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Worldlawn setting standard for small walk technology

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dishboy, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,842


    First with a timed blade 28" and now offering a timed blade 32"

    If anybody has ever operated a timed blade walk , the advantages are huge in QOC and mulching ability. Perhaps the big manufactures will stop letting bean counters dictate mower design when they start loosing market share. I see a new 32" timed mower to join my homemade 42" timed deck walk on my trailer this year.
  2. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Are these the new cheaper mowers everyone is talking about in the other thread. I looked at the site and they actually offer a 60" ZTR that goes the norm 10MPH. If they are that much cheaper I would buy a few only if the dealer support is there. I think cut quality may be an issues compard to an Exmark or Scag.
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,842

    Your right, a staggered blade design can't compete with the QOC of timed blade mowers for many reasons. By design the Skagg or Exmark will be inferior. A staggered blade deck will cut at different heights on uneven ground because it has too. This is a design defect that becomes a big issue at short cutting heights or on dense turf that is not pool table level.
  4. TheOctagon

    TheOctagon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I must be blind. Where does it talk about the timed blades? Curious how they went about it.
  5. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 5,842

  6. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,345

    So what happens when you hit a object with a mower blade? The timing belt jumps and blades hit each other and parts get distroyed? Blades moving as fast as they do cause a lot of damage quick.
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  7. sedge

    sedge LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 34,764

    I don't care who makes it, how great a cut it is, if it ain't a hydro, it blows.
  8. TheOctagon

    TheOctagon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    i worked on an ariens tractor mower recently that had a timed 42" deck. Looks like a very similar setup. I think the drive belt is designed to slip before the timing belt. not 100% sure on that but it seems like the logical way to have it. Kinda neat though to see some more use of timed decks.
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,269

    We ran the Troy Bilt with timed blades for several years and didn't tear up anything. It was a mulch only deck and gave a good cut on souther grasses.
  10. twcw5804

    twcw5804 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    #3 in 24hours.

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