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Anti-Blowout baffle for Turbo Force Deck

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HazellLawnCare, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. HazellLawnCare

    HazellLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    I just purchased 2 liquid cooled Toros with the 60" Turbo Force decks and 3 bag baggers. I was running across a back yard that was full of leaves and it kept blowing out the right front of the deck. Does Toro make a anti-blowout baffle like Exmark? If anyone knows I would greatly appreciate it.
  2. HazellLawnCare

    HazellLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    no comments?
  3. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    I don't think They can Have an ABB because the baffling is Adjustable....
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    Did you have the baffle adjusted correctly?
  5. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    I've got a Z588E, 60'' turbo force deck, get absolutly no blowout.

    have you checked your deck pitch?

    they have blowout lip on the inside of the bull nose, shouldn't blowout, but the front of the deck is slightly raised so maybe....hmmmmm.

    I'm sure if you fine tune your adjustable flow baffle things will improve.

    There are quite a few on here with these new toro's, just give this thread a bump every 2 days a couple of times if it dissapears so blokes can see it.

    Try raptor blades as well...

    if you are using notched highlifts, try a lesser lift blade, i find with this deck the notched highlifts have too much lift, cause too much dust, where a less lift blade will give as good if not better cut and no mess.
  6. Hey tony mate ...getting the rain now ?<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_2_8v.gif' border=0></a>

    Try adjusting that baffle first in the bagging postion ....then fine tune it from there.

    Ive found that when bagging leaves in and around that position and with gator blades i get very little blowout.

    I also keep my deck pitch right on 1/4 inch.

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,035

    Could someone give advise on how to properly adjust the deck pitch on the new Toro's? It sounds like pitch is more important than I thought since I have heard it mentioned quite a few times here on LS.
    Assuming your mower blades and spindles aren't damaged couldn't you compare measurements in the front of the mower deck against the rear of the deck, or should you measure the blade tips front and rear? It seams to me if you measure the blade tips the only way to adjust them is to adjust the deck anyway assuming nothing is broke or bent :help:
  8. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    Hey Odin ole mate!

    Hows it hangin??

    We are getting a few more light night showers, grass is greening, weather is warming, and phone hasn't stopped since last wednesday, lets just say I'm rather busy....no time for washing toros now lol!

    So please ask ya missus to send over some more, we need followup otherwise it will die off again, we are right on the coast...sand....doesn't help grass stay good if no reg. rain.

    I'm shoutin' yas a beeer! :drinkup: :drinkup:
  9. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    Dave, as the deck skirt isn't the same all way around, only way is to measure from blade tips, all in ya manual. don't ever measure from deck.

  10. Hello dave ..measure it with the blade tips .Back tip should be 1/4 higher then the front tip ..Also go to your nearest john deere dealer and get one of these little do hickey's in the pic to measure the tips its only about 8 or 10 bucks.

    Hey tony you aussie guys got franny thinking she has divine connections lol

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