We always wanted turf friendly type tires for the XUV. After ordering the front set from JD I wasn't to impressed about the price 376 $ Canadian each. Tread pattern is a little aggressive. Looking in the Vickers catalogue I seen a set with the turf type thread for fronts and rears. Just getting the fronts for now. 200$ Canadian was a great deal even after getting dinged a hefty restocking fee I'm still ahead by 202$. Lesson learned.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021
Here’s a link to some great content out on by Trent Manning .
Great to hear from guys you meet on social media and forums
Some pretty cool content. Give it a go . You’ll be surprised how similar we all are .
I made the cut lol . Enjoy
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
For years I've had an idea of trying to adjust HOC on lift as if it were mowing.
On twitter @jaydotseedot and I were hashing around ideas about how to do it.
Here is what was (we (sound board)) made today.
You tube vid showing the easy access for gauge and adjustment.
Had one comment from one of the fellas about you should take shop temperature and outside temperatures to have a more accurate (sarcasm) HOC setting!
He is totally right in how crazy we are at getting to ultimate HOC going out the door of the shop.
You can have the best 2 foot thick granite bench plate, the best HOC gauge, the best set up and grinding regime to have a hotdog go out and bounce around short cuts to the first green throwing all your work of or worst bending something up or hitting objects on the way then mowing all 18 greens. Don't laugh I've seen it done in the past. Hitting sprinkler heads or valve box covers. To me if you hit something it should be your job to repair that area so it doesn't happen again. Plain and simple.
My reasoning for my build is when I set my reels of my grinder (using similar idea) I found checking them again hanging on lift I have seen as much as .010", now on most cuts above .150" you may not even notice it on the greens, but mowing at .120" or less things start to show.
For me it was something I've been meaning to do to keep grinds from grinder set up and lift the same .
Side note, next time your bench setting cut and HOC flip it to mow position and see how much tighter reel is to bedknife . Same goes for roller bearings.The play between a fair to good race and ball bearings can be as much as .010".
Trying it out all season and see if it's worth the effort .
Update later .
Monday, March 29, 2021
I've been chasing down a backfiring issue for weeks last season. I noticed had that I had not blogged about it.
Found only a few pictures on my phone.
This machine had lost the exhaust right at the head once. Originally thought maybe A burnt valve.
Checked everything in service CD. Replaced fuel filter, fuel pump, made sure throttle valve closed all the way. Even pull carb and cleaned up and check float setting. Lastly, I replaced the coil figuring it was breaking down once it was hot.
It would only backfire after 5 or 10 minutes and on long runs downhill then letting off on throttle.
Nothing worked, problem just remained the same no matter what I did.
So I decided to pull the engine and removed the head to see if there was a burnt valve.
To my surprise everything looked great.
I assumed the engine was basically as the club Car until I seen this reed valve. Following where the passages went it seem to be some sort of PVC system. Exits out by the valves. Or could also be what gives the fuel pump its pulse.
The reed valve looked damaged so decided to replace it and backing plate.
Green circle above shows where it's located.
Friday, February 12, 2021
We are have an issue with the inner tie rods bending . We get a couple of them bent during the season . Not sure what causes this but we do have paved cart paths coupled with the tight turning radius might have something to do with it ?
@jaydotseedot on Twitter suggest tie rod sleeves .Never heard of them before . Apparently used for lifted trucks with bigger tires .
Sunday, February 7, 2021
There are a few of us with a reoccurring pump and or head failures . I'll try to be fair in this post Toro did replace most of our pumps ,heads etc. after the fact .Even went as far as asking one of their guys vacationing up here to pop in and check out our SET UP and operation ... talking to spray tech and salesman was also there . He wanted all the pumps and heads sent back and shipped us this last pump.
It was looking pretty good almost 600 hours but after pulling a few heads I could see the issue is not going to go away . Repairing out of pocket to have it fail every year or bye yearly doesn't make sense . Parts for these pumps are very expensive . For the price of 4 hardened heads we could go a different option and install a new aftermarket system .
We have a pre mixing tank prior to going into our sprayer . Yes its flushed out and tank cleaner is used occasionally during the season .
I use to get great feed back from service tech or salesman or sometimes Toro but in this case there was zero feed back about our issue or what possibly could be going on .
So now we have to move on from throwing $$$$.$$ at an unresolved problem .
And I'll leave it there
Going through Halifax Seed Turf we purchased ALLTURF precision TECHNOLGIES Hypro D115 3 diaphragm pump .
A little walk around and un boxed parts for retro fit kit specific to the Toro 5800 change over .
My kit included the common items needed for this model . Ours machine has a few bells and whistles so I need an additional item . Frank and Wray where 100% engaged on any questions I had and replied promptly to resolve them .Made the retro fit stress free .
Came in one little package .Frank and also Callum both sent me PDF files for me to look over before arrival . For the guys that do sprayers all the time the instructions are pretty good . For the rest of us keep reading my blog . Very surprised at speed of delivery too.
Getting these pins in where a treat. No press here for that set up . I put that part on the horn of my anvil and started one of the roll pins .
Need to support the end . Didn't want to bend anything up .
This set up worked great . I was able to drive them in flush .
I'm using blue Loctite for vibration . Looked up some torque specs for bolt ( none in manual ) I went with 54 ft.lbs . 3 shiny or chrome plated ones ,flat washer and lock washer attach the 1" shaft.
If you pull up on torque wrench by pipe wrench they torque up great .
Before attaching mount clean these threads out . That way you won't have to fight with it . It's fairly tight spot
The longer one goes in the rear mount you just cleaned out
Leave the front two bolts loose till rear gets started in well . Gives you a little wiggle room . Tolerance after assembled is snug .
Pic of rear mount again .
Done ready for install .
Copper anti seize the coupler before final assembly and tighten bolts . I do the ones on the key first.
Walk around video .
Great agitation and nozzle pressure
Just calibrate the rest in the spring and we will be good to go .
Looking good so far .
Post an update next winter when I install a kit in and check the pump over .
This is a long blog but with limited skills and my blog very easy install .