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2012 Toro Grandstand 36 inch

Discussion in 'Toro' started by StihlMechanic, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    "No I have not been contacted yet??"
     
  2. 810f250

    810f250 LawnSite Member
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    I did a goggle search for "toro grandstand oil cooler" and this thread popped up, so I though I would add my .02.

    I have a first generation grandstand 48, and its an occasional use mower, I am disappointed in the limited operating time it would take the hydraulic oil to expand to the point of overflowing, I know the excessive temps could not be good for the system. I was hoping by now there would have been an after market larger reservoir and or cooler. I can imagine the stress a unit is under when it gets operated almost continuously during a shift.
     
  3. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Still need an hydro oil cooler for my 2011 60'' GS. sent email a couple of month ago no response :confused: (toro OP) Could you please help.
    Thanks,Forrest
     
  4. 810f250

    810f250 LawnSite Member
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    Hey , I am subscribed to this thread so I though I would update my findings, I switched from my dealer supplied oil AMBRA Multi G 134 to the Toro manual recommended Mobil 1 and I have seen some improvements in boil rates, I think if I had done a 100% complete flush there would be still improvements to be had.
     
  5. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well just wanna say I got the hydro cooler installed today. about 2 weeks the day after i posted above I got a call from Dave Roberson @ TORO and while he was talking w/ me he explained he had someone on the phone w/ my dealer and they would take care of everything . I must say TORO's costumer service is top notch They truly stand behind there equipment and that makes me even more proud to use Toro :usflag:
     
  6. 810f250

    810f250 LawnSite Member
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    Post some pics.
     
  7. clayslandscape

    clayslandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much does the striping kit for a 36" GS run?
     
  8. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
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    Please see your authorized Toro dealer for pricing information.

    Thanks,
    The Toro Company
     
  9. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    Well I just bought a new 36'' (74534) GS yesterday , It had almost 8 hrs. on it they only had one in stock, so i bought it needless to say from the serial # 310000708 its a 2010 model not 2012 or 2013 My question is are there any differences from 2010 till now?? the things I don't like are the deck bounces hard and hits the height adjustment , also i don't like the speed control lever, gas cap doesn't have the string etc.. I wish I would have kept Dave's # from toro service. If you could please help it would be MUCH appreciated.
    Thanks ,Forrest
     
  10. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    We hope this answers your question.

    Warranty Differences
    2010
     Engine / 2 year
     Battery / 1 year
    2013
     Engine / 3 year
     Battery / 90 days parts & labor, remainder of 1 year is parts only
     Belts & Tires / 90 days
    Machine Differences from 2010 vs. 2013
     The ground speed control has been removed
     The brake arm has been lengthened to obtain a larger contact surface to the tire. Teeth have also been added
     The rear deck hanger chains have been removed from the design. They have been replaced with a rigid design.
     The rear struts have been removed from the chassis.
     

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