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Old 03-09-2013, 02:14 PM
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If you pull up on the bail only the wheels engage BUT if you slide the bail to the right and then pull up, the blades engage as well as the wheels. really good design.
Okay thanks for clearing that up...I was a bit concerned about that.

I will demoing both the Toro and Exmark version hopefully before I get swamped busy and do a direct comparison to the consumer grade TimeMaster 30 which I still feel for some LCO's maybe a very valid option as long as the user is not brutal on the equipment.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:52 PM
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:53 PM
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I don't like the bbc it makes the mower have to be going foward for the blades to be engaged
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:13 PM
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I don't like the bbc it makes the mower have to be going foward for the blades to be engaged
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Thats not true. I can pull the mower backwards with the blade still running. Not sure how you are doing it but don't squeeze so hard.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:14 PM
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Where did u order yours from sildoc?
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:21 PM
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Where did u order yours from sildoc?
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:01 AM
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I bought a Turfmaster 30" today. I considered the timemaster but "personnal pace" was the dealbreaker and i didnt like all the plastic up on the front of the timemaster. I like the exmark but closest dealer is 2+ hour drive away..............I only got one lawn in today before heavy rain hit. Overall it saved me about 5 minuters on a 40 minute job. I noticed it did not like going uphill. Also, it seems to not bag as well as I had hoped. very small opening going to the bag. And the bag itself is hardly bigger than my honda 21" bag, they should have made bag bigger. Manuvering was not an issue. and deck height adjust is great. It left BIG ruts, but yard was wet and mossy. The groundspeed seemed slow and took a second to kick in (especially if going up any incline).............so far I am not impressed. but conditions were wet and expectations were high. I am interested to see how everyone else likes this mower.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:06 AM
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Cutting edge, spunds like you need to adjust your drive cable a little. You should be seeing a speed almost faster than you want to walk and there should be no hesitation. I've noticed mine needs it's first little adjustment already as it's starting to behave like yours. New belts do stretch... Mine does great on hills, which i was relieved to find out.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:22 AM
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Cutting edge, spunds like you need to adjust your drive cable a little. You should be seeing a speed almost faster than you want to walk and there should be no hesitation. I've noticed mine needs it's first little adjustment already as it's starting to behave like yours. New belts do stretch... Mine does great on hills, which i was relieved to find out.
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I wish there was an easier way to adjust this cable. Like a lever to pull it back and forth were the adjustment nut is. Its hard to get this adjustment right. Too tight it goes too fast, too lose it won't go up a slope.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:27 AM
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Cutting edge, spunds like you need to adjust your drive cable a little. You should be seeing a speed almost faster than you want to walk and there should be no hesitation. I've noticed mine needs it's first little adjustment already as it's starting to behave like yours. New belts do stretch... Mine does great on hills, which i was relieved to find out.
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Ok I will look into it. This is the first and only one put together by the dealer and maybe that has something to do with it. THANKS!
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