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Old 05-10-2010, 04:14 PM
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Anyone know how to change the gas lift stabilizers on the 2009 models? Mine went out and were fairly simple to take off once I got to the nuts. Problem is the new ones are hard as rocks and I dont know how ill get the piston of the dampener to push in while I try to align the holes. Has anyone done this yet? Is their a write-up on this?
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Thank you for contacting Toro with your concern of replacing the gas struts for the deck lift assist. I have attached the gas strut removal and installation procedure to ease the process.

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Old 01-10-2011, 06:10 PM
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Is there a way to install the newer spherical rods to replace the cabled system? I have run the newer rod system and love it, much more precise and reaches full forward and reverse. My 2009 23hp 48in has difficulty in reverse and only reaches around 6-6.5 mph going forward.

If I can't install the new system, is there something else I can do to at least get to 7-7.5 mph forward? Slow reverse isn't the end of the world to me, tough on hills but I can deal with it. Really want to go about 1 mph faster forward on my larger accounts, would save me hours. Thanks in advance for any help, love the machine other than these few issues, cut is amazing, tons of power, takes up less space than my 36" wb.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:42 PM
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we just got the 2010 versions of that mower. 34hp 48in. i am gonna get or make a weight kit though, i am a bit heavy for the hills i have to use this on. the cables on the newer ones do make it go faster i think, or at least they can be adjusted that way(mine are fast already and have plenty of adjustment left to go either way.)

if you have not had the update for the cables, this may be able to have done.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:51 PM
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if you have not had the update for the cables, this may be able to have done.
Mine has already had the update according to my friend that I bought it from. I really was looking to have it retrofitted with the new rod control system if possible. I am going to talk to my exmark/Toro dealership shop manager, he may be able to just readjust everything to give me full speed. I feel like there is way to much travel in the linkage, a gap between going forward and backward that allows for a jerky ride.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:54 PM
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we just got the 2010 versions of that mower. 34hp 48in. i am gonna get or make a weight kit though
I have contemplated doing the same, I weigh ab 260 (ex athlete) and have popped my share of grandstand wheelies. It does help in hopping curbs tho. I'd like to put at least 20lbs on maybe 25-30 even. Thought about just rigging up something that will hold water but I dont think it'll be stable enough. would be nice to be able to add and remove weight infinitely varible and for free!
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:05 PM
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i would think it way too unstable.

wehave weight bars for our aerators that are 50 lbs, thought i would rig it up to see how it performed and see if i needed less. i dont know, but i bet 25-30 ls is enough.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:10 PM
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Yeah water, unless in many small pockets, wouldn't work. 50 pounds would def keep it down, wouldn't wanna put the semi pneumatics thru that. Lemme know how it works if you do it. Sometimes it is alot easier to use what u have!
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actually, i would like to see what the toro weight kit looks like though. no pics on the website, and i could not find any with quicksearches.

toro, can you provide the pics of weight kits for grandstands?
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:19 AM
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I've heard it's like 16 lbs
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it is, but there is option to stack up to 4 of them on each mower making it adjustable per operator
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