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why does everyone hate toro sfs decks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Butler Landscaping, May 29, 2010.

  1. Butler Landscaping

    Butler Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    just wondering why everyone hates toro sfs decks
  2. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    cut with one and you will quickly see. They just through clumps!
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    i don't know what an sfs deck is. all the toro's i know of currently have the turbo force decks and i love them.

    my grandstand puts out a much better cut than my exmark tthp did.\

    so i wouldn't say everyone if this sfs deck is one and the same with the turbo force deck.

    in fact i've never had a toro mower period that i've been unhappy with.
  4. coxslawncare

    coxslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    I wish I had an sfs because it has to be better than the turbo force on my '09 36 inch walk. My old late 90's model toro cut beautiful and rarely missed anything. Now that I have the turbo force deck anything over 6-8 inches tall has to be cut twice. I have to run it in first gear to keep it from clumping if the grass is wet at all. I wish they would go back to whatever deck they were using back then. I love the T-bar controls but the purpose of the machine is to cut grass and it does everything well but cut grass
  5. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Sooooo:rolleyes:...your cutting more than 8 inches of grass with a 36 WB and you think the mower is to blame?.........
  6. coxslawncare

    coxslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    I'm thinking that my 52 everride never had problems with it, my new 52 inch V-ride has not had any problems with it yet (only had a week and cut a rental property that was just under waist high last week with out missing hardly anything) and my old toro had no problems. I am not talking about cutting yards that are consistently 8 inches tall throughout the whole thing, I am talking about the random weeds that pop up and are 4 or 5 inches taller than the rest of the yard is what gets missed. It does not have the vacuum requires to suck the stuff back up that gets knocked down. That mower only gets used on gated back yards, it might get pulled of the trailer 2-3 times per week.
  7. Butler Landscaping

    Butler Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    i won a z master on ebay really cheap thats why i was wondering i just found out it has a sfs deck...
  8. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    I wouldn't worry about it. Ours cut decent, not great but decent. It doesn't cut the grass clippings into fine pieces like our other mowers do.
  9. Butler Landscaping

    Butler Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    thanks for the info
  10. N.TX

    N.TX LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 473

    I had an sfs deck and as long as you didnt run old blades they are fine. I dont think the blades overlap enough on the 62" leaving some trails of uncut grass if your blades got rounded off too much.

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