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Old 02-20-2014, 10:26 AM
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The engine, when we used it ,end of October grass was almost dorment and had been mowed the week before the trade show yet this machine, while mulching bogged awful .
This was mid day, dry conditions, cutting 1" off the top. Failed.
So I was courious if the company uped their game yet.
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At what height were you cutting?
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:33 AM
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Just looked at the YBravo site, do the wheels adjust individually or together in some combination?
Each wheel individually. Max mowing height is 3.5". Running a flat blade with zero drop will bump it up 3.75" or so. This is my biggest gripe with the yBravo25 is the lack of height adjustment beyond that.

Not many dealers for them. Leif is a great guy in the tech department. Always quick to address issues.

Absolutely love the G6 blade on mine.
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:32 PM
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This lack of drive on hills is very concerning as I can think of numerous accounts where I NEED to mow uphill (fairly steep, too, and yeah, it's hilly in E Kansas)...and then NEED to mow downhill while this thing is tugging at me the whole way down.

Just sounds like these 30s would be a handful of dead weight. And no, I can't always mow across the slope(s) of many of these accounts every time I'm there. Some are a pure downhill or uphill grade/side-yard from the frontyard to the backyard.

So, WORD to Toro/ExMark. Seems a worthy deficiency to address (somehow).
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:24 PM
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Not spending 2k on a mower that won't pull hills
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:27 PM
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Not spending 2k on a mower that won't pull hills
Good point there. The lighter weight Toro TimeMaster 30#+ lighter is no problem going down hills however the heavier Exmark/Toro TurfMaster...? A number of users have gripped about this.

Still not really clear to me if the Personal Pace Time Master is better or worse going up hills compared to the commercial TurfMaster...?

Before I'd drop close to double the $ on the commercial mower that isn't as lightweight and nimble, fold up handle, bigger catcher etc. It would flat out have to be almost an equal going up hills as my yBravo25 and clearly be a beast with significantly more grunt than the Briggs powered TimeMaster. Until then....only TimeMaster and yBravo25's for me.

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Old 02-20-2014, 08:41 PM
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This lack of drive on hills is very concerning as I can think of numerous accounts where I NEED to mow uphill)
You should be concerned, trust me.

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(fairly steep, too, and yeah, it's hilly in E Kansas).
Dirty Kanza 200, anyone?
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:02 PM
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I took my TimeMaster in, last Thursday, for the recall. I'd mentioned to the tech about it not pulling hills. Sitting across the shop, he remarked the Personal Pace cable is too loose. He adjusted it and, now, it'll climb. It'll be some time before I can truly test it out on grades, but, it's definitely better.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:03 AM
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My trany went out again. This is number 3 on this mower. They did caution me last time that the trany they put in might be part of the "suspect" batch of bad ones.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:15 AM
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My trany went out again. This is number 3 on this mower. They did caution me last time that the trany they put in might be part of the "suspect" batch of bad ones.
Do you know if the transmissions are the same on both the exmark & toro? What specific machine do you have? Sorry for not knowing. You need a scorecard to keep track of each person mower on this thread.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:49 AM
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Do you know if the transmissions are the same on both the exmark & toro? What specific machine do you have? Sorry for not knowing. You need a scorecard to keep track of each person mower on this thread.
Haha, It's the exmark. They had a bad run of trany's at the beginning. Hopefully this is the last one I need.
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