Toro Personal Pace Noise

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Duper, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Duper

    Duper LawnSite Member
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    I have a new Toro 20038 w/ the Personal Pace system. When I start to push the bar to activate some forward movement I can sometimes hear a fast clicking sound (almost like gears slipping or something).

    Also, when I'm mowing I think I can hear a lighter version of that same clicking under the rumble of the engine. There's no degradation in performance or anything (as far as I can tell)... but I'm not so sure those are 'normal' operating sounds.

    ARE those normal sounds? I've only had the mower for a few hours of use.

    Thanks!!

    -Duper
     
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
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    the new Toro steel deck POS mowers were not greased from the factory. Take off your drive wheels and grease them, you may still have a clicking which can be normal (just how the self propelled works)
     
  3. Duper

    Duper LawnSite Member
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    Thanks! I'll try that. My dealer provides me w/ free servicing after 5 hours of use (oil change and what not), so I think I'll pass along the request to them. :cool:
     
  4. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
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    THIS ISN"T A STEEL DECK MOWER - the drive wheels on this unit have grease points - use em'
     
  5. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
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    your right it is not a steel deck, but is a POS toro
     
  6. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
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    Thats true, BUT they are different trannys between the steel & the cast
     
  7. Duper

    Duper LawnSite Member
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    Well, it cuts and mulches GREAT - and won't use it but a couple times a week.

    What don't you guys like about it? :confused:

    I'm sure if I used it day in and day out it would only last a couple years, but it's not rated for commercial use so... :rolleyes: as to be expected I think.
     
  8. jasond

    jasond LawnSite Member
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    I bought two of the 22" Toro Personal Pace mowers. They are working excellent for what we need them for. Originally I was sold on buying commercial mowers (Honda Xenoy). My guys were tearing up cables and wheels so badly that I decided why spend the extra money.
     
  9. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
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    POS - i was reading as Preferred Operating System. There is nothing wrong with these units - you said so yourself
     
  10. Duper

    Duper LawnSite Member
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    Ahh... using the term "Personal Operating System" for a mower is new to me.

    I figured it meant: Piece Of S#!^

    :p
     

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