toro's leaving lines

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by AffinityLawns, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. AffinityLawns

    AffinityLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I own 3 toros 2 62's and a 72, noticed after 100 hrs or better on certain yards the mowers would leave lines between blades, and I sharpened blades and even bought new blades on advice from my dealer, no change at all. Does anyone have any idea what would cause this?
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    you might have a rounded edge on the corner after 100 hrs of use, btw, are the lawns thin??
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Did the deck pitch change any?
    Have you checked or changed the air pressure? If the tires are off it could change the pitch, thus could make the airflow change and possibly cause the problem.
  4. AffinityLawns

    AffinityLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I've replaced blades, check tire pressure daily, Ive measured to make sure the deck was level and it does do it more obviously in thicker grass and we slow down ground speed but still does not seem to help!
  5. PartsGuy

    PartsGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I have seen this happen numerous times over the years. One solution is to check to see if the blades are passing each other at the same time. When installing the blades install the 2 outside blades the same, while installing the center blade 90 degrees from the outside blades. If the blades are coming together at the same time what is happening is the blades are laying the grass down instead of cutting it.

    The other corrections have allready been mentioned, so good luck!

    Parts Guy
  6. jaylon

    jaylon LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1

    I had this happen to me, I just cleaned under my deck.
  7. mower17

    mower17 LawnSite Member
    from la
    Messages: 26

    The bearings on the spindles could be worn out. To check this grab one enf of the blade and wobble it up and down. It shouldn't move at all. If it does then the bearings are shot.
  8. Clay

    Clay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    Take the Atomic blades off and put gators on.... :)
  9. maxabeth

    maxabeth LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 4

    I traded my toro in for a Walker and haven't had a problen since, even after 1500 hrs.
  10. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    I'd say the exact opposite, take the Gators off and use high lifts. :D

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