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Old 01-07-2010, 08:42 PM
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Grandstand specifications

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When will the 2010 Grandstand model specifications be made public? The website has not been updated, I have not received the 2010 literature in the mail. I know that you said it would be early January (which is now so it isn't really overdue), I am interested in whether or not it is on schedule. Thank you.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:04 PM
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Mysteryman - Thanks for your inquiry. The 2010 GrandStand literature is on press right now and should be available to ship the middle of next week.

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Old 01-28-2010, 10:22 PM
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Mysteryman - Thanks for your inquiry. The 2010 GrandStand literature is on press right now and should be available to ship the middle of next week.

-The Toro Company

It's 20 days later my dealer still has no 2010 literature.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:24 PM
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It's 20 days later my dealer still has no 2010 literature.
Bob_n_Weave -

Since we don't know who your dealer it's tough to say why they don't have the new catalog in stock, but it is available (part # 490-8070). Perhaps the dealer just hasn't gotten around to ordering the new literature since it just recently became available. Please email us your mailing address and we'll drop you a copy in the mail.

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Old 01-08-2010, 12:30 PM
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Terrific, thank you for the update.
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:38 PM
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The specs are up on the website now. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:40 PM
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Thanks, I actually stumbled on them this weekend. Oddly enough, depending on which GrandStand icon you select determines whether you get the full offering (2010) and compact photo or the original four model offering (2009) and the older photo of the 2009 machine. Also, there are a few inconsistencies on the spec sheet. They are small but make me suspicious of the accuracy. One error is a 'foot' indicator rather than an 'inch' indicator for the tires (not major but affects the credibility of the entire spec sheet if it was not proof-read). Then there's the dimensions for the length of machines with platform up. One compact length is longer than the midrange and is I believe the same as the 60" unit (61?). This does not seem right (but could be, I suppose). Also, has the fuel capacity increased by one gallon? I was waiting to receive the actual printed material before questioning. Did you catch any of these? Thanks again for the update.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:48 PM
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A few observations, the difference between platform up and platform down is the same on the compact models, 13". On the larger models, the difference is 15".
The 36" deck is a bulkier deck for its size because the 2 blade design, v.s. the 3 blade design, that is probably why the difference in length. The walk-behind mowers are the same way, the 36" is longer than the 48 or 52" mowers.
I assume the ' instead of " would be a typo. I am amazed how often there are typos in manufacturer spec sheets.
I don't know about the gallons, but considering how fast I use the gas on my Grandstand with a 23 hp engine, I would be glad to see a larger tank on it.
I see that they do need to update the link on the right side of the page.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:24 PM
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What you state makes sense. That's probably why the dimensions are peculiar. I didn't notice that the difference (platform up and down) was the same. I suppose that after I saw the typo on the feet/inches everything else was tainted. I am anxious to see if the printed brochures are cleaned-up. Thanks again.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:28 AM
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Mysterman -
We apologize for the spec error on our website. Unfortunately, the GrandStand information was mistakenly uploaded to the website while still in the draft / proof stage, which is also why the info was only accessible from one link.

The error you identified (' vs. ") had been caught for correction during the proofing stage, but again, the info went live prematurely. It has since been corrected and all info is accurate.

As for the question about the length of 36" and 40" being different when the platform in the stowed position, LC Pullman was exactly right. The difference is due to the 2-blade (36") vs. 3-blade (40") decks. The 2-blade design puts the castor forks further forward than the 3-blade, resulting in longer overall length. And yes, we have increased the fuel capacity by 1 gallon on ALL models for 2010, so 7.8 gallons is accurate.

Again, we apologize for the confusion. The new 2010 literature should be shipping any day.

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