Toro Proline 48" WB Grass Discharge Problem

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Tennessee Hillbilly, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Tennessee Hillbilly

    Tennessee Hillbilly LawnSite Member
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    I've got a Toro 48" WB (Proline) with a 15HP Kohler engine and a fixed deck. Problem I'm having is that if the grass is the least bit wet, it doesn't discharge. The deck chokes up and I have to disengage the blades to let the grass fall out. I'm running the blades that came with the mower (4 yrs old) and I keep them sharp.

    I'm thinking maybe a different blade design or a different pitch of the deck (forward or backward) would help discharge better as it doesn't seem to be a HP problem.
     
  2. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What kind of blades came with the mower? High-lift, or mulching?

    You might also try removing the discharge chute - it will help as far as the clipppings are concerned.
     
  3. Tennessee Hillbilly

    Tennessee Hillbilly LawnSite Member
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    they're high-lift blades.

    I've also removed the discharge chute.
     
  4. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Then I would ask what kind of grass you are cutting, and at what height?

    In that case, you could try mulching blades - I'm not sure that pitching the deck a certain way will really help anything.
     
  5. Tennessee Hillbilly

    Tennessee Hillbilly LawnSite Member
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    Fescue. Right now, due to rain, about 8" cutting to 4".
     
  6. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't think you have anything to worry about. First of all, any mower is probably going to bog down in 8" of wet tall fescue. Secondly, if you follow the 1/3 rule and only cut 1/3 of the grass during mowing (so 6" down to 4") you probably won't have as much trouble with the discharge.

    Good luck. :usflag:
     

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