toro wheel horse riding mower, goes slow..

littlejo28602(nc)April 11, 2010

I have a 12 yr old toro wheelhorse riding mower that has gotten so slow my 80 yr old mom can walk beside me while I mow. Any clues at to what could be wrong??? THanks for all your help!

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baymee(LehighValleyPA)

Not enough info.

Hydrostatic or belt-driven Peerless transaxle?

In the latter case, the belt could be stretched beyond usability.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2010 at 8:51PM
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littlejo28602(nc)

it is Hydrostatic..

    Bookmark   April 11, 2010 at 9:47PM
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tomplum

"my 80 yr old mom can walk beside me while I mow. Any clues at to what could be wrong???" Well, your mom should be the one on the seat if she's 80 y/o...
If the belt is good, and the brake isn't dragging- I'd say the hydro is getting tired. If this is an HXL, they aren't meant to be serviced- but you can try removing the transaxle and doing an oil change and it may help things along. You can even download a service manual at toro.com

    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 12:13AM
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baymee(LehighValleyPA)

When the hydro on my Wheelhorse went bad, it would no longer pull hills, but went fine on flats.

I got an extra two years out of it by changing the oil from the original 20W to 90W

    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 6:20AM
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