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lawncrafter1979
03-10-2009, 10:33 AM
I am looking at buying 2 new to me pieces of equipment. Can you look at them and tell me if you'd purchase them or not and why?

These are going to be used to do apartment complexes and maybe some residential (the JD).

Thanks,

Chris

http://www.machinefinder.com/ww/en-US/machine/777264

http://www.machinefinder.com/ww/en-US/machine/874960

ElliottsLawn&LandscapeInc
03-10-2009, 10:44 AM
Im not sure about the toro as I have never used one, but that JD WB is a great mower! They cut nice and are very dependable. I bought one used about 3 years ago and haven't had a single problem with it. Hope this helps!

beano
03-10-2009, 02:37 PM
The JD is a great mower, i run one myself. The toro i cant say as i dont run one but that model looks like a homeowner version. I'd keep looking for a rider if i were you but its your biz!

lawnpro724
03-10-2009, 06:26 PM
That Toro is a homeowner Z so not sure how much use it has seen or how long it will last. The John Deer walk is a commercial mower and should make you a good mower minus some minor repairs (belts, bearings ) and so on. Toro commercial Zs will last fore ever and are over built to handle abuse the homeowner model is just meant to mow once a week so not sure whether it would be a good investment. You will have to decide how much use the mower will see and whether or not it will hold up for you.

lawncrafter1979
03-10-2009, 09:49 PM
Seems like the general consensus is go for the JD but leave the Toro alone. I will probably end up doing that. Thanks for the input everyone!!!