2010 Toro

Discussion in 'Toro' started by robertsturf, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had the opportunity to demo a new Wright Stander X yesterday after wards I bought another Toro Grandstand 52/24. I hope they have solved the reliability issues we have had with the 2009 models we have. I will say you as a company have done your best to address those issues as they came up and hope you will continue to do so. Hopefully the (10) models will be less buggy!! They do cut great though and that's why we stayed with them again!!

    Trent Roberts, Roberts Turf & Landscape
    816-350-0886
     
  2. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got my new 52/24 Toro GS today. Awesome looking machine. It seems like you have really addressed some of the buggy things from the 2009 models!! Good job. I won't be getting it dirty till next spring but I have a question. Did they increase the ground speed on these.? It seems a lot faster than my 2009 models. They both have the upgraded linkage system on the control levers and have seemed slower since I got them back from the dealer. Is this adjustable? The cables look threaded, but I didn't want to mess anything up. The other thing is on the older models they both pull to the right more than the left when going straight on level ground. I think that would mean they are out of proper adjustment. Anyway thanks for the new machine!!
     
  3. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hi Trent,

    We did not increase the ground speed in 2010. We did improve upon a number of the components to increase their resistance to wear. I believe that you are just a little out of adjustment. The threaded cable you referenced is an adjustment. Page 41 of your operator's manual has instructions on how to adjust the tracking. If you still feel that you need a little more ground speed, you can also gain ground speed by adjusting the neutral position of the control handles. Page 49 of the operator's manual covers this. At step #2, adjust the RH control handle so it is to the rear of the neutral slot vs. the center. It still must move freely into the slot, as this is your "operator presence control" or "dead man switch". By moving it rearward, you will increase forward ground speed with the additional control handle forward stroke, but will give up reverse ground speed. After adjusting the neutral position, your tracking may need re-adjustment.

    The Toro Company
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    we demoed from the same dealer as roberts for a small part of a day, and then a few later i got to mow with roberts 2009 grandstands.
    i liked it very much, and i have been a die hard stander wright fan for years.

    i have not purchased yet, but plan on very soon before the new year purchasing three 48 in 24hp models. the ground speed on the one i demoed was just as fast as the wright we used side by side. i think roberts is mal adjusted is all.

    i really hope that the 2010 models have been debugged as we are making a switch to toro(already have two g3s) and are taking a gamble with a new mower vs one we are very used to./


    i have a question for TORO< do the newest 48 in models have the newer deck linkages and lock like the ones on the 36in and 40in pictured on your website?

    this is what i would want instead of old new stock if there is a vast improvment made there you know! thanks!
     
  5. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
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    The 36" & 40" models have a different deck lift assist system than the 48"/52"/& 60" models. The lift assist system used on the 48"/52"/& 60" models was redesigned for 2010. The lift system used in 2010 will again be used in 2011.

    The Toro Company
     
  6. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
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    So we now can buy 60's ? Now I can sell my 60 exmark wb's!!!I can't wait! BIG STEVE B CT STRENGTH WSL
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  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    fantastic for the info, thanks toro man
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    just wanted to let you know that we today purchased and await delivery of three new 24hp 48in grandstands. that makes 5 mowers in our fleet that will be toro.

    i used the G3 52/27 today to bag leaves and it was great. there was not any blowout of the deck untill the bag was full. did a great job, i am used to other decks that have quite a bit of blowout and it makes bagging them a lot more tedious.
     
  9. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :usflag: Congrats!! I await the BBQ!! Lol....
     
  10. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
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    Toro, are you guys planning on making the upgrade with the deck assist, like the 36" and 40" models, for the bigger models in the future, such as 2012? I know u stated that it will not be 2011 but is it at least in the future plans? thanks
     

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