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1506cmo18
04-28-2011, 04:41 PM
I just purchased a 36 wb toro mower. I took the blades off to sharpen them and saw that the sails of the blade were facing downwards. However in toros manual it shows the sails facing upwards to the deck?

Which is it?

thanks

MJB
04-28-2011, 04:51 PM
Think about it , having the sails down blows against the grass, having the sails up lifts the grass. Which one sounds better to you?

KINGMADE
04-28-2011, 04:52 PM
Wonder if they sold it due to a bad job of cutting. ahahahah. Sails down would hang lower than the blade and make the grass look like a$$.

MJB
04-28-2011, 04:54 PM
If they came from the dealer that way I\d be careful about letting them work on anything.

MJB
04-28-2011, 04:58 PM
I just purchased a 36 wb toro mower. I took the blades off to sharpen them and saw that the sails of the blade were facing downwards. However in toros manual it shows the sails facing upwards to the deck?

Which is it?

thanks

Did it come from the dealer this way, or did you just make a mistake ? Don't worry I'm not picking on you I think everyone has done this once, but I'm not admitting to it.:waving:

1506cmo18
04-28-2011, 05:07 PM
Did it come from the dealer this way, or did you just make a mistake ? Don't worry I'm not picking on you I think everyone has done this once, but I'm not admitting to it.:waving:

haha no I was just doing maintenance today and I looked under the deck and the sails were down. I always thought they were up but just wanted to make sure.

I havent cut a piece of grass with it yet so I dont know how well it cut the grass with them down.

I bought it off an older gentlemen

KINGMADE
04-28-2011, 05:14 PM
haha no I was just doing maintenance today and I looked under the deck and the sails were down. I always thought they were up but just wanted to make sure.

I havent cut a piece of grass with it yet so I dont know how well it cut the grass with them down.

I bought it off an older gentlemen

old guy sold it because he could not figure out why it left circles in the yard.

Patriot Services
04-28-2011, 05:28 PM
Sails up, leading edge (sharp part) down.
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MJB
04-28-2011, 05:44 PM
old guy sold it because he could not figure out why it left circles in the yard.

How do you know that it would leave circles in the grass? You didn't .:laugh:

1506cmo18
04-28-2011, 05:46 PM
Sails up, leading edge (sharp part) down.
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leading edge is the side that only get one or two passes with the grinder corrrect?

the other edge gets grind a lot more to get the nicks out right?

poncho62
04-28-2011, 05:49 PM
Yeah, sails up.......This got me thinking though, about those Flymo mowers that they sold way back when, no wheels, floated like a hovercraft.....Remember them?..I wonder how they worked and how well they cut?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a2/Flymo-e25.jpg/220px-Flymo-e25.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flymo

KINGMADE
04-28-2011, 05:59 PM
Yeah, sails up.......This got me thinking though, about those Flymo mowers that they sold way back when, no wheels, floated like a hovercraft.....Remember them?..I wonder how they worked and how well they cut?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a2/Flymo-e25.jpg/220px-Flymo-e25.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flymo

I would imagine that with the unit pushing air down, it would have been a terrible cut. as the grass would just pop back up after you moved the unit away form that cutting area.

Patriot Services
04-28-2011, 06:03 PM
Might explain why they didn't catch on. 800 bucks for a gimmick. Some guys used them for ditch mowing with limited success.
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