The Hydro gear brake shoe for Hydro Gear has set the standard for heavy and light commercial cutting. It has a platform for cutting shaft transmission and heavy duty, light duty hydraulic pumps and wheel motors.
Hydro Gear brake shoe of this vintage have horizontal shaft engines mounted behind the operators seat and with the crankshaft facing forward. The crankshaft sticks thru a vertical pump mounting plate and v belt drives the pumps from behind the plate, the clutch is on the end of the crankshaft that sticks thru the plate. The rear of the engine has a fair amount of items mounted also.