Grandstand mulching blades/stripe kit

Discussion in 'Toro' started by whytech, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. whytech

    whytech LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 3

    Just visited my dealer today and purchased a new GrandStand 48/23. Sure hoping the problems on this forum are not my problems! Dealer wasnt clear about mulching blades. I did order the mulch kit, which he said came with the Recycler blades. I asked about the Atomic blades and he told me that these were not for use with the the mulching kit, but were used with the discharge chute. Can anyone offer authoritative guidance on Recycler vs Atomic mulch blades?

    The GrandStand brochure indicates a stripe kit available in 2009. My choice of this mower was made in part on this representation. Anyone know the status of the stripe kit and how to get one? Dealer didnt know anything about it - made a few calls but no answers.


  2. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    whytech -

    Your dealer was correct, Recycler blades are included with the Recycler mulching kit and Atomic (toothed) blades should be used in side discharge mode only, similar to Gator blades. They were not designed to be used with the Recycler mulching baffles and kickers.

    The roller striper accessory kit is still in engineering development and not available at this time. Unfortunately we don’t have an ETA at this point.

    - The Toro Company
  3. Bob_n_weave

    Bob_n_weave LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I e-mailed Toro Customer Service about getting a Stripping Kit for the Grandstand in May 2009 and got a reply a few days later saying the Kit will be available in 2009. WTF. :hammerhead: I replyed with, since this is May 2009 can you be a little more specific and never got a reply.

    Go to for a stripping kit on the Grandstand. I have a 48" Deck and recommend the 39" Stripping Kit.
  4. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Bob n weave -

    A striping roller kit is in the final stages of testing and is expected to be in production later this fall.

    -The Toro Company
  5. Lazer Cut

    Lazer Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 906

    any news on that striping kit???
  6. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I don't have grandstand experience but I did find on a Gravely that the raptor/gator type blades improved its mulching performance, especially with leaves. The higher lift seemed to help a lot. Experiment around I'd say.
  7. The Toro Company

    The Toro Company LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Lazer Cut - The roller striping kit for the 48", 52", and 60" GrandStand models is now in production. The Toro part number is 114-3521. Availability is expected by the end of this month.

    A similar striping kit will be produced for the new 36" and 40" models ... additional information to follow.

    -The Toro Company

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