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Old 08-10-2005, 03:28 PM
ALarsh ALarsh is offline
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Need some quick help please!!

Ok... I took the toro out this morning and it wasn't cutting well with the Gator Notched High Lifts I have on it. So I pulled those off and put on a new set of OEM's (notched high lift) and they cut better, but not as good as it should be. I took them off and took them down stairs to sharpen them. I come back up, put them on and there is no difference in cut. It just isn't giving it a good clean cut and it is missing unacceptably large amounts of grass. It is pushing the grass down and not sucking it up to cut it (i think!). Yes, the blades are on the right way. The only thing I didn't do was balance the blades (dont have a balancer, I haven't had these problems with the original set of blades) What should I check/do? Thanks

I tried to take some pics...
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:29 PM
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:30 PM
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Its kinda hard to see in this pic.

btw- the deck is scraped clean.
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:42 PM
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Your blade speed or deck pitch.
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:57 PM
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A few things to check. Not too familiar with the Toro so some of this might not be applicable.
Air cleaner, make sure it's clean.
Spark plugs, maek sure both (if there are 2) are sparking
Check the RPM's to make sure they are where they should be.
Double check to see if your spacers for the blades are all the same
Tire pressure equal on the back tires
Tire pressure equal on the front tires
1/4" drop from back of blade to front.
Belts tight
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:02 PM
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Did You Check For Play In The Spindles. Also How Old Is The Blade Belt? It Could Be Stretched Or Worn Out And Slipping. Are The Anti Scalp Rollers In The Front Too Low And Pushing The Grass Down ?
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:16 PM
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John, I went and measured the deck rake. It is at 1/4 if you measure from the front blade tip to the rear blade tip.

Showcase--- I didn't think of that. I did lower the antiscalp rollers to prevent scalping (duh). I will move them back and try it out.

Thanks for the help
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:19 PM
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John, I went and measured the deck rake. It is at 1/4 if you measure from the front blade tip to the rear blade tip.

Showcase--- I didn't think of that. I did lower the antiscalp rollers to prevent scalping (duh). I will move them back and try it out.

Thanks for the help
When the ultracuts leave a strip between the trim blade and the middle blade its usually the blade speed has dropped.

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Old 08-10-2005, 04:20 PM
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A few things to check. Not too familiar with the Toro so some of this might not be applicable.
Air cleaner, make sure it's clean.
Spark plugs, maek sure both (if there are 2) are sparking
Check the RPM's to make sure they are where they should be.
Double check to see if your spacers for the blades are all the same
Tire pressure equal on the back tires
Tire pressure equal on the front tires
1/4" drop from back of blade to front.
Belts tight
Air cleaners clean
spark plugs good
RPM sounds correct
Washers on blades are all the same
Tire pressure has been checked
Checked the deck rake and it is at 1/4" and the belts are tight.

Thanks
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:54 PM
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Air cleaners clean
RPM sounds correct
Forget about sounds,did you check the rpm's with a tach?How many hours are the blades?
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