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And in case anyone thought I was joking about waxing the mower...


TA-DA!



Astro Shield! Love the stuff. Too bad they are out of business now.


Theoretically, I should be able to mow faster now, as the waxed deck is more aerodynamic.



Hey, does anyone use any sort of spray for UNDER the deck?
I picked up a can of "MO-DECK" to try since the mower is new, and clean.



Will it actually DO what it says it does?
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Hey Hedgemaster,

Congrats on the new mower, it looks awesome! I too only run 21" walk behinds as all my yards are too small for anything else. I have looked at the Toro as well and really liked what i saw but I have no local Toro dealer here unless I want to drive 60 miles to get one or for service (not going to happen anytime soon) so I have been using Cub Cadets. I've been really happy with them and the local dealer just can not be beat for service.

I am interested in hearing how you like it as I have heard they are amazing at mulching. Keep us informed.


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Used the new mower for the first time today!

First mow job of the season.
Started on the third pull (today was the very first time it was started) and after that, it started on the first pull every time. I also have to say that it's the easiest "pull" of any mower I've owned in the past.

Bags well - fills the bag, unlike my Craftsman which seems to clog before the bag gets full.
After I did that job, I took the bag off and "mulched" my back yard. The grass isn't really high enough yet to tell how well it mulches though.

LOOK! It's DIRTY now! LOL!




No, really... look CLOSER!




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Even under HERE!




LOL!


I tried that "washout port". I'm not sure I understand the purpose though.
I thought the thing would "spin", or somehow spray the underside of the entire deck, but it only sprays the front half.
Maybe that's the most critical part to keep clean, as the "kickers" are mounted up there. (They deflect grass back to be chopped up again when mulching)
I ended up just using the hose to spray it all off. It did come clean, which surprised me. It felt like it was "hardened" on there pretty good. Maybe the "MO-DECK" spray actually helped?



So far...

Likes:

Personal Pace - works well. Fast.
Easy to start
Fold up handle locks in place for storage
No primer/throttle
Bag is easy to remove and replace
Relatively quiet


Dislikes:

Too much plastic (that top engine cover is really flimsy)
Have to adjust each wheel height individually (My Craftsman had a 1 point adjustment lever)
Can't "mulch on demand" like the Recycler line - have to insert a "plug" when you remove the bag. One more thing to lose - one more step to take.
No aftermarket chrome wheels available.
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Hey, does anyone use any sort of spray for UNDER the deck?
I picked up a can of "MO-DECK" to try since the mower is new, and clean.



Will it actually DO what it says it does?
We have tested MODECK and it does not do nearly as good as the can suggests. I have had really good results from Fluid Film though.
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That trimmer attachment you will absolutely LOVE..
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We have tested MODECK and it does not do nearly as good as the can suggests. I have had really good results from Fluid Film though.

Noted. Thank you for your input!
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That trimmer attachment you will absolutely LOVE..
I can't wait to try it. I'm interested in knowing what size branches I can cut with it. Looks like it will cut some big stuff.

I have a row of "hedges" (not really sure what they are) 8' tall along the back of my yard. This thing should make maintaining them a breeze.
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I have the hedger for my 130 kombi, its a breeze, but it will only cut to its capacity, if that makes sense, you cant fit anything larger in it lol..

but mines the biggest power head @ 2.1 hp yours might not cut as well.. Idk
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that's a nice mower i would be affraid to get it dirty, joking lol.. and love the hedge trimmer i bet that bad boy is awesome.
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that's a nice mower i would be affraid to get it dirty, joking lol.. and love the hedge trimmer i bet that bad boy is awesome.
Thanks. I mowed my lawn today with it and hosed it all off afterwards.
I think the wax helps.

I may need to build a "cleaning station" for use in my driveway because I don't have a place to just hose it off and leave the chunks of grass lay. Maybe a square section of plywood with a "lip" around the edges, notched to allow the water to drain? It would contain most of the slop that gets rinsed off, then when it dries, I can pick up the grass chunks and toss it in the trash.

I dunno... I've never washed a mower before, but if I'm using it to make money, I need to take care of it.
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