Those of you that have started mowing, how do you like this new deck design? Is it considerable different than the SFS deck? I'm looking to buy one, but I won't if there is not much difference in the two decks. I have 5 of the SFS already.
Extremely different. The turbo force is much like the Ultra cut of exmark.. The turbo force has the adjustable baffles as well... Night and day in my opinion.... Thicker gauge steel (7guage), welded.....
my company has the new toro with turbo force deck it really depends on what your mowing situation is I have found that this deck works best when you side discharge also have an exmark with tri-vantage deck which works better for mulching and bagging. TORO also handles wet grass better but again If you are side discharging .
this is just my 2 cents worth.
I've got a 60'' on my Z588E, welded not stamped, 5.5'' deep deck, adjustable flow baffle which is surprising how effective it is, 7 guage, wide discharge mouth, mulches great in dry, side discharge is very powerful, leaves a nice clean cut and doesn't seem to clump unless it's pushed too fast into very lush thick stuff too fast, mow to the conditions and this deck will cut anything!
I will be mowing bluegrass/fescue, so I think it will do fine. I'm just tired of my old SFS decks leaving long blade lengths on the lawns. My competitors using scags are making me look bad. I love the SFS for the rainy days though when their not mowing.