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Operator-Controlled Discharge Chute-OCD

Discussion in 'Toro' started by shaun5, May 5, 2009.

  1. shaun5

    shaun5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    How well does it work? I can't decide between something like this or a grass catcher. Can it be fitted to any Turbo Force deck? (mine's a 52)...
     
  2. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Hello Shaun5 -
    Yes, we have designed the Operator-Control Discharge Chute to work on all TURBOFORCE cutting decks. There are different kits for different size decks, so check with your dealer to make sure you order the correct kit for your 52” deck.

    The OCDC has three settings, fully open, ½ way closed and closed. Because the chute gate is constructed of the same material as the discharge chute the airflow velocity does not allow the OCDC to completely seal off the discharge opening when set in the closed position. The result is a minor amount of air and clippings escape and are directed rearward toward the drive tire. This is by design to avoid windrowing that can occur when the chute is completely blocked off thus requiring the operator to make another pass to clean-up the trail of clippings. Contractors have told us the on demand versatility of the OCDC is great for redirecting clippings around beds, between buildings, around vehicles or windows, and along side walks, driveways and streets. And it avoids the extra size and weight of a grass catcher, not to mention having to dump the collected material.

    The Toro Company
     
  3. BigMike450

    BigMike450 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Can the ocdc be removed quickly to put a catcher on when needed?
     
  4. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    BigMike450,

    It all depends upon the mower, deck size and type bagger used. What mower/deck size (mid-size fixed or float, zero turn rider) are you running, and what type of bagger would you be mounting (side catcher or Z bagger with blower)?

    The Toro Company
     
  5. BigMike450

    BigMike450 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    48" Grandstand w/sidecatcher.
     
  6. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    BigMike450,

    The rubber chute and OCDC shouldn’t need to be removed when using the side catcher on your 48" GrandStand. You’ll need to raise the chute and OCDC flap and flex them back slightly when installing or removing the side catcher. It will be rather snug, but they should all work in concert.

    Thanks - The Toro Company
     
  7. BigMike450

    BigMike450 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Just what I wanted to hear,thanks.
     
  8. totallawncare25

    totallawncare25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 288

    Toro could you post some pictures of the OCDC? Is it like the one for Exmark? THanks
     
  9. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,710

    does toro have an ocdc for w/b units?
     
  10. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,710

    Toro??????
     

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