Walker "speed-up kit" & losing control??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tomt, May 15, 2003.

  1. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    I need to increase the speed of my 26 hp walker, but am wondering how much control you lose after the installation of the kit.
    I still have many confined space properties. Is the trade off worth it???
  2. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    Listen the mower will only go as fast as you want it to. That is what those two things between your legs are for!:D :D :D
  3. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    You got two, I only got one, maybe that's the problem
    :D :D :D :D :drinkup:
    Thanks a lot.
  4. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    We have speed up kits on 3 of our Walkers, works great and cheap$$$$ carry a spare belt with you, thats the down fall if you climb alot of steep hills like we do they burn our faster!
  5. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    2 are for working one is for playing:D
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    LOL You Guys are GREAT!!!!!
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I might suggest not playing while work also.

  8. The Plant Poet

    The Plant Poet LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 31

    It also burns out your hydro pumps faster.
  9. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I have a 26 hp walker also,and,so far,I have never used top speed cutting grass. How fast do you guys want to go. If you go to fast with a walker,the grass will lay down. An exmark will do a much better job of actually cutting the grass while going fast.
  10. shearbolt

    shearbolt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    I have over 4000 hours on two of my Walkers with the smaller pulley. Both had their Kohlers replaced; same hydros.

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