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Posted August 19, 2012 - 09:57 PM

I am wondering if anyone here has experience with this model of the Turfcat. It's a 1991, with 1,500 hours. Kubota D950 engine, Eaton 11 hydro, hooked to a Peerless 2 speed. Included are a 72" rotary, and a 60" flail, mower decks.
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:57 AM

Scott, our local golf resort uses these products and really like their durability. I believe Jake only sells golf maintenance machines now

including the mowers. The mower above has been replaced with the multiple hydralic operated mower decks.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:00 AM

No experience with the Jac,but I had a Ford that looked the same.It sure did work good.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:09 PM

With the hours I work, I'm always on the lookout for something bigger to cut down the mowing time. 2.5 acres, with about 160 trees and shrubs. A 72" deck is pushing it, my ditches might need to be re-shaped to make it work, and there's a couple of spots that the landscaping would need to be altered.

The flail mower would get re-sold. Limited market there, I may need to be extremely flexible selling that if I purchase that hog.

A factory snowblower was not an option for that, so the JD 212/37A combo won't be going anywhere. But a broom was an option, if I can track one down. The Homelite might be expendable if I could find one. The tiller on the Homelite is not a must have anymore, the garden went to raised beds this year. The JD 185 and the Husqvarna ZTR would get the boot immediately.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 10:02 PM

Well, new mower for me, I guess.

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Runs and mows, and the fuel tank behind that dent does not leak. Pick 'er up Thursday or Friday morning.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 03:14 AM

Jacobsen only made a few clunkers and that was not one of them! That's a beauty!

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 07:46 AM

That will be fun to mow with. Enjoy it!

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 10:23 AM

That is a great deal Scott! I have one of those in the John Deere series (F935) and have really liked it. :beerchug:

They mow great and barely sip the fuel.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 08:57 PM

I'll pick it up Thursday afternoon. Municipal auction, so pick up available only M-F, 7- 4 pm. My foreman about fell over when I asked to leave early. (I don't do that often. Ever.)

Lots of pics and some video on Sunday when I try it out.

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 03:25 PM

I'll pick it up Thursday afternoon. Municipal auction, so pick up available only M-F, 7- 4 pm. My foreman about fell over when I asked to leave early. (I don't do that often. Ever.)

Lots of pics and some video on Sunday when I try it out.

I spent 3 times that amount on the Deere and did not get the extra option. Only problem I had was the deck lift had a seal leaking and I just never fixed it. One of my adjusters is wanting to buy it bad! It would be my luck that it fizzles out on him and then he is my adjuster on a claim! :rofl2:

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 08:31 PM

Well, now that it's paid for, a few more details from the maintenance workers. A little cold-blooded. My guess is one bad glow plug. Leaky seal on the hydro. Only leaks (drips) when its off, so maybe an o-ring.

Marlboro180 is so excited he's coming all the way from darn near Milwaukee to see it.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 06:36 PM

Got it home, pics and video on Saturday or Sunday, hopefully.

Few things I noticed:

Hydro is slow. It's got a couple of leaks, doesn't seem too major. Fix leaks, change oil and filter, and re-check.

PTO engagement lever needs to be adjusted, if possible, or replaced.

No issue with the glow plugs, she fires off fine.

Center spindle makes some noise. The hydraulic motor is attached to that one, there could be an issue there.

Tires are good, should last for years.

Paint job this winter.

Seat needs to go, it's worse than the pic showed.

There is a dent on the rear that matches the one on the side.

The four post ROPS is the start of an EROPS. Wired, fuse panel, and four switches located on the upper right.

It cuts really nice.

The city found some stuff to go with it before I picked it up. A complete replacement set of knives and chains for the flail mower, brand new. And the ones on the mower look new.

Five blades for the mower deck that are in good shape. Lots of life left to them. Heavy buggers, they are.

Without measuring, I would guess there is an 18"? uncut circle left when you turn it tight. Plenty good for my landscaping.

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Posted August 23, 2012 - 06:41 PM

Sounds good! Waiting for the pics!

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 08:00 AM

Sounds like you have a tank of a mower Scott! My PTO was bungee corded to engage and found out that a simple wire was loose underneath it. Now it works fine. Maybe it is something simple.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 09:57 PM

The engine oil change is done, the hydro is on hold. Had to order the filter. One leak repaired on a return line, another found on a tee on a pressurized line. Northern Hydraulics, here I come after work on Monday. Hopefully, a filter and fluid change will improve the response on the hydro. The speed is slower than it should be, and it struggles on steep inclines. More investigation into that after the leaks are fixed and the fluid is new. The hydro oil change interval is 250 hours, and according to the sticker on the dash tower, it's due 50 hours from now.

Sorry about the delay on pics. I borrowed a trailer from a coworker to get this mower. He had a few plywood patches on the deck to cover the large gaps. So I kept the trailer over the weekend a put on a new deck for him. He's not going to be real happy with me tomorrow morning when I bring it back, but he'll get over it.

New deck on the trailer, and the old boards:
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The mower:
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Hydraulic driven deck:
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Motor and the substantial oil cooler:
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Some of the damage and dents to repair or replace:
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