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Old 08-12-2014, 08:41 AM
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Picked up an older Toro Proline 32"

I just bought a 32" proline belt drive from craigslist a few days ago. Other than being older (i think, can't find the year on it), it's in decent condition. It has the T bar controls. I'm assuming it's because i've never used these t bars, but I can't hardly control this thing to save my life? Is there a big learning curve to them? They seem pretty sensitive and the slightest pivot on the t bar makes my lines look like jagged lightning bolts or something.

Also, it has the single blade system (not sure if they all do), and it has this piece of steel about 10" long on top of the blade, kind of making an "x" shape. Is this normal? Maybe for balancing of the large blade? Any input is appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:05 AM
WenzelOSLLC WenzelOSLLC is offline
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Not sure about the blade, could be an extra blade to help cut in the middle, but the belt drives can be touchy. You can adjust the tightness by adjusting the screws on both sides but that ends up limiting speed a bit.

Just practice and it'll get easier. Just make sure you are using the stationary bar as a brace/stabilizer and not just pushing on the traction bar.
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