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Toro 21" commerical - blade brake or not

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by IHusky, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. IHusky

    IHusky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 478

  2. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Well my opinion is don't buy one. The reason. I've had more than one,and they are not as strong in the heavy grasses as the ones without the bbc. Grass will get up in the bbc part and has to be cleaned out more than I care to have to clean it. When this happens the blade will not have the proper rpm's. I have some that are the standard with the kill cable and they are a lot better. JMO, Tony
  3. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    with it i love not having to restart after ineed to pick something up or dump the bag
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    avoid bbc whenever possible-just use a clamp on the dead man control.
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    You cant do that with a proline...
  6. IHusky

    IHusky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Thats what a dealer told me about the bbc. Just one more thing that can break. Thanks for the confirmation. Looks like the Toro commerical with Kaw engine and no bbc. How has the 3 speed drive held up on the Toro's?
  7. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    The three speed holds up very well. Gear 1 goes about 2 mph, gear 2 about 3mph and gear 3, 4.3 mph. Just grease often and you'll be fine. I've never had a problem in all types of terrain.
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    like i said avoid bbc on a toro
  9. IHusky

    IHusky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    thanks, I think that I will buy before the season is over, my cub is falling apart...got 4 seasons out of it, the kaw engine is still running like a mad man. thanks to all that replied.
  10. J&T Kiev

    J&T Kiev LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.W In.
    Messages: 416

    I use both BBC, and zone start models. The BBC saves the monotonous task of pulling the starter cord every time you move your Hands off the clutch handle. The BBC model has a cover fitted over the clutch brake belt mechanism, this cover takes up an inordinate amount space underneath the deck. Because the zone start Model lacks this cover , in my opinion it gives a slightly (though not dramatically) better cut. The only mechanical problems I had with the BBC, an easily replaced belt that snapped on the bbc mechanism.

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