TORO submarine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by oldturf, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. oldturf

    oldturf LawnSite Member
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    One of my employees put my new Toro 580D in a pond! I have turned it in to the insurance and they want to change out and flush the hydraulic system,
    which is full of water,and grease all the grease points until clean grease comes out. They think doing this and changing oil and draining fuel and changing all filters and spraying down everything with rust preventative is
    all that it needs. Well I do not think so.
    Since I could not immediately get my mower in the shop because they have such a backlog, I already did all that they want to do but I still have lost
    one of my rear wheel motors and the gauges are misting on the inside. I did
    these things just to stop further damage but I say that things will continue to fail unless key components are replaced and everthing broken apart and cleaned, greased and reassembled. Am I wrong. This is a 6 month old mower
    and I do not want it to be in danger of breaking down after they settle.
    Any suggestions?:cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  2. tomo

    tomo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    hello, your situation is the same as a vehicle if it were to go under water .
    On a new vehicle for example the vehicle is then written off by the insurance company as 4 obvious reasons they will always give trouble .
    Your situation is a little different ,,but if u have allowed 4 complete replacement in your insurance coverage . IMO insurance would be mandatory for such an expensive mower and especially if used by employees..

    ALL GREASES CHANGE
    ALL OILS CHANGE
    ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS CLEANED AND USE SPECIALISED GREASE TO LUBE ACCORDINGLY
    ALL OPEN ELECTRICS TO BE REPLACED OR OVERHAULED
    ENGINE DAMAGE MOST LIKELY IF WATER WAS IN THE CYLINDERS FOR MORE THAN 48 HRS
    IF THE ENGINE WAS GOING SEVERE INTERNAL DAMAGE MAY BE PRESENT

    CHANGE ALL FLUIDS AGAIN AFTER 20 HRS

    BEING SUBMERGED,, EVIDENCE WILL REMAIN AND OBVIOUSLY AFFECT RESALE

    TOMO:waving:
     
  3. jgraves912

    jgraves912 LawnSite Member
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    what ever happened on your submarine?
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Y'all see why I say insurance is as much a waste of time and money?
    You're just now running into exactly the kind of CRAP I ran into years before,
    after all the beautiful "omg if you have a terrible accident we will BAIL you out
    no questions asked" stories, this is what comes of it.

    But I've dropped a chainsaw in a creek before, and it runs today.
    Granted it sat for several years before I got it running good again.

    You'll want to remove the spark plug(s) and spray a good amount of Wd-40
    into the cylinder(s), then turn the engine over just a few times.

    That will at least keep it lubricated, and it should have been done right away.
    And it will run again, just a matter of time, lots of time, patience and tlc.

    It didn't work evidently it sunk like a rock.
     
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    .........only a good submarine.............can resurface.

    ^^^sorry couldn't resist^^^ :laugh:



    You might consider changing ALL the fluids at least twice, if not 3 times in fairly rapid succession - for your own peace of mind.

    Any remaining moisture in the engine will get heat-evaporated in short time after an oil change or two...but the closed-system hydro's is where I'd change it at least 3 times.
    .02
     
  6. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    According to his stats he has not been on the forum in almost 2 years.
     

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