About Toro T Bar

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by siclmn, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it true that the Toro T Bar will not do true O turns. I think that this means when one wheel is going forward and the other is in reverse. I have just ordered a 36.
     
  2. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
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    Hello, you can spin one wheel forward & one back w/the T-bar & complete a true zero turn, however you will have Much Less Contol over the individual wheel spin than w/ a twin lever system.
    I found w/T-Bar hydros that the slower 3-point turns were more often necessary to avoid turf damage.

    If you are cutting allot of very tight areas & or hilly areas, pistols or better yet an ECS equipped eXmark would be a wise choice.
     
  3. Turfcutters Plus

    Turfcutters Plus LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do o-turns with my toro t-bars,but carefully.
     
  4. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had to get the Toro because it comes with electric start and a dedicated mulching deck. All the others were add on mulching kits and no electric start.
     
  5. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
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    I wasn't aware there was a 36" designated mulcher...the 36" are SFS...are you sure it's not a 37" deck?
     
  6. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
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    It is the 37 inch deck.
     
  7. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Well, if you got it and only mulch fine, but it doesn't discharge as well, I've had one. The convertible aspect is a big plus, though. I also had a 44" T bar hydro. Harder to zero than I wanted. With practice, acceptable, but still too jumpy. But I do mostly quick 3 point turns anyway to avoid damage. Standing on a sulky I would think a zero would be hard to pull off w/o tearing some turf.
     
  8. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I do only mulch and yes you can in the Pacific Northwest and this is taking the place of my 21 inch proline so now I can mow twice as fast. No one around here discharges lawns.
     
  9. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
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    Remo, in my experience those decks don't mulch well....they're too shallow. Mabe different in your conditions but my Proline 21"s & eXmark 36" w/kit would mulch better than that particular model.
     
  10. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gee I guess I have screwed up again. Well the thing is ordered so I will hope it works good enough for me. One of the nicest lawns in town is done by a guy with that deck so that is what gave me the idea of getting it.
     

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