Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    40
    Location
    West-Central Indiana
    Tractor
    Yanmar 1401D

    Default Zero Turn Mower Hydraulic Question

    I have a Toro zero turn mower. My wife is the full time operator and I just keep it maintained for her. She has been saying that the left side tire doesn't respond or move as quickly in reverse after she has been mowing for some time. When it is hot, the lever will move the left side backwards slowly or not at all. She is not spinning a tire. Any advice?
    Yanmar YM1401D, 4ft tiller, 4ft Howse Brush Cutter, 6ft Rear Blade, Pallet Forks, 6ft Woods Finish Mower, 30in Dirt Scoop

  2. #2
    Silver Member davemhughes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    162
    Location
    Ft.Riley KS
    Tractor
    SAME 43hp turbo charged 4cyl diesel w/fel

    Default Re: Zero Turn Mower Hydraulic Question

    The very first thing I would do given the very limited product info you gave is change the Hyd filter and change the hyd fluid then see if makes a difference. As it only happens after the mower has been in operation a while I think this is the first step. Your choice, but been told by several ZTR wrenches to change the fluid to synthetic. My new CC fluid got changed after 1hr of operation.
    12k 20ft Equip Trailer
    Bobcat 863 Skid Steer- Currently needs fuel pick up installed
    Country Clipper Boss Liquid cooled 72in ZTR
    Country Clipper Boss Liquid Cooled 60in ZTR - Head gasket blown
    2006 40hp turbo diesel SAME 4x4 tractor w/
    Front end loader
    Pto tillers, box blade, rock rake, 7ft brush cutter, disc, straight blade, tooth bucket, pallet fork

  3. #3
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    322

    Default Re: Zero Turn Mower Hydraulic Question

    You might also want to check the hydraulic hoses, if this machine has high hours, or age on it. One of the handiest tools for diagnosis of hydraulic problems is a hand held infra red thermometer, just point it at the component you suspect, and see if the pump, hose, motor, bearing etc. is hotter than the one(s) that are running right.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    40
    Location
    West-Central Indiana
    Tractor
    Yanmar 1401D

    Default Re: Zero Turn Mower Hydraulic Question

    The hydraulic system is all self contained - one for each side/rear wheel. I don't have visible filters or hoses. It runs off a belt that looks good. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Yanmar YM1401D, 4ft tiller, 4ft Howse Brush Cutter, 6ft Rear Blade, Pallet Forks, 6ft Woods Finish Mower, 30in Dirt Scoop

  5. #5
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    322

    Default Re: Zero Turn Mower Hydraulic Question

    Kind of hard to diagnose that which is unknown. Need model #, approximate age would be nice. Failing that, pictures would probably be helpful.

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    2
    Location
    Beebe AR.
    Tractor
    Toro 4200 Time Cutter

    Default Re: Zero Turn Mower Hydraulic Question

    Need a little help, plastic pulley fell apart and the bearing went out so I replaced the pulley and now the z turn will not go forward or reverse the belt is on and the slides that you can move to roll the mower freely are in the correct area this is my first zero turn its a Toro 4200 Time Cutter I made the mistake of buying used because was not sure if I wanted to spend that much on a zero turn before I knew if I would like them or not, 1200 dollars guess ya get what ya pay for was hoping more the three times of mowing. Thanks for any help in this matter also the pulley is turning that comes down from the motor shaft.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.