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21" toro commercial

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ozd12005, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    With the wet season already a disappointment I lost probably half of the ground speed on my toro proline. Engine is running smooth, replaced the drive cable last season and has run great the past few weeks. Seems maybe a 1/4 inch is all it takes when squeezing the handle to engage the drive. Any help I would greatly appreciate

    Unit is going into it's 5th season
  2. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,431

    Is the only issue the slower ground speed? Which model Toro is that?
  3. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    Yes the only issue is the ground speed, engine is running great. Could barley pull itself up the trailer ramp. Model #22188 6hp kaw
  4. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,443

    I have one just like it...goes like a tank still!! check the transmission - maybe belt is slipping....is the drive cable adjusted correctly?
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    if it was -he would not be having an issue. just adjust the belt
  6. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    Update.... After replacing the cable and belt I still had a problem, took it to the dealer and after the mechanic scratched his head for quite sometime trying a few different things come to find out the bracket was bent back from use over the years. First time he had seen it but after nudging it up all seems fine with the speed. Had to think about how much use this mower has seen and I kinda of figured it out to be over 15,000 lawns :weightlifter:
    Wow!!!! cant complain about this unit as over the years I have only replaced the belt and drive cable once
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Glad to hear it worked out for you.

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