Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

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Post by ZachUA »

On a Flex 21, the second roller that is between the reel and the drum - how easy should it spin? Mine feels like it has drag to it. Wondering if I need to replace the bearings or just replace the whole roller.

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Can anyone with calipers measure the OD of the frame support bar right in front of the reel (GM1000 OR 1600)? Mine seems to be fine without it but I have the resources to make one so why not.

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I've got a 2015 Toro GM 1600. Anyone know what the icon on the left hand side of the hours meter screen means? When I was cutting the grass the other day, it started blinking, but the owners manual doesn't say what it indicates. Thanks.

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RangersFC wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:24 pm
I've got a 2015 Toro GM 1600. Anyone know what the icon on the left hand side of the hours meter screen means? When I was cutting the grass the other day, it started blinking, but the owners manual doesn't say what it indicates. Thanks.

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Blinking means actively counting the cycles for the hours.

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RangersFC wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:24 pm
I've got a 2015 Toro GM 1600. Anyone know what the icon on the left hand side of the hours meter screen means? When I was cutting the grass the other day, it started blinking, but the owners manual doesn't say what it indicates. Thanks.

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It’s an hour glass to denote that it’s an hour meter.

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a_chan wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:41 pm
RangersFC wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:24 pm
I've got a 2015 Toro GM 1600. Anyone know what the icon on the left hand side of the hours meter screen means? When I was cutting the grass the other day, it started blinking, but the owners manual doesn't say what it indicates. Thanks.

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Blinking means actively counting the cycles for the hours.
Thanks! I noticed the blinking for the first time, and thought it was a warning of some kind. Mind at ease now :-)

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Looking for some bedknife/reel related advice here. I've been trying to backlap for about an hour and only got it cutting paper the first 5" from the pulley. I'm assuming I might need to replace the bedknife to fix the problem, but does the reel itself have a relief grind?

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a_chan wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Looking for some bedknife/reel related advice here. I've been trying to backlap for about an hour and only got it cutting paper the first 5" from the pulley. I'm assuming I might need to replace the bedknife to fix the problem, but does the reel itself have a relief grind?

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Definitely need a new bedknife. If you notice at the ends of the knife, the amount of material left stands higher than where the reel was contacting it, so it’s been worn down quite a bit.

As for the reel, looks like there was only a spin grind done.

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cwrx82 wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:10 pm
a_chan wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Looking for some bedknife/reel related advice here. I've been trying to backlap for about an hour and only got it cutting paper the first 5" from the pulley. I'm assuming I might need to replace the bedknife to fix the problem, but does the reel itself have a relief grind?

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Definitely need a new bedknife. If you notice at the ends of the knife, the amount of material left stands higher than where the reel was contacting it, so it’s been worn down quite a bit.

As for the reel, looks like there was only a spin grind done.
Thanks! Any thoughts on life left on the reel? I asked prior in the thread about trying to fix the zerks as they are both installed incorrectly but figure if the reel is on it's way out I'd rather just do the replacement in a month or two for an 8 blade. Haven't looked in to who can grind and for how much around here in SoCal yet (besides the logistics since I don't own a truck).

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Post by Greendoc »

Your reel has been spin ground to the end of its life. Your bedknife is also super worn as well. Time for a new reel, and a bedknife appropriate for the height of cut you will be using the mower at.

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Greendoc wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:21 am
Your reel has been spin ground to the end of its life. Your bedknife is also super worn as well. Time for a new reel, and a bedknife appropriate for the height of cut you will be using the mower at.

Curious how you can tell it’s at the end of its life?

I have a reel (definitely at the end of its life) and the cutting blade goes almost to the vertical supports, looks like still a lot of room for the grass to go up here and get cut. New to reel mowers so really just curious.

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BCliff wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:38 am
Curious how you can tell it’s at the end of its life?
The thickness of the blade. New reels are much narrower at the tips. You can also measure the diameter. It should be a minimum of 4.5".

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Post by Bombers »

a_chan wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Looking for some bedknife/reel related advice here. I've been trying to backlap for about an hour and only got it cutting paper the first 5" from the pulley. I'm assuming I might need to replace the bedknife to fix the problem, but does the reel itself have a relief grind?


my reel looks similar and i have probably 50% of life left. It's measured at around 4.70-4.80. I'm pretty sure you have some life left in that.

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Reel isn't dead until the shop it unwilling to grind, and they'll be happy to sell you a new one ...


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Post by FATC1TY »

That bedknife is shot. Grab a new one, and like you said if you need a new reel and bearings may as well do it. Should be less than $500 in for it all the way around.

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