm in the need of some replacement hoses for my mower. Where do you guys find the best options to fix your equipment?
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
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    What mower do you have?:drinkup:
  3. czernick

    czernick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Deere 7 Iron II
  4. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    Don't know your area but I would look up a local hydraulic hose maker, usually they can make your exact hose or better for the same or less then to purchase and wait for shipping from Deere(hoses not usually stocked).
    Good Luck:drinkup:
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    Try Colliflower. Lots of locations, the one in our area is excellent at making hoses same day, most of the time. A little more pricey than I like, but excellent service. If you know the lengths, and they are a standard length like an even 2,3,4' length, for example, you could try TSC farm and country, if they don't have it you will find out what TSC stands for. Also, If you know the length and size, and want to get it sight unseen, try, or Good luck.:waving::waving:
  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I have a Z-trak (717A). Your need of new hydro hoses leads me to ask the question: Why? What failed (is failing?) on the existing ones. If your deck is a 7 Iron II deck, then your Z-trak is only a couple of years old.

    Or, have I made a wrong assumption about your equipment? Is it a w/b, not a ZTR? Even so, my question remains. What happened that you need to have a replacement?
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Some of the larger NAPA auto parts stores make hydro hoses as well....
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not to hijack the thread, but how do the hoses fasten to the pumps and motors? I have a w/b and ZTR, but have never had to touch the hoses (thank you!!!). But, it looks like the hoses have fixed fittings, that is no swivel. Does this mean that one unit (pump or motor) must be removed so that the hose can be screwed into the pump/motor? I would think that one could not get enough turns from a hose already run between these two units, without taking one of them out.

    I have thought about this matter on many occasions, "... how would I get a new hose fitted between these two units?" Taking out an old one is not the issue (knife, saw?). Do these hoses have a metal mesh inside? Getting a new one installed looks like it could be a challenge. I would assume a new fitting would need at least two (three?) turns when screwed firmly into the pump/motor.

    If the fittings turn relative to the hoses, then no problem. But, it looks like that is not the way they are made.

    This is not an issue for me NOW, but I want to be prepared with a strategy IF confronted with the repair.
  9. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    Most motor hose fittings will have a swivel fitting on both ends, even if they don't look like it. If I am replacing the hose, you can be damned well sure, it will. On the last job I had to replace a hose on a motor, I had to take a chopsaw and cut a perfectly good spare 1" combination wrench in half to get the clearance to turn the wrench. Its a good idea to buy a few spares, in the right sizes for your applications.:hammerhead:
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,558

    Our Scag WB only has swivel on one end, so to replace drive motor I had to take hose loose at pump but no big deal.

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