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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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What's your view as to why you experienced such a difference between the two mowers?
The Turboforce 40" I believe is an experiment. The blades are short and the deck is small. A smaller circumference on the blades and baffles means a greater angle when something hits it (as a circle's circumference approaches infinity the circle itself approaches a straight line and vice versa). Also, the spindle housings are huge and only leave about 2" between them and the baffles. There is just not enough room under there and it gets packed and does nothing but throw clumps and a massive blanket of clippings.



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Sounds like my zero turn mower, i can't beleive how much gets stuck on the deck. I have to clean it 2x a day sometimes depends how wet it is
2x a day? You're lucky! I had to clean this thing out 5x per lawn. No joking! What sort of mower is your zero turn?
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2x a day? You're lucky! I had to clean this thing out 5x per lawn. No joking! What sort of mower is your zero turn?
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Toro is bringing me a 36" to test on my worst lawn. If it doesn't make a mess like the 40" did I may take it home. However, I'd really, really love to move up to a 52".
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The Toro rep brought me a Turboforce 36 to try today. I purposely abused it so that it would make a mess. It had rained this morning and was sprinkling during the demo, the grass was extra tall and weedy and I lowered the deck too low (2.5") for the turf type and conditions. Even with this blatant attempt to skew the results the 36" performed like a mower should. I took it home with me.

I did return to the lawn raised the deck up to 3" and finished the lawn. This mower is faster than the 40", probably due to it being a few pounds lighter and it has a 16HP engine while the 40" had a 15HP engine. Even with losing 4" of mower width I believe the extra speed will compensate.

The deck had a little bit of grass under it but it was not completely packed full like the 40" after 5 or 6 passes. So far I'm pleased with the 36".
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Is there any chance this mower was treated with something to keep the grass from sticking to the underside of the deck or is it simply better designed?
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Is there any chance this mower was treated with something to keep the grass from sticking to the underside of the deck or is it simply better designed?
Actually, before I returned the 40" I treated it with Fluid-film and used it for a week along with every style of blade available. The Fluid-film didn't prevent any buildup but it did make cleaning it out very easy. Just put your hand under there and wipe it off.

I wish I had taken some photos of the underside of the 40". There is no room under there. It's a 3 blade design and the spindle housings are 9.375" in diameter leaving only 2" between the spindle housings and the baffles. Add to that the short diameter of the baffles and you've got a real problem under there.

The 36" is a two blade design and there is just so much more room for air to move under there.
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Who would have thunk the 36" would have more room for air to move than the 40" deck! Very fascinating!
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I hate to bring up this old topic but it's just too funny. I was looking at a few new mowers at my local Toro shop and the sales man said "you should look at this mower, it's the cream of the crop, top of the line, used but only has around 100 hours on it".

I looked at it and said "I know. It's the one I brought back because it sucks!" HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH. It was the 40" Turboforce I had returned last year.
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LOL aint that something!
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that just shows that the dealer [or at least the salesman ] is a slime ball liar thats not worth dealing with .
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