Smallest dual hydro?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JFizzle, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. JFizzle

    JFizzle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Ok fellas. I've been doing searches on here and all over the internet hoping to find a dual hydro walk-behind that is smaller than 36." I need one for some of my residentials that have slopes and even some smaller commercial stuff. The only thing I've found is the Stander- but I want to be able to walk it.

    Does anyone make a dual hydro smaller than 36"?

  2. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    The answer is the wright stander. Why do you want to be able to walk it?
  3. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    Wright also makes the Velke Mower...Dual Hydro 32" size.
  4. JFizzle

    JFizzle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    There are a few sloped areas that are kind of tight. It just seems walking it would be safer and give me more control.
    Thanks for the replies. Anything Else?
  5. bullethead

    bullethead LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 273

    Been doing the same thing - Conclusion - the Wright Velke is the only 32" dual hydro walk behind out there
  6. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    It looks like Bob-Cat makes a 32" dual hydro that only comes in a fixed deck model. I copied these specs from the website.

    Hydrostatic drive with dual pumps and wheel motors; Belt from engine to hydro input shafts
    Axle 1 in. (25 mm) diameter
    Drive Belt from engine to hydro input shafts; hydrostatic drive to wheels
    Hydraulic Capacity 1.2 gal. (4.6 l) with 25-micron filtration
    Brakes Hydrostatic provides dynamic braking; dual-wheel parking brake

    All Models Rear (2) 16 x 7.50-8 4-ply turf tread tubeless
    Fixed Deck Front (2) 9 x 3.50-4 4-ply smooth tread with tube
    Floating Deck Front (2) 11 x 4.00-5 4-ply smooth tread with tube

    Anti-scalping Smooth-tread pneumatic caster wheels ; 5" height adjustable rollers on selected floating decks
    Steering Fingertip levers at handles control independent power ot each wheel for moving, stopping and power turning
    Controls Throttle; speed selector/tracking levers; wheel drive traction levers with locks; blade drive switch; dual-wheel parking brake; operator-presence controls; keyed on/off switch (on/off/start switch on electric start models)
    Speed (maximum) 6 mph (9.6 km/h) forward; 2mph (3.2 km/h) reverse
    Turning Radius True zero


    Transport Width (chute up)

    54" Deck Model 55.75" (142 cm)
    48" Deck Model 48" (122 cm)
    36" Deck Model 36.5" (93 cm)
    32" Deck Model 32.6" (83 cm)


    54" Deck Model 337 lbs. (153 kg) floating; 290 lbs. (132 kg) fixed
    48" Deck Model 290 lbs. (132 kg) floating; 250 lbs. (113 kg) fixed
    36" Deck Model 235 lbs. (107 kg) floating; 200 lbs. (91 kg) fixed
    32" Deck Model 220 lbs. (100 kg)
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,690

    You can walk the 36" Standar....don't know about the 32" but we ocassionally walk along when we are close to street on slope where we might slip the unit off onto the roadway.
  8. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    Do you have the operator presence system disabled? I know you can walk them when the blades are not engaged but I think if you get off with the blades spinning it will either turn the blades off or shut the engine down.

    As for Bobcat, I dunno exactly what they make anymore...LOL. The stuff on the website is not up to date as they are changing the entire walkbehind lineup. I dont think they are offering any floating deck walkbehinds for now. The gear drives are all going to be on the "classic" chassis but with dual belts and Kawasaki engines. The briggs and kohler models are going away as are the big tire gear drive models. The hydro line I have no idea about. I dont remember seeing a 32" in there, but I could be mistaken.
  9. gibsonsg311

    gibsonsg311 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I know exmark did make a 32" Viking Dual Hydro, don't know if its still in production. I remember seeing one on ebay a few months ago.
  10. pixr99

    pixr99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    The small Viking now is the 36". Same for the Turf Tracer. They do the fixed deck, gear-driven Metro in 32" though.

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