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Anyone come up with a solution that will (1) keep the front wheels from dropping out of adjustment, (2) keep them loose enough so a sledge is not required to adjust mowing height (3) Keep them tight enough so I don't have bungie cords putting tension on the wheel adjusters. I've tried a bunch of different fixes but they always seem to need attention after about 4 months. These machines are doing an average 110 jobs a week.
 

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Once the bracket with the holes began to wear out, I found that I was always replacing the spring tab with the little nub on it.

The nub would wear fast and that was why they were jumping up and down.

I too need to give them a good kick to move them. I had to tighten them real tight to get them to stay put.

My experience has led me to the conclusion that I either need to live with the hard adjustment, or replace whole quadrants ($$$$)


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Originally posted by xpnd
Anyone come up with a solution that will (1) keep the front wheels from dropping out of adjustment, (2) keep them loose enough so a sledge is not required to adjust mowing height (3) Keep them tight enough so I don't have bungie cords putting tension on the wheel adjusters. I've tried a bunch of different fixes but they always seem to need attention after about 4 months. These machines are doing an average 110 jobs a week.
There are wear plates available for the cast decks (no other company offers these) & you may need new spring arms. Contact your dealer
 

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Not all of Toro mowers offer these wear plates, (which are for when you strip out the cast aluminum, where the little knob for the height adjuster fits into)
If this is a commercial mower then you already have a metal cap that fits over the adjuster.
Their new consumer mowers w/ cast aluminum deck do not offer that wear plate.
 

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Originally posted by saw man
my quick fix was to buy a Honda, That was my biggest problem with the Toro.
Toro parts are expensive. Honda's are even more so. I like having a clean air filter twice a week for the cost of .50 cents of dish detergent and not $5.00 per copy.
 

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Originally posted by saw man
Not all of Toro mowers offer these wear plates, (which are for when you strip out the cast aluminum, where the little knob for the height adjuster fits into)
If this is a commercial mower then you already have a metal cap that fits over the adjuster.
Their new consumer mowers w/ cast aluminum deck do not offer that wear plate.
WRONG WRONG there are wear plate kits available for ALL Toro cast deck mowers
 

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Sorry guys I called Toro on a homeowner mower 2 years ago and they stated it was not available for that mower. They toold me to put a screw threw the height adjuster or buy a new deck.

I clean the prefilter on my honda and dont spend 50 cents doing it, buy what you want i have had better luck with Honda. Everybody is different.
 

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I have had the Toro with the cast aluminum deck. After I repaired the height adjusters a couple times, I had to replace the deck because the aluminum wore out. I wore out the second deck and got rid of the machine. This was using it strictly for home use.

Now, I have the commercial Toro ($1000) with the steal adjusters and rubber tires. The adjusters work tough but it is only 1 year old. I believe the rubber tires (not plastic) will take a lot of the rattle out of the ride so the adjustments do not wear as fast. I know it is day and night compared to the residential mower.

By the way, my "old" Toro, the one I went through 2 decks, many adjusters, and three sets of tires lasted almost 20 years.
 

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It is not the bracket that causes the most problems, it is the aluminum deck with notches for it to fit into that are built into the "residential" Toro mowers. The notches wear with vibration from the mower and thus, you need a new deck!

I now have the commercial model with no problems.
 
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