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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a23 hp Kawasaki 61" 2006 3 wheel. It cut great but

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I have a23 hp Kawasaki 61" 2006 3 wheel. It cut great but cannot go up a hill. My service man says it is the hydrostatic drive. The problem is worse as the lawnmower runs longer. He says no parts are available for this model now. Is that true. Any recommendations?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Recently bought this unit and it was already that what. It has 500 hour and is in great shape. It cuts great on level ground. There is a whine whenever the mover goes forward or backward like the fluid is partially blocked.
JA: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?
Customer: Where is the thermostat I have not checked filter or fluid.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: No. I would get a service tech
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Not that I know of.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This is a 2006 Ferris 61" 3 wheel.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

This has a single belt that drives both of the drive pumps, if both sides are equal, one is not slipping more than the other, you need to try replacing the drive belt from engine to the two hydraulic pumps! It is the only common part, that will affect right and left. Here is parts link showing the belt. Blow.