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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by ctrav » Wed May 15, 2019 11:33 am

Just purchased a 2008 GM1000 at a decent price (I think). I have read just about everything I can find but have a few of questions now and Im sure more later...

- is it worth it to remove the transport wheel rods
- as I start to scalp down from 1" how much should I do at one time
- should I wait a day before going to the next lower point
- being somewhat mechanically challenged did I bite off more than I can chew
- how did you get the edges of lawn scalped down with the transport rods in the way

Any help is much appreciated...
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by TC2 » Wed May 15, 2019 11:56 am

You might as well take the axels off unless you really want to use the transport wheels. Don’t forget one side is reverse thread.

The biggest issue with scalping is removing the amount of material you’re going to be pulling off. Just take it down at your own rate and at the amount the mower can handle. You don’t need to wait before taking it as low as you want it. Letting it sit before scalping again is arguably more damaging but the bermuda will take it.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by ctrav » Wed May 15, 2019 12:11 pm

TC2 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:56 am
You might as well take the axels off unless you really want to use the transport wheels. Don’t forget one side is reverse thread.

The biggest issue with scalping is removing the amount of material you’re going to be pulling off. Just take it down at your own rate and at the amount the mower can handle. You don’t need to wait before taking it as low as you want it. Letting it sit before scalping again is arguably more damaging but the bermuda will take it.
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by ctrav » Wed May 15, 2019 12:12 pm

When I got the GM1000 it was set at 1.06' HOC and Im trying to lower but this bolt is about to pop out...
What to do??????

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Its on the left side as you face the mower or the right side standing behind it...
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by N LA Hacker » Wed May 15, 2019 12:47 pm

Should ease back in as you lower it. It's trying to escape because it's too high.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by ctrav » Wed May 15, 2019 1:06 pm

N LA Hacker wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Should ease back in as you lower it. It's trying to escape because it's too high.
Tried that and it just snapped off :( :shock:

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Post by SGrabs33 » Wed May 15, 2019 1:19 pm

SGrabs33 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:06 pm
What does it mean if the bedknife adjustment screw is very tight and nearly impossible to turn. I am trying to adjust the REEL/Bedknife closer but I feel like something is wrong because of how hard it is to turn.

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Any ideas on this? I searched online and found nothing.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by TC2 » Wed May 15, 2019 1:23 pm

Bleh. I did that on mine but that was because I’d forgotten to loosen the retaining bolt :oops: . Had to order a new side piece.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by Mrsamman » Wed May 15, 2019 1:35 pm

ctrav wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:06 pm
N LA Hacker wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Should ease back in as you lower it. It's trying to escape because it's too high.
Tried that and it just snapped off :( :shock:

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I think you were going the wrong way. Tightening that bolt lowers the HOC.
Find a local welder to weld that back on instead of trying to buy a new one.
Scott
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by ctrav » Wed May 15, 2019 2:41 pm

Mrsamman wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:35 pm
ctrav wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:06 pm
N LA Hacker wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Should ease back in as you lower it. It's trying to escape because it's too high.
Tried that and it just snapped off :( :shock:

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I think you were going the wrong way. Tightening that bolt lowers the HOC.
Find a local welder to weld that back on instead of trying to buy a new one.
Scott
Thanks Scott for the suggestion. I would be concerned welding with it being aluminum so I ended up ordering.
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by ctrav » Wed May 15, 2019 2:42 pm

TC2 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Bleh. I did that on mine but that was because I’d forgotten to loosen the retaining bolt :oops: . Had to order a new side piece.
Yes sir I just ordered and at least the guy cut me some slack on the shipping. Dang part still cost me $47!!!
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by TC2 » Wed May 15, 2019 3:25 pm

@SGrabs33 it’s not that the adjustment screws are all gunked up is it? Alternatively is the reel/bedknife old? You might be reaching maximum.

The one in the picture is what you should see on a new reel/knife.
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by N LA Hacker » Wed May 15, 2019 3:52 pm

Were you tightening or loosening the bolt?

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by ctrav » Wed May 15, 2019 4:03 pm

N LA Hacker wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Were you tightening or loosening the bolt?
I called myself tightening to lower the hoc...
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Post by dfw_pilot » Wed May 15, 2019 6:03 pm

Pro turf in Dallas, near 121 and 183 - don’t pay shipping. Good folks.
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Post by ctrav » Wed May 15, 2019 6:38 pm

dfw_pilot wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Pro turf in Dallas, near 121 and 183 - don’t pay shipping. Good folks.
How do you not pay shipping? I do appreciate it and yes they are awesome folks. I ordered from them and part will be here Friday. I will be calling to speak with management on Monday to commend the gentleman who helped me. When I told him (Alfie) I had just purchased the machine the day before he went out of his way to help. I didn't pay full price and this guy went so far as to text me pictures of the part as we were talking to ensure I was getting what I really needed. He even said that if I have any issues or questions just call and they would provide any tech support I needed!


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Someone else suggested I just weld the part back together which was a good thought...
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Yeah, proturf is awesome, glad you found them.
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Post by ctrav » Wed May 15, 2019 6:54 pm

Here is a link to the service manual I found for the GM 1000...

https://media.toro.com/servicemanuals/96889sl.pdf
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by SGrabs33 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:01 pm

TC2 wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:25 pm
SGrabs33 it’s not that the adjustment screws are all gunked up is it? Alternatively is the reel/bedknife old? You might be reaching maximum.

The one in the picture is what you should see on a new reel/knife.
Yep, your exactly right I think. Here is a pic of two of the Toro’s I have. Top is a 1600 with lots more room. Bottom is the 1000 which I guess is wore completely down.

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Here is the 1000 REEL. I thought it had a little
Life left. I guess I wanted to change to an 8 blade REEL over the winter anyways.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by ctrav » Fri May 17, 2019 8:30 am

My part just arrived to fix my GM1000. Not only did they send the part but a new Toro hat as well. How cool is that!

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