Toro Owners

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FLMOWER, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. FLMOWER

    FLMOWER LawnSite Member
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    I currently own a 36" Toro Proline w/ floating deck. This is my first mower and was just wondering what you guys do to keep the front end down. The front end jumps, coming out of any gear. It had a dumbell tied to the front, however I took it off because it looked very unprofessional. Im not quite sure what the engineers were thinking.

    Thanks
     
  2. Conoverbandit

    Conoverbandit LawnSite Member
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    Hello,
    We have 4 Toro walk behind mowers. A 44, (2) 52's and a 62. The 44 does'nt seem to jump as much, but the 52's we had to put a weight on the corner to keep'em down. That is why the dumb bell was on yours. We used a piece of heavy weight metal we found and bolted it on.(not very pretty, but it works) as for the 62, that things so heavy it does'nt have that problem. I'm thinking about installing a piece of 2in. channel or solid metal inside the frame rail on ours to see if this helps keep the front end down. Hope this helps.

    Wayne
     
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i have a snapper wb, it does the same thing. are u releasing the handles to quickly?
     
  4. BigMike

    BigMike LawnSite Member
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    I own a 32" Toro w/ 13 HP Kohler engine...I think you are taking off too fast. Try easing your way into full acceleration...especially if you're in a high gear.
     
  5. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Try to loosen the tension on the belts a little bit and start your acceleration a little slower.
     
  6. Conoverbandit

    Conoverbandit LawnSite Member
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    Mine does it when trying to pull up hill.
     
  7. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870

    I have the mower you're talking about.

    Since we have a bagger attachment, that helps, but I'd try this:

    Get a +/- 40" peice of 3/8" or 1/2" steel 3" x 20", paint it red and bolt it across the front carrier frame between the caster wheels. You can even use U-bolts if you don't want to drill holes.
     
  8. FLMOWER

    FLMOWER LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys I really appreciate all the info. I don't beleive this is a problem of accelerating too fast, just too light up front. Not only does it lift up on start, but even at slow speeds the front end hops up if terrain isn't perfectly level. It has this problem with or without the sulky. I like the fix of putting some steel up on the front frame rail. Ill keep you posted. Thanks
     
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    You're not alone.

    We have the same problem with our Ferris WB's too. All of the 52 and 61's have 50 lb. weights up front to help keep the deck down.
     
  10. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    I currently own a 36" Toro Proline w/ floating deck. This is my first mower and was just wondering what you guys do to keep the front end down. The front end jumps, coming out of any gear. It had a dumbell tied to the front,
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    jumping any gear? How that could be? Is this T-bar or pistol?
    I think you just release drive levers too fast, I ocassionally have this problem when going up hill, because I released drive levers too fast on high gear like 4th which will happen to any mower, other than that none. the Metro deck sticks like glue to the ground (it's fixed deck), and no dumbell no nothing just plain factory deck.

    I think you just released too fast since this is your first, it takes months before knowing everything about your mower, be patient.

    best regards,
     

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