Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #781  
Old 02-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Jason Rose's Avatar
Jason Rose Jason Rose is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Hutchinson, Kansas
Posts: 5,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by lawnsaspire View Post
I was talking about the turfmaster not the exmark.
Posted via Mobile Device
Oh, sorry. I didn't realize they didn't both use the same wheels! Obviously Exmarks are superior, albeit they are "made in China" they are well built.
Reply With Quote
  #782  
Old 02-13-2014, 08:15 PM
ducnut ducnut is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: central IL
Posts: 1,504
OK, so I think this is the thread I put the baffle pictures in.

For those who don't remember, I ordered the eXmark Commercial 30 mulch baffle to mount into my TimeMaster. I got that done, today.

This is the overall view.


There was interference, with one of the front wheel mount bolts.


A little grinder action took care of that.


The "tangs" definitely have a tighter radius to them than the travel radius of the blade.



This is the discharge opening, without the chute.


This is the discharge opening, with the chute. It's like they were made to work together.


I'm excited to experiment with this baffle setup. Now, that the blades are as compartmentalized as much as possible, this should make a difference in how much debris gets thrown to the right side. Hopefully, this will stop blowout and windrowing, on the right.
__________________
1st Class Lawn Service

'13 Hustler X-ONE, 60", Kohler ECV749 EFI
'05 Hustler FasTrak, 42", Honda GXV530
'13 Toro Timemaster 30"
'02 Lawn Boy SilverPro 21"
Stihl BR600 blower
Stihl BG55 blower
Stihl FS55R trimmer
Stihl KM55R Kombi system
Stihl MS180C chain saw
Stihl HS45 hedge trimmer
RedMax Reciprocator
Echo SRM225 trimmer
Echo GT-2000 trimmer
Gravely WB edger
Husqvarna 580BTS blower
Dolmar 245.4 string trimmer
'06 Chevrolet Silverado
'13 Bravo Star, 7'X12', V-nose
Reply With Quote
  #783  
Old 02-13-2014, 08:34 PM
jsf343 jsf343 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 1,754
Quote:
Originally Posted by ducnut View Post
OK, so I think this is the thread I put the baffle pictures in.

For those who don't remember, I ordered the eXmark Commercial 30 mulch baffle to mount into my TimeMaster. I got that done, today.

This is the overall view.


There was interference, with one of the front wheel mount bolts.


A little grinder action took care of that.


The "tangs" definitely have a tighter radius to them than the travel radius of the blade.



This is the discharge opening, without the chute.


This is the discharge opening, with the chute. It's like they were made to work together.


I'm excited to experiment with this baffle setup. Now, that the blades are as compartmentalized as much as possible, this should make a difference in how much debris gets thrown to the right side. Hopefully, this will stop blowout and windrowing, on the right.
huh, interesting. I am surprised that the fit required any grinding, did they mention anything about that? so with that kit can you adjust the amount of clippings that is let out? (slightly closed, halfway, all the way) or does it move at all?

one other question, what blades will you be running with this?
Reply With Quote
  #784  
Old 02-13-2014, 08:41 PM
ducnut ducnut is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: central IL
Posts: 1,504
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsf343 View Post
huh, interesting. I am surprised that the fit required any grinding, did they mention anything about that?
I bolted this into a TimeMaster. The baffle is for an eXmark Commercial 30. They have a different wheel adjuster setup.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsf343 View Post
so with that kit can you adjust the amount of clippings that is let out? (slightly closed, halfway, all the way) or does it move at all?
Nothing moves. The baffle is bolted in place and the discharge chute only fits one way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsf343 View Post
one other question, what blades will you be running with this?
I'm not sure. I have both sets of blades and will experiment, once spring gets here.
__________________
1st Class Lawn Service

'13 Hustler X-ONE, 60", Kohler ECV749 EFI
'05 Hustler FasTrak, 42", Honda GXV530
'13 Toro Timemaster 30"
'02 Lawn Boy SilverPro 21"
Stihl BR600 blower
Stihl BG55 blower
Stihl FS55R trimmer
Stihl KM55R Kombi system
Stihl MS180C chain saw
Stihl HS45 hedge trimmer
RedMax Reciprocator
Echo SRM225 trimmer
Echo GT-2000 trimmer
Gravely WB edger
Husqvarna 580BTS blower
Dolmar 245.4 string trimmer
'06 Chevrolet Silverado
'13 Bravo Star, 7'X12', V-nose
Reply With Quote
  #785  
Old 02-13-2014, 11:59 PM
fatboynormmie's Avatar
fatboynormmie fatboynormmie is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: balto md
Posts: 753
Sildoc if you were replacing your mowers out would you be buying the Exmark or Turfmasters as replacements?
Reply With Quote
  #786  
Old 02-14-2014, 12:24 AM
jsf343 jsf343 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 1,754
Quote:
Originally Posted by ducnut View Post
I bolted this into a TimeMaster. The baffle is for an eXmark Commercial 30. They have a different wheel adjuster setup.



Nothing moves. The baffle is bolted in place and the discharge chute only fits one way.



I'm not sure. I have both sets of blades and will experiment, once spring gets here.
ahhh... ok thanks for the info.
Reply With Quote
  #787  
Old 02-14-2014, 11:34 AM
sildoc's Avatar
sildoc sildoc is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Eagle Point, Oregon
Posts: 2,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatboynormmie View Post
Sildoc if you were replacing your mowers out would you be buying the Exmark or Turfmasters as replacements?
If I were to put the Exmark and Toro side by side and told each guy to go mow that property they would go for the exmark every time.
Now before we never used the toro bail system and it seems clumsy for every one to use.
__________________
What ever I do I must do it right!
Reply With Quote
  #788  
Old 02-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Exact Rototilling's Avatar
Exact Rototilling Exact Rototilling is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zone: 5B
Posts: 4,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by sildoc View Post
If I were to put the Exmark and Toro side by side and told each guy to go mow that property they would go for the exmark every time.
Now before we never used the toro bail system and it seems clumsy for every one to use.
I really want to get my hands on an Exmark and compare it to the TimeMaster with personal pace which is crazy easy to use compared to my Ybravo which is prone to turf divots.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #789  
Old 02-14-2014, 12:58 PM
Valk's Avatar
Valk Valk is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern KS
Posts: 2,721
Those are great and useful pics!

Can that insertable chute arm that slides into the mowing deck cutting area every be hit by the blades if it were to become dislodged?

I'm wondering if this setup would actually enhance side-discharge~ability in ideal conditions? It appears it would speed up the discharge flow for possibly better clipping dispersal...but at the expense of clumping if wet/moist...?


Looking forward to your ongoing reviews.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------
~ cut it high ~ let it fly ~
---------------------------------------------------
Some folks are so contrary that if they fell into a river,
they'd insist on floating upstream.
~ Josh Billings
Reply With Quote
  #790  
Old 02-14-2014, 01:21 PM
ducnut ducnut is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: central IL
Posts: 1,504
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valk View Post
Those are great and useful pics!
Thank you. That was my intent.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valk View Post
Can that insertable chute arm that slides into the mowing deck cutting area every be hit by the blades if it were to become dislodged?
Only if it were to break, or something. It's above the blade path and appears to "grab" clippings and direct them out. Despite how the picture shows the relation, there is no gap between the chute tab and baffle, so no clippings are going to be directed out, now. I'll grab an underside shot, later, to show their relation.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valk View Post
I'm wondering if this setup would actually enhance side-discharge~ability in ideal conditions? It appears it would speed up the discharge flow for possibly better clipping dispersal...but at the expense of clumping if wet/moist...?
I'm not sure how much will discharge, if any. With the baffle and chute tab you mentioned blocking everything up top, I'm doubtful much will come out. Once the snow melts and the grass gets to going, I'll be sure to update.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valk View Post
Looking forward to your ongoing reviews.
Yeah, me too.

I'm wondering about changing the timing of the blades, as well. That could create a "pulsing" effect and may help/hurt airflow. I don't know, but, just thinking aloud. I'm planning on mulching as much as possible and this baffle is a start. I have a feeling I'll be ordering the "Flow Control" baffle, too.
__________________
1st Class Lawn Service

'13 Hustler X-ONE, 60", Kohler ECV749 EFI
'05 Hustler FasTrak, 42", Honda GXV530
'13 Toro Timemaster 30"
'02 Lawn Boy SilverPro 21"
Stihl BR600 blower
Stihl BG55 blower
Stihl FS55R trimmer
Stihl KM55R Kombi system
Stihl MS180C chain saw
Stihl HS45 hedge trimmer
RedMax Reciprocator
Echo SRM225 trimmer
Echo GT-2000 trimmer
Gravely WB edger
Husqvarna 580BTS blower
Dolmar 245.4 string trimmer
'06 Chevrolet Silverado
'13 Bravo Star, 7'X12', V-nose

Last edited by ducnut; 02-14-2014 at 01:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:07 PM.

Page generated in 0.07832 seconds with 8 queries