Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1
    Location
    Minnesota
    Mower
    Toro

    Toro 22inch GTS 6.5 hp front wheel drive Large rear wheels wobble, cracked hubs

    I purchased this mower from Ace (Waconia Farm Supply) for around $300 in 2003. The rear wheels have been nothing but problems since about 2005. I have had 2 wheels crack in the hub, then the wheels would constantly come loose (and wobble) so I had to carry a wrench with me and tighten them 5 or 6 times per mow (1 hour 15 minutes). Now the place it threads into stripped (which already happened once to me). I complained to Ace about 2 years ago, they called Toro and Toro said that the mowers' rear tires shouldn't be bumped against things and it was not made for a hilly yard. I had a $150 craftsman last me 17 years. Not too happy right now...
    Last edited by wgoldman; 08-16-2011 at 02:21 PM.

  2.  

  3. #2

    1,000 Post Club
    Briana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,550
    Location
    California
    Mower
    Looking to Buy :)

    Re: Toro 22inch GTS 6.5 hp front wheel drive Large rear wheels wobble, cracked hubs

    Hey there - WELCOME to LMF!

    I moved your thread to the Toro Forum.

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    301
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Mower
    LawnBoy

    Re: Toro 22inch GTS 6.5 hp front wheel drive Large rear wheels wobble, cracked hubs

    Another case of a man giving up too easily. The two mowers are about the same quality-wise....factor in inflation.
    My first mower was at $75, back in 1955.
    My last (I hope) will be $1000.
    Design/features ....no comparsion.
    Quality , I do not know....
    I THINK that I have seen better quality wheels for sale - if the rest of the machine is OK, I'd upgrade.
    But, a year too late!

  5. #4

    2,500 Post Club
    reynoldston's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,469
    Location
    Marion,NY
    Mower
    Ferris, John Deere, Wheel Horse, Toro

    Re: Toro 22inch GTS 6.5 hp front wheel drive Large rear wheels wobble, cracked hubs

    Sound to me like the wheel bolts keep coming loose. After you repair the threads to the wheel bolts buy yourself a small tube of blue Loctite and install on the new threads.

Similar Threads

  1. toro 22" rear wheel drive
    By ron815 in forum Small Engine & Mower Repair
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-15-2012, 05:12 PM
  2. Front wheel problem Toro 20016
    By Bibilly in forum Small Engine & Mower Repair
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-17-2011, 03:15 PM
  3. Craftsman rear wheel drive mower
    By hgiljr in forum Craftsman Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-05-2011, 11:13 AM
  4. Toro 20016 front wheel drive - front wheels wont roll unless running
    By a_gunslinger in forum Toro/Wheelhorse Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-11-2011, 07:49 PM
  5. Wishing for Rear Wheel Drive...
    By AndyMan in forum The Front Porch
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-11-2011, 06:21 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •