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Old 01-17-2014, 12:06 PM
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Does the extra weight of the commercial version(s) help balance out the mower when the mower bag is full...as compared to a full bag on the lighter Timemaster?
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:00 PM
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:04 PM
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No. I'm just going off what those here have said. And, in the video it's evident. Mine bogs way more than what his Kawasaki did.

Sometimes, I wonder if I'd be better off going back to the Timemaster blades to try and maintain RPM while mowing. I can't help but think the extra "sail", even though it isn't much, is hurting my mower's performance.
TurfMaster blades leave a tighter cut and a bit more manicured but at the expense of more load on the time master engine.


TurfMaster blades are flat out required for bagging.

Ironically I have found TimeMaster blades work well in mulching wet grass. Once the deck spits a bit scrape deck... then press on.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:06 AM
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TurfMaster blades leave a tighter cut and a bit more manicured but at the expense of more load on the time master engine.


TurfMaster blades are flat out required for bagging.

Ironically I have found TimeMaster blades work well in mulching wet grass. Once the deck spits a bit scrape deck... then press on.
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I'd seen your mention of blade performance, elsewhere. I just didn't have much time to experiment, before end of season. Time is flying and spring is right around the corner.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:25 PM
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On mine i actually tweaked the blades before i even used it. I bent the lift sails up on the blades for more suction. Just used a big crecent wrench and the bench vise, and some finesse to get all 4 bent the same. My friend that also had one said he noticed mine sucks up and stripes better than his... Downfall is that i know it's taking more horse power to spin the blades, and horse power is not long on those mowers, as we know. I won't recommend this "hack" unless you are really careful and understanding of the limitations of bending steel and the obvious possible problems it could cause. Best case scenario, if you do it poorly you have to buy new blades. Worst case one could be fatigued and the sail break off, or you get them out of balance and vibration ruins bearings...
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:31 PM
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Actually, I think I'm after 116-7301-01 Mulching Baffle at $66.46 from partstree.com. It comes further back than the baffle you listed, and has a "tang" that comes even further back from there and above the left blade.



This should really compartmentalize, for mulching.

Thank you, for mentioning partstree.com. The "$99" at the top of the diagram is what the dealer wants for it.
Tracking shows I'll have it, on Tuesday. I'll try and get pics up ASAP.

I'm impressed by partstree.com's speed in filling my order (3 days).
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:33 PM
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I won't recommend this "hack" unless you are really careful and understanding of the limitations of bending steel and the obvious possible problems it could cause. Best case scenario, if you do it poorly you have to buy new blades. Worst case one could be fatigued and the sail break off, or you get them out of balance and vibration ruins bearings...
No disclaimer needed. We all know your modification was done to exacting, controlled tolerances, under controlled conditions. Heck yeah!!!
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:47 PM
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I have never bent blades. Depending on the heat treatment one runs the risk of cracks or blade separations.

Thus far I averaged a broken window every other year. To the tune of $300+ a pop.

At some point I had planned on offering blade sharpening for hire and if welded or known bent blades come my way....I won't touch them.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:30 PM
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Mulch kit showed up, today. Awesome service, from partstree.com!

This is the parts tag.



Looking down on it, how it'll mount into the deck. Notice the "tangs", that'll be above the blades, have a much tighter radius than the deck and blade path.



From the rear, showing the different shapes, cuts, and angles.



From the right side.



From the left side, showing that both tangs are parallel.



Obviously, it's going to be some time before I can see how it works. C'mon spring!!!
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:06 PM
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I'm excited to see how the mulch kit works out for you. Definitely going to deliever a nice cut on weekly manicured lawns.

Quick question, does the front mulch baffle come standard on the Exmark 30 or Toro Turfmaster?
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