Toro tbar users, I have a question

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    Justin Becker

    Justin Becker LawnSite Member
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    Yes. It’s too bad toro is not going to make them anymore.
     
  2. MikeJG

    MikeJG LawnSite Member
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    Plus you can run it one handed if under branches and such. You can't do that with a pistol grip set up
     
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  3. MikeJG

    MikeJG LawnSite Member
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    Here is the video we took. I do hope it helps you.
     
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    When you “let go” you are keeping one hand on the operator presence (bar) in a limp wrist style. Aka “noodle arm”

    if you can’t master the man handle 3 point turn, the best thing to do is run double cut on the outside perimeter to leave yourself enough room for a lazy loop turn.
    When done cutting your pattern frame it by cutting the perimeter again to clean up your turn lines
     
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  5. TPendagast

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    you make I look hard
    I literally do that yank turn one handed... maybe it’s because you’re shorter/less leverage?

    but yea that’s essentially the “t bar shuffle”
     
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    Justin Becker

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    Thank you so much. You make that look easy! I was playing with it trying to find that sweet spot between when it kicks in and where it’s neutral.
     
  7. TPendagast

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    Right

    it’s a bit of a dance
    you kinda drive it with one hand trying to find the neutral/drive balance like you do with a clutch and you yank it back with the other hand
    You’re turning with the outside wheel while pulling back the inside wheel in the turn
    Takes a lot of the effort out of it
     
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    Justin Becker

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    Well it’s heading back to the shop now. I used it for the only third time yesterday and have a total of about 1 hr on it and the left side of the tbar is catching on something. It won’t return to its normal position when you let go unless you yank back on it.
     
  9. TPendagast

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    Spring missing or broken ?
    Should automatically return to neutral
     
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    Justin Becker

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    No. It catching on something. The funny thing was the last time I used it it was fine. Went to use it today and it started. Once I pull it back after it catches it then will come back like normal. I just can’t figure out what it’s catching on. And it will only do it when it’s running. When it’s shut off it stops.
     

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