View Full Version : Which to buy?

02-25-2010, 04:59 PM
1999 Toro Z Master 252L 52" Kawi 23 HP 350 hrs.


2001 Walker GHS Kohler 26 HP 1600 hrs.

Same asking price.


02-25-2010, 05:28 PM
bump to the top

South Florida Lawns
02-25-2010, 05:47 PM
Well the walker will pick leaves up better, but will be slow even with a speed up kit.

What are your conditions and types of yards up there?

Are you cutting 5 acre commercials or small residential?

We need more info to help you out.

02-25-2010, 06:07 PM
Mix of KBG and fescue.

A few Residentials that don't request collecting (2-3 acres) where I do the fall cleanups also.

Several small residentials also where some would prefer collecting (.5 acre lots) where I do the fall cleanup as well.

1 new-to-me commercial that doesn't have a preference for collecting or not.

I guess I'm also wondering if the hours on either machine make much of a difference.


02-25-2010, 09:44 PM
Bump for more opinions.

02-25-2010, 10:33 PM
Bumpin' again.

02-25-2010, 10:54 PM
yea, you have a huge difference in run time on those two machines. Id go with the toro, maker some money and find a bagger for it, even a side bagger would do.

02-25-2010, 11:01 PM
That's what I was leaning towards. The hours are nice and low, and the mower has been well-maintained.

Thanks for the input!

02-25-2010, 11:04 PM
yea, and Toro makes a nice ZTR. Good luck with your new purchase whatever one you get!!

South Florida Lawns
02-25-2010, 11:10 PM
Get the toro it will allow you to cut more lawns a day.

02-25-2010, 11:21 PM
Toro. A lot less hours. lots more life left in it.

02-25-2010, 11:30 PM
It looks unanimous. I was slightly contemplating the Walker. They are everywhere around here, but the Toro seems to be the smarter choice.