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Old 01-27-2014, 10:24 PM
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I just bought a new 52 inch Toro Grandstand with mulch kit today. I demoed all of the platforms except for the JD because they dont have any in stock and only order when buying. I am looking forward to running the mower. Will give a full review after I run it for a while. I was torn between the scag and toro and feel like I made the right choice.
Welcome to the family, I think you'll like your 52, ours really goes through some grass fast, plenty of power for sure,we have a full mulch kit on our 40" but not on the 52" thinking of making the change though.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:27 PM
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You all mulch lush/juicy/TALL Spring growth on a weekly basis?
I can see how mulching 'might' work from mid-June on...but Apr and May weekly mulch-mow's would be a disaster around here...let alone morning dew that eventually burns off.
I know you must reduce your forward speed AND cut/mulch TALL(??)......and as much as I HATE bagging, I think I'd rather bag than mulch in the Spring.
Please share your secrets! Maybe mulch-mowing every 3-4 days instead of weekly in the Spring??
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:58 PM
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The secret is stay on top of your schedule and hopefully long periods of rain won't get you messed up, like it did for us last year.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:31 PM
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I have one mower ( Gravely 48inch wb ) that is open discharge. All my other mowers have mulch kits on them. I mulch yards year round. I pull the gravely off if it is real high or wet, other than that it stays on the trailer. Around here its mainly bermuda and it looks perfect with a mower with mulch kit on it. I cut 99 percent of my residential account at 3 to 3.5 inches and IMO they look great. Last year I picked up more accounts while mowing than I did with all that money I spent on advertising. I absolutely love leaving a residence and thinking damn that looks good.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:34 PM
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You all mulch lush/juicy/TALL Spring growth on a weekly basis?
I can see how mulching 'might' work from mid-June on...but Apr and May weekly mulch-mow's would be a disaster around here...let alone morning dew that eventually burns off.
I know you must reduce your forward speed AND cut/mulch TALL(??)......and as much as I HATE bagging, I think I'd rather bag than mulch in the Spring.
Please share your secrets! Maybe mulch-mowing every 3-4 days instead of weekly in the Spring??
Most of my accounts are set up on 7 to 10 day cuts. I have maybe 8 or 10 that I do biweekly. Im not a big fan of biweekly and dont really offer it. The ones I do have, I've had for a while.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:36 PM
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This is another reason I ended up with the Toro. I have a couple friends that run big operations and thats what they run all year. They start early in the morning and even with moderate morning dew those toros with mulch kits leave a very nice cut.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:26 PM
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Iv'e been using gator g6 for almost 3 years. on the 36'' i have g6's and g5's on 60'' GS They cut great in all conditions pouring rain etc.. I think the g6 blade is the greatest innovation in mower blades ever period....
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:46 PM
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Iv'e been using gator g6 for almost 3 years. on the 36'' i have g6's and g5's on 60'' GS They cut great in all conditions pouring rain etc.. I think the g6 blade is the greatest innovation in mower blades ever period....
Are you buying them online or from your dealer? If online what site are you buying them from? Thanks
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:31 PM
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Are you buying them online or from your dealer? If online what site are you buying them from? Thanks
Are these G5 and G6 blades Oregon blades?
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:15 AM
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Are these G5 and G6 blades Oregon blades?
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The G-6 is an oregon bade I've looked in the oregon catalog and can't find a part number for the GS's?
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