hydro vs stick transmition
Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:09 PM
One thing I will say, When I worked at FARMALL the Boss of the Fork Truck garage also repaired/maintained the CC's they used to pull the trash hoppers around the plant. Those CC's were run 7-8 hrs per day, 5 & 6 days per week. And the carts were 4 ft wide x 8 ft long x 4 ft tall welded steel (heavy!) and FULL of everything from busted up wooden pallets to crushed cardboard boxes, sometimes they'd hook 2 & 3 carts together into trailer trains. And the Hydro's proved to be MUCH more durable than the gear drives with clutches. Just like automatic trans trucks are rated to tow more than manual trans trucks. All depends on how You take care of them!
Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:09 PM
I'm hoping that we get some real snowfall this winter so I can have some fun pushing snow with my 582, now that it's all back together. I could probably have a good bit of the street plowed out before the city snowplow even shows up, as slow as the city is ...
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:30 PM
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:47 AM
The hydro Cub I used to use for mowing, a 1710, was super on the flat, but it had a tendency to slow down on hills and embankments if you didn't keep after it.
I noticed that on my 1864 too. It will also slow down when making sharp turns if you are going slow enough. If you have your ground speed up then there's no problem.
Personally I prefer Hydro's over gear drives on a lawn & garden tractor.
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