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#1 bowtiebutler956 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 05:42 PM

I know its not a GT, but I thought I'd put it in here for fun. This is my 1993 Toro Groundsmaster I picked up about 5 months ago, but I just recently got around to fixing it up. Picked it up dirt cheap, and decided to repaint, and fix anything that needed fixing. I'm replacing all the deck bearings, and seals. Resealed the hydro, and the engine. It has a great running 30hp Mitsubishi Diesel, and a 72" deck! This thing is a monster. I feel bad for all the plants, and anything else the gets in my way untill I get use to the size of this beast! :bigrofl: Its not done yet, but it won't be long, and I'm looking forward to how quickly it will mow large areas. Here are a few before, and after pics. :thumbs:

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 06:56 PM

Matt, you are doing a great job on the refurb. I have had a hard time dropping that diesel bac int it and not a GT.:D

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 07:29 PM

That is a beast and it is looking good. Thanks for sharing
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Those Mitsubishi diesels are nice engines. Interesting project :thumbs:
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Pretty solid looking machine. 30 hp diesel! That would be a lot of power to drop into a GT.
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Much like my John Deere F935, but mine's only a 22hp diesel, but does have the 72" cut deck out front. I can only imagine what mine would be like with 30hp!! It's great as is!
Put ag tires on your machine & you won't believe where it will go. Slightly unload the deck wheels, and it'll go up a mountain! Does yours have diff lock?
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 08:00 PM

Looking much better, Matt! :thumbs:

The Mitsubishi K3D engine is 25hp (hence the 325D name)
We have a '95 325D where I work (country club / golf course) and no one likes to run it - mostly because they have to mow under trees and get smacked by branches.

What I have learned from ours: Don't do "stoppies" or backwards wheelies. The rear axle has been broke in half twice!
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 08:09 PM

Matt, you are doing a great job on the refurb. I have had a hard time dropping that diesel bac int it and not a GT. :D

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It is tempting Brian, but with a 72" cut this thing will make life alot easier on my GT's. :thumbs:

Much like my John Deere F935, but mine's only a 22hp diesel, but does have the 72" cut deck out front. I can only imagine what mine would be like with 30hp!! It's great as is!
Put ag tires on your machine & you won't believe where it will go. Slightly unload the deck wheels, and it'll go up a mountain! Does yours have diff lock?

No, it doesn't have a diff lock, but that would be nice!

Looking much better, Matt! :thumbs:

The Mitsubishi K3D engine is 25hp (hence the 325D name)
We have a '95 325D where I work (country club / golf course) and no one likes to run it - mostly because they have to mow under trees and get smacked by branches.

What I have learned from ours: Don't do "stoppies" or backwards wheelies. The rear axle has been broke in half twice!

I stand corrected. Thank You.

Matt

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 04:58 AM

Cool machine. It is looking great,nice work.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 05:15 AM

That would be a neat machine to have. I can see a set of forks in place of the deck for moving things around.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 06:05 AM

I can see a set of forks in place of the deck for moving things around.



That would be a neat idea. :thumbs:
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 06:49 AM

Nice piece of machinery! I think that would mow my whole lawn in 3 passes.
:thumbs: on the spruce-up, it's really looking great!
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:09 AM

Those are tough machines and will cut anything you can get next to, but if I had brought it home, that engine would have been sitting in my Case 446 so fast, the wrenches would STILL be flyin'. :dancingbanana:
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 08:37 AM

Great looking machine after you got it spruced up. The 72" decks cut great as long as the lawn is fairly flat but can quickly scalp the grass on mounds.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 05:38 PM

That would be a neat machine to have. I can see a set of forks in place of the deck for moving things around.

That's an awesome idea!! I may have to fab something up. Thanks! :thumbs:

Those are tough machines and will cut anything you can get next to, but if I had brought it home, that engine would have been sitting in my Case 446 so fast, the wrenches would STILL be flyin'. :dancingbanana:

You keep your distance from my shop there buddy! :bigrofl: Its tempting, but this is going to save my GT's alot of wear, and tear! :laughingteeth:

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