Can I use My ZTR To....

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Stan MI, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. Stan MI

    Stan MI LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 100

    Pull a spring tooth harrow ? 2 sections each about 3' across. I only have it down about an inch. Doesn't feel like much of a load.

    27 Horse LC Toro.

    Would like to see someone else's opinion.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 343

    Some machines have a recommended pull in pounds and drawbar weight rating. Is this in your manual? Some Zs are rated for 85 pound pull and others are listed for 2000( Dixie Chopper) I think.
  3. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,223

    I wouldn't try it. It's best to do ground engaging tasks with a garden tractor, which have transmissions designed to handle the stresses of ground engaging work.

    That's why I run all garden tractors, so I'm not handicapped when it comes time to run a trench or work on a garden and mow at the same place when I can only take one machine on my trailer at a time.
  4. Stan MI

    Stan MI LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 100

    Bump ..............

    Read the manual. Doesn't say anything. Any help !!!!!!!!

    Thanks !!!!!
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Ok Stan, I checked my resources and couldn't find a pulling capacity but you can contact Toro your self and see what they say, Here's a link;
  6. Stan MI

    Stan MI LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 100

    Thanks, I'll check it out.
  7. Stan MI

    Stan MI LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Posts: 100

    Just to complete the thread this is the response I received from TORO.

    Thank you for contacting The Toro Company.* The Toro Company prides itself in its reputation for producing products of high quality and reliability.* We appreciate your taking the time to contact us with your questions concerning your Toro Z.

    Although Toro does not recommend using ground engaging equipment with your Z Master pulling a rake, should not be problem. The machine is more than capable of pulling the rake. I would caution you to stop pulling if you notice heavy resistance from the rake or if you notice a loss of hydraulic power.

    We value you as a Toro customer.* Please know that you have an open invitation to contact us at any time.

    The way I read this it shouldn't be a problem as long as I take it easy and don't overload it.
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    I agree, Just do like they said and it should be fine.
  9. Jayhox

    Jayhox LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Save their response so if there's a problem you can have evidence to back you up!
  10. BarnOwl

    BarnOwl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    I have a Z Master equipped wih a towbar and pull all sorts of things with it. No problem, if it is too heavy you will start slipping anyway. It won't harm the machine.
    I used to have a diesel tractor with turf tires but I can pull anything with the ZTR I used to pull with the tractor.......

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