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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by TNTurf » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:26 pm

AVguy wrote:
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WillyT wrote:
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I am torn between a GM1000 and a flex 21 and was hoping for some insight. I am mowing at .5 with my cal trimmer but want to keep pushing it shorter (.3/.4). I do have the itch to attempt a putting green (.15/.2) in the back yard next year and my wife is pumped about it. With that said I understand the mechanical difference between the 1000 and flex but wondering which would be better for me. The house is new construction so we have added 8.5 yards of topsoil and sand so far to level but needs a few more. Any thoughts on the two considering the conditions? Thanks
I had both a 1000 and a flex at the same time. Decided the flex was a bit harder to maneuver and the 1000 came with high HOC brackets so I sold the flex. I almost kinda regret it sometimes, but I love my 1000. I also have a tru cut and a manual push reel. Like those too, but they don't compare to the toro. Oh, and I have a 70's Greens Master(two words back then) for restoration that works well, but cuts too low for my current grass. My tendency is to play with the HOC all season. I start at the dirt and hold it under .25" for as long as I can stand it. By september I like to end up around 1.25"

Anyway, it's a personal choice and you'll make the best choice for you. Either will work just fine. Both will also get the job done.
I have the Flex now and had a couple of Tru Cuts and wish I had one of them now. I will be looking in the spring for another since it does a much better job on the hill on my side yard. I thought about a 25 this time, I have had a 20 and 27 already.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by thesouthernreelmower » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:40 pm

I’m looking for info on the flex models and years they made them. I have a flex 21 but I want to know about the newer models and what years to look for if I was to buy a newer one.
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by TNTurf » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:07 pm

thesouthernreelmower wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:40 pm
I’m looking for info on the flex models and years they made them. I have a flex 21 but I want to know about the newer models and what years to look for if I was to buy a newer one.
Maybe 2001-2011? Sometime around there they went to the 2100.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by cwrx82 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:34 pm

thesouthernreelmower wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:40 pm
I’m looking for info on the flex models and years they made them. I have a flex 21 but I want to know about the newer models and what years to look for if I was to buy a newer one.
I think the 2100 came out in 2012 and the 2120 in 2016. Not completely sure about the 2120, but the 2100 came out when they switched to Subaru.

I have two 2100s and love them. I had a 1000 before the 2100s and prefer the 2100s. I don’t think you’d be disappointed going from the 21 to the 2100 or 2120.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by TC2 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:29 pm

Greendoc wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Reel is cutting better on one side vs the other.
I've finally got around to properly testing bedknife to roller parallelity. The rear roller is about 0.1" off from level on the right side whilst the front roller is about 0.1" off level on the left side. I guess the HOC adjustment "corrects" for the slight angle.

The big question is whether this is likely to produce a noticeable difference in cut quality (my lawn isn't super level to start with) at about 5/8" or uneven clipping distribution in the basket?

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by Greendoc » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:34 pm

What does happen is that you will see a "step" being cut into the lawn. What I find is that the step is worse at higher HOC vs if you are mowing at green height

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by TC2 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:40 am

I’m looking at adjusting rear roller height. I’ve loosened the 4 bolts as the manual suggests and then it just says to lower or raise. What am I expecting here? The roller just seems to wobble around within the confines of the loose bolts. Just pushing upwards, I can’t raise it even the slight amount required. Do the bolts need pulling further out? Is it gunked up? Needs more force?
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by The Anti-Rebel » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:10 am

The top adjusting bolts on each roller bracket need to be turned to adjust the height up or down. Then the locking bolts on the sides are tightened back up to hold the roller in place.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by TC2 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:29 am

The Anti-Rebel wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:10 am
The top adjusting bolts on each roller bracket need to be turned to adjust the height up or down. Then the locking bolts on the sides are tightened back up to hold the roller in place.
Apologies, I should have specified the rear roller! I’ve edited original.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by TC2 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:24 am

I finally managed to level the bedknife to the drum, however, I don't think the manual is very informative on this issue.

As far as I can tell, there is little play in both maximum and minimum height of the drum on either side. The manual says to loosen the retaining screws on the right side and then adjust the height up or down accordingly, however, I found that even with the right side drum pushed up as far as it would go, this wasn't enough to account for the difference in drum height on the left side. I ended up also adjusting the left side down slightly to get everything completely parallel.

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by Passat774 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:10 pm

I need some parts assistance, I have tired reaching out to my local Toro dealer but have not received any good information.

I am looking for a groomer for my GM 1600 and found the following :

Model #: 04742
26in Thin Blade Groomer Reel, Groomer Drive System

But it's designed For Model

Model #: 04056
Serial #: 316000001 - 316001000



My serial number is: 04056-31400019

Which is a different serial number range, does anyone know if it would work?

Thanks
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by Oceanus » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:18 pm

(not trying to be a jerk) Check Toro's information

04056, Serial #: 314000001 - 314004000

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Parts Catalog page 31

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by Passat774 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:55 pm

I realize the part numbers do not work correctly, I was hoping that because the groomer isn't a super complex item that someone with first hand knowledge of these machines might know what it would take to make it work.
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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by chadh » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:59 am

Is there a guide for determining model year for the GM1000 and flex?

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Re: Toro Greensmaster & Greensmaster Flex Resources

Post by jimbeckel » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:11 pm

The serial number should provide the born on date, mine starts with 00 which indicates it was made in 2000

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