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Old 03-04-2013, 05:27 PM
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5/8 won't work. Spindle size that will work is a very non standard 21/32"
Toro obviously didn't want non OEM "other" heavier blades put on the mower.
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Without even using mine yet I've already modified my factory blades by bending the sails up more. They are pretty thin blades and i just put them in my vice and used a crecent wrench to bend the sails. I read of someone doing that with their timecutter. If that's not satisfactory I've also scouted some blades that will fit. Hole size is 5/8 and length is 15 3/8 measuring diagonal from cutting tip to cutting tip. The exmark blades for their 44" deck is 15 1/4 long. I'd rather go with a blade that's no shorter than what's on there though so I've also found a kubota blade that's 15 1/2 long. There's enough room for them. Yes, drilling through the blades isn't going to be easy... May be cheaper/easier to take to a local machine shop and have them done. There's also some toro blades that could work, but i know those don't have much lift to start with. Something without the big notches in the lift is definitely going to work better, even with the same size and height of sail.

I found these blades on mowpart.com. They have the option to search by length and hole size.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:40 PM
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Hour meter on commercial versions? Yes or no...
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:37 PM
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Exact, you are correct. The conversion calculator i used the other day must have rounded it to a conventional size for me. Regardless it's easy to enlarge a hole by that little with my die.grinder. Drilling the other holes not so simple.

Valk, no they do not come with an hour meter. I'm ordering another tiny - tach for mine.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:45 PM
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What is the measurement for the widest part of the mower? I'm trying to find out if it will fit out the side door of my trailer?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:13 PM
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Measured mine at the deck, widest point, and it's just shy of 32" wide.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the reply Jason
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:36 PM
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My employee's all love this mower. Does everything our 21's do but faster. Tried mulching some thick grass, cutting more than 3/4 of the blade and it started to bog, but the 21 did the same thing. The only downside so far is it doesn't fit well in my 7x14 cargo trailer's with my navigator. Next trailer will have to be an 8x14 I guess.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:44 PM
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Currently use Honda 21" commercial mowers which work great for our demographic...but, I would seriously enjoy some of the features of this new mower.

I like these features,

Mulching!
Large fuel tank!!
Side discharge!!!
Bigger deck!!!!

My concerns are,

Can it handle wet grass?
Will the transmission hold up?
Ruts? Have some trouble with rutting already. Will it be worse with this mower?
I picked up the Exmark 30 today and tried it out on one large lawn. It handles great, very well balanced. Doesn't feel heavy. My only concern at this point is the belt drive trany. Seams to be a hesitation when you squeeze the lever. Adjusted the cable and then it took off too fast.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:16 AM
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That's the thing with the belt slip, there is a fine line between too tight and too loose, my 21's are the same way. Especially when they are new, the have a break in period for the cables/belts to slack up a little.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:32 AM
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Hour meter on commercial versions? Yes or no...
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