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toro wheel horse riding mower, goes slow..

Posted by littlejo28602 nc (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 11, 10 at 18:43

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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RE: toro wheel horse riding mower, goes slow..

  • Posted by baymee LehighValleyPA (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 11, 10 at 20:51

Not enough info.

Hydrostatic or belt-driven Peerless transaxle?

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


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RE: toro wheel horse riding mower, goes slow..

it is Hydrostatic..


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RE: toro wheel horse riding mower, goes slow..

"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


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RE: toro wheel horse riding mower, goes slow..

  • Posted by baymee LehighValleyPA (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 12, 10 at 6:20

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


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