Re: Dixon zero turn?
One nice thing about the cone drive is it takes hardly any hp to operate it as opposed to hydos which sap considerable hp just to operate them. When the cones start to chatter, growl, become noisy, it is a sign of uneven wear spots and will eventually cause cone to split, disintegrate. Might be able to "dress" them by gluing a 1" by 2-3" pc of 60 - 80 grit sand paper to 12" pc of 1/4" plywood and carefully smoothing surface while running being careful to not change contour of cone. I haven't tried that but have used that method to remove ridge around small end of cone.
You know they tried another "better idea" of making the cones steel and putting friction drive material lining inside the Discups. This was an expensive retro-fit and don't know how it worked out, only saw one of them. Not good enough obviously.
Last edited by Walt 2002; 05-11-2019 at 10:13 AM.