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Can I use My ZTR To....

Stan MI

LawnSite Member
Location
MI
Pull a spring tooth harrow ? 2 sections each about 3' across. I only have it down about an inch. Doesn't feel like much of a load.

27 Horse LC Toro.

Would like to see someone else's opinion.

Thanks in advance.
 

Scotts' Yard Care

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northwest
Some machines have a recommended pull in pounds and drawbar weight rating. Is this in your manual? Some Zs are rated for 85 pound pull and others are listed for 2000( Dixie Chopper) I think.
 

Smalltimer1

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Raleigh, NC area
Stan MI said:
Pull a spring tooth harrow ? 2 sections each about 3' across. I only have it down about an inch. Doesn't feel like much of a load.

27 Horse LC Toro.

Would like to see someone else's opinion.

Thanks in advance.
I wouldn't try it. It's best to do ground engaging tasks with a garden tractor, which have transmissions designed to handle the stresses of ground engaging work.

That's why I run all garden tractors, so I'm not handicapped when it comes time to run a trench or work on a garden and mow at the same place when I can only take one machine on my trailer at a time.
 
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Stan MI

LawnSite Member
Location
MI
Bump ..............

Read the manual. Doesn't say anything. Any help !!!!!!!!

Thanks !!!!!
 

Restrorob

LawnSite Fanatic
Stan MI said:
Bump ..............

Read the manual. Doesn't say anything. Any help !!!!!!!!

Thanks !!!!!
Ok Stan, I checked my resources and couldn't find a pulling capacity but you can contact Toro your self and see what they say, Here's a link; http://www.toro.com/contact/index.html#4
 
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Stan MI

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Location
MI
Just to complete the thread this is the response I received from TORO.


Thank you for contacting The Toro Company.* The Toro Company prides itself in its reputation for producing products of high quality and reliability.* We appreciate your taking the time to contact us with your questions concerning your Toro Z.

Although Toro does not recommend using ground engaging equipment with your Z Master pulling a rake, should not be problem. The machine is more than capable of pulling the rake. I would caution you to stop pulling if you notice heavy resistance from the rake or if you notice a loss of hydraulic power.

We value you as a Toro customer.* Please know that you have an open invitation to contact us at any time.


The way I read this it shouldn't be a problem as long as I take it easy and don't overload it.
 

Restrorob

LawnSite Fanatic
I agree, Just do like they said and it should be fine.
 

BarnOwl

LawnSite Member
Location
The Netherlands
I have a Z Master equipped wih a towbar and pull all sorts of things with it. No problem, if it is too heavy you will start slipping anyway. It won't harm the machine.
I used to have a diesel tractor with turf tires but I can pull anything with the ZTR I used to pull with the tractor.......
 
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