Toro 52" Grandstand

Discussion in 'Toro' started by Kingstowne Lawn, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Back in the shop today!! More loose nuts and bolts! Couldn't drive the mower forward had to back it into the trailer!! Control lever assembly issues again!! Dealer was fantastic about it, not sure about the manufacturer!!
  2. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Have you had those problems with the Wright Stander??
  3. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    NONE!! They just don't have a good deck on them and don't have the cushion platform or heighth adjustment like these. If I wanted to mow with the mower in circles it would be ok!! One side of the control lever bracket came completely apart. I think they were assembled by the Council of the Blind! No offence to the blind people~~
  4. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Update with the mowers, they sent updated parts to the dealer to "fix" the control lever issues. We'll see. I noticed that the pad on the back of the mower where the operator stands is loose again. Also replaced several times!!
  5. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Fixed the control levers with updated versions of the linkage. Thank you to Toro for these fixes. Also decided to purchase another Grandstand today over the new Stander X. Much better cut even with my GS that has 400 or so hrs!!
  6. tomsyardcare

    tomsyardcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I recently purchased a toro grandstand here in MA from Fred's Duxbury Fix-It.
    It has been in the shop approx. ten times now. I only have 145 hrs. on it to date. The latest issue are the gas shocks. We replace the shock on the right side(operater's right), I must say it was a bit difficult considering it is only 2 bolts. Then the left side went, so to speed up the repair the dealer took a shock of the other 52" GS they had for sale(which I am considering purchasing) Both me and the dealer's mechanic could not get the 2nd bolt through the hole( the bottom hole) as it does not line up. Ther is no way to compress the shock enough the get it to line up. I wound up taking the machine as I needed it to mow my accounts and I plan to drop it off tomorrow after I am done for the week.(8/10/12). Could it be that the shock taken from the other machine is different? Or is there some trick to getting the bolt to line up with the hole? I will say I and my crew love using the machine, however having to bring it to the shop every week has made me very hestitent about purchasing the other one. It is a leftover 2011 model 52" 23 H.P. GS purchased at Fred's Duxbury Fix-it in Duxbury, MA. mY NAME IS Tom Finch owner of Tom's Yardcare of Duxbury MA. I can be reached @ 781-249-4701. Thank you

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