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Old 11-15-2006, 06:54 PM
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My turn to EXHAUST!!!! (or vent)


I've been kickin tail on leaves with my Toro 62" with atomic blades. Mulching machine. I was out today on my last property that this machine was gonna be used for and I heard a change in my exhaust pitch. The change got REAL LOUD. I stopped and looked to find that not only did the pipes at the muffler came out, the bracket that holds the works up had cracked in 2 places. BTW that bracket is put on thin steel. There are 310 hours on the 26EFI.

I am thinking that the guy who was talking about a surcharge being price gouging in another thread. I am not saying that Toro is gouging me but as of this posting it cost me $0.86 per hour for that muffler. For those of you who don't want to break the pencil out that replacement cost is $268.00

I just had to laugh because anything else would just be a waste of energy. I can get a whole replacement exhaust system for 2 cars for the same price. So when the dude says why do you have a rediculuous surcharge and you are stealing from your customer, remember this little lesson. Unplanned repairs cost money and the do happen. So I worked a little bit to replace the muffler but my costs will be made up when the bills go out, no price gouging here.
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:57 PM
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That crappy,have you got a back up or is the season done.
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:04 PM
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I finished up with the good old Walker. BTW it also has a 26EFI on it and the thing has 1550 hours with the ORIGINAL muffler. I love my Walker. I really didn't want to bag but it looked excellent when finished.
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:15 PM
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Just curious. Could have backed up and hit something to break the welds. Low tree limb or something. I have busted two mufflers by backing up and hitting a low wall. Then it would go out later that day or the next day.

But at those hours the welds should have held that is for sure.

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Old 11-15-2006, 07:20 PM
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I'm willing to bet that you backed into something.
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:20 PM
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Ya know anything is possible as far as hitting something. I don't recall any big hits or even small ones but I am sure that it is a good possibility that I did hit something at some time.
I am not really upset about it, it happens. Get this, my dealer will have one for me from the factory tomorrow. I love Reinders in Wisconsin.
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:47 PM
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for that price I would of tried to weld it first. Is that possible?
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:14 PM
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NOW YOU HAVE STrAIGHT PIPES !!!! Just put some Chrome tips on there an let er rip!

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Old 11-15-2006, 08:37 PM
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NOW YOU HAVE STrAIGHT PIPES !!!! Just put some Chrome tips on there an let er rip!

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its funny cause i thought the same thing, lol
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:43 PM
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for that price I would of tried to weld it first. Is that possible?
i agree. A good welder could easily repair that. For much less.
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