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Old 11-28-2001, 11:07 PM
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Originally posted by Kent Lawns
Wrong!

44" Toro WB was introduced in late 1988.

Toro WB production started in 1985 with the 36" and 52" only.
That's what I had originally thought but if you go to Toros parts finder web page they list a 44" in 1985.

And I just traded a 44" for a 32" a few weeks ago and I "thought" it had a 1987 serial number.

Plus did not Toro make pistol grip walk behinds b/4 1985?
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Old 11-28-2001, 11:28 PM
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Actually the cost is about the same.

Parts are less but assembly time is higher for manual.

More than you really needed to know.



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Old 11-29-2001, 01:02 AM
Kent Lawns Kent Lawns is offline
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Toro didn't make a 44" in 1985.

The didn't make pistol grips before 1989.

They didn't have a website in the 1980's period.

The 44" will fit any mower back to 1985, that's where they're messing with you.
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Old 11-29-2001, 01:36 PM
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My first mower was 1983 Toro 44 belt drive. It had a manual clutch. Had a few problems , it was pretty reliable. I just hate the way the electric cluch kicks in .
Went out behind the shed to my w/b graveyard(wife's most treasured place on our property) to check on old Toro's model and serial #, angrily cursing Stone's name as I go. But then ah, the memories as I WALK BEHIND the old girls, Ransome and faded Metro. They made me what I am today(a 35 year man who combs grass clippings out of his hair every night).I knew every zerk and cranny they had. But just like any close friendship there were bad times. I remember one trying morning attempting to choke you Metro but you just snapped. I still remember our last walk together when you betrayed me and my companions on that tall (very tall) spring lawn many years ago. Yes I admit it, I had my eye on another younger more reliable counterpart. I think we both saw it coming. And Ransome, your ransom was much to great for our daily friendship to continue. Yet even in your absence from my daily existence you both continue to give, even from your inner most selves. Thank you

Yes the model numbers always tell the truth.Only 5 years off on my Toro. (Nit picker)

And I mean't to say electric clutch instead of manual ( you can
see that if you look at the context of what I was TRYING to say)

Yes Stone you do have a purpose in my life and this is it.
Through condescending and intimidating posts you have inadvertently shown me why I love this business.

I REALLY LOVE MACHINES!
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Old 11-30-2001, 06:55 PM
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Is there no one else out there going to defend manual clutches?
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Old 11-30-2001, 10:40 PM
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My theory is anytime you go electric you have more wires - more wires rubbing bare - more shorts down the road - more problems if you run a mower for 10 yrs +. I have electrics on all my JD's - (a 1988 332 - 1995 455 - 1998 455 and 1999 455) They all work great, but had to replace one on the old 332 and was substantially more expensive that a pulley, or bushing, or spring etc. I agree - it seems like a terrible whack to the system when engaging compared to the ability to slowly engage a manual.
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Old 12-01-2001, 12:03 AM
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If you're using a 10 year old mower, you're behind the times. You can't be a profitable or competitive as someone with newer equipment.

No hydro WB.
No Lazer.
A 1991 Dixie isn't going to keep up with an '01.
And, no flex deck 10 years ago.
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:48 PM
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electric vs manual

I got three riders ,all with electric clutch one is a 4 year old snapper garden tractor that has been used commercially ,when it gets hot and you disengage it ,it has to cool down before it will engage again but it keeps on going and going ,my two exmarks with electric clutches have not given me any problems . Manual is obviously simplier, but I would not trade my exmark s for dixie choppers based on whether they are manual or electric. I 'M NOT KNOCKING DIXIE'S ,I HAVE NEVER OWNED ONE -CAN'T KNOCK WHAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ....
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Old 01-18-2002, 11:40 AM
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I have had ferris and exmark and replaced several clutches, I have used d/c for about 10 years and done nothing to them. I bought a bladerunner last year and it has a manual clutch. There is just less to go wrong with a manual clutch!
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Old 01-18-2002, 03:23 PM
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Re: electric vs manual

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Originally posted by big james
when it gets hot and you disengage it ,it has to cool down before it will engage again
I had a Dixon that would do this from time to time. Adjustment would take care of this. This is something that you may want to look into.
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