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Toro's Turbo force deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bart may, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
    Posts: 273

    Those of you that have started mowing, how do you like this new deck design? Is it considerable different than the SFS deck? I'm looking to buy one, but I won't if there is not much difference in the two decks. I have 5 of the SFS already.
  2. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 425

    From what I saw its seems deeper and alot more vacuum
  3. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    Extremely different. The turbo force is much like the Ultra cut of exmark.. The turbo force has the adjustable baffles as well... Night and day in my opinion.... Thicker gauge steel (7guage), welded.....
  4. D Fricks

    D Fricks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    my company has the new toro with turbo force deck it really depends on what your mowing situation is I have found that this deck works best when you side discharge also have an exmark with tri-vantage deck which works better for mulching and bagging. TORO also handles wet grass better but again If you are side discharging .
    this is just my 2 cents worth.
  5. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    I've got a 60'' on my Z588E, welded not stamped, 5.5'' deep deck, adjustable flow baffle which is surprising how effective it is, 7 guage, wide discharge mouth, mulches great in dry, side discharge is very powerful, leaves a nice clean cut and doesn't seem to clump unless it's pushed too fast into very lush thick stuff too fast, mow to the conditions and this deck will cut anything!

    This new model is nothing like the others.
  6. bart may

    bart may LawnSite Senior Member
    from montana
    Posts: 273

    I will be mowing bluegrass/fescue, so I think it will do fine. I'm just tired of my old SFS decks leaving long blade lengths on the lawns. My competitors using scags are making me look bad. I love the SFS for the rainy days though when their not mowing.
  7. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    If you open the adjustable baffle this would give equal to or better than performance compared to a SFS deck.

    Reducing/closing the baffle gives you smaller clippings, and if you use mulch blades too, even better.

    The Turfo Force decks are amazing mulchers, I doubt there would be a better one.

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