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Turf Tracer HP question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnworker, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    For those that have run these a long time, Do the deck pins that suspend the deck and give it its floating ability hold up well over the years, and do you ever put grease on these things to quite them up and make them last longer?

    Also, what about the ball and socket hydraulic linkages. should they be sprayed with any thing?

    Thanks for replies.

  2. JohnGr

    JohnGr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I have had a couple of Turf tracers HP and love them never had to change or oil them.
  3. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    get a can of silicone spray ,works great doesent leave oily residue like wd-40
  4. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    To answer your question, No they bend and break! Drill out the holes and use bigger pins. Saves a lot of hassle.
  5. Greenstar Services

    Greenstar Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    The Turf Tracer HP deck pins in ours have given us no problem in the last 5 years of operation. Excellent machines.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    i have replaced my pins maybe twice in 5 yrs
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Been running my Turf Tracer for 3 years and haven't had a single deck pin break. Nevertheless, I carry a couple in the toolbox for such an occasion.
  8. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    Charlie, Do you mean the role pin that hold the main pins into the deck holes ? The front pins are like 1 " thick. It would take a lot to even bend one.

    The backs, now, are smaller. They might break easier.

    Also, I wonder about the bushings, if they wear out fast.
  9. CharlieBingo

    CharlieBingo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Sorry, if I misread your question. I meant the pins for changing cutting height, I run 60in decks so bigger pins are better.
  10. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    Have a TTHP 52" never had a pin bend or break. Never done anything to the hydro linkage joints either. Its a '99 so 6 years is enough for something to have broke I imagine.

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