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Upgrading hydro's.......can it be done?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dwost, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

    Ok, just curious. I purchased a new Gravely Pro G 1548 WB this spring. I was curious what the cost would be to upgrade it to a hydro? Anyone ever do this on this or any other unit? What is a ballpark $ for the hydros and the parts? TIA.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Cost? About as much as you could buy a hydro unit for.
  3. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    too much...hydros..$400+/- @, wheel motors...$400+/-@, hubs $80@, hoses....reservoir???

    unless you can find a used one with blown engine....i'd sell the belt and buy a hydro
  4. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    It would cost a fortune, and then the controls would be different.

    It would be worse than taking a new gasoline Chevy truck and converting it to a diesel engine.

    Anything is possible, but save your time and $ sell the belt/gear drive and buy a hydro machine.

  5. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Sounds to me like you have a nice new & low hour machine to either sell your self or use as a trade in with the dealer. This would be a huge and expensive undertaking. If you can afford to do it you might want to keep this machine as a backup for as a machine to start another worker with.

  6. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,667

    Thanks to all for the info. I was just curious as this is used for my yard only. The belt drive is perfect for what I'm doing with it, just wanted to see what would be the process to possibly upgrade it if I ever wanted to. Thanks again!!
  7. As what is posted above plus, it won't fit on your power farme.

    Cost...............More than what is will cost you to buy a beand new hydro mower.

    Sell mower and buy a hydro, or keep and suffer.

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