Hydro Gear vs. Tuff Torq!

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Just purchased a new Craftsman YTS4000 model 289280 based on reading here I assumed it had a TT. To my suprise it has a Hydro gear T2. Is the hydro gear really that bad? Should I take this back and dump it on sears lap?
 

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I wouldn't be surprized that they swap around given the current climate. They used mostly TT 2yrs back or so, HG before that... Either way, I wouldn't sweat it the least. As long as you don't push them beyond their limits, keep the housing clean so it stays cool and do a dump/fill afer awhile you're good to go. Joel
 
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 Originally Posted By: JTK
I wouldn't be surprized that they swap around given the current climate. They used mostly TT 2yrs back or so, HG before that... Either way, I wouldn't sweat it the least. As long as you don't push them beyond their limits, keep the housing clean so it stays cool and do a dump/fill afer awhile you're good to go. Joel
How many hours do you recommend to change it out Joel??
 

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 Originally Posted By: lexus114
How many hours do you recommend to change it out Joel??
It depends on how/where it's used. If you've got heat, hills and use it several hours at a time, I'd do it every ~100-150hrs. Joel
 
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Off subject, when I was 12 or 14 years old, my cousin got a job at Tuff Torq. Guess what it was? To drive a lawnmower around a big circle track for the whole day. Nice job for a 12 year old. He did it for a couple of years. Just thought I'd mention this :-)
 
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