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TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-27-2011, 10:44 PM
I'm down here in KY at the expo for the weekend. Day one was great, met Bill Wright-owner and founder of Wright Mfg. Demoed some great units but it was pretty wet and cold so have more to demo...

Anyhow, something interest I saw coming out for 2010 by toro is a 30" personal pace push mower. It has twin blades and they say it turns on a dime- gonna demo it tomorrow..
Also, update with The Toro Companies latest purchase of Lawn Solutions... They've taken all the lawn solutions aerators and turf revitalizes, painted them red and put their decals on them. Same with Exmark. So Exmark and Toro will have available a "new" line aerators this year...
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TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-27-2011, 10:49 PM
The 30" personal pace is roughly $999
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lawnkingforever
10-27-2011, 10:51 PM
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lawnkingforever
10-27-2011, 11:02 PM
That 30" Toro would be a nice addition to my Grandstand. That mower could be used for fenced in yards and for tight areas eliminating the need for a pushmower. Leave an update when you get a chance with some specs.
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fatboynormmie
10-27-2011, 11:06 PM
Could you get pics of the 30" toro?

Greyst1
10-27-2011, 11:11 PM
I'm down here in KY at the expo for the weekend. Day one was great, met Bill Wright-owner and founder of Wright Mfg. Demoed some great units but it was pretty wet and cold so have more to demo...

Anyhow, something interest I saw coming out for 2010 by toro is a 30" personal pace push mower. It has twin blades and they say it turns on a dime- gonna demo it tomorrow..
Also, update with The Toro Companies latest purchase of Lawn Solutions... They've taken all the lawn solutions aerators and turf revitalizes, painted them red and put their decals on them. Same with Exmark. So Exmark and Toro will have available a "new" line aerators this year...
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Dang, i really like Lawn Solutions product. I hope the suits don't ruin them. Post some pics brotha......

TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-27-2011, 11:56 PM
Will do...
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DA Quality Lawn & YS
10-28-2011, 12:40 AM
Does BOP do the show? See if you can get Gary to spill the beans on the latest developments!:)

BBC.lawn.services
10-28-2011, 12:49 AM
Shake him tell they all come out! jaja

Keep us updated!

(the toro personal pace for $999, sweet!)

TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-28-2011, 01:10 AM
BOP is there this year...
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Jimslawncareservice
10-28-2011, 01:34 AM
2010?? I thought it was 2012 next year
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TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-28-2011, 01:43 AM
:) 2012...
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lawnkingforever
10-28-2011, 08:45 AM
There is a press release about the 30" personal pace, I did a Google search. There is some general info and a couple of pictures. Looks like it is geared toward the homeowner. You will see them at the home depot this spring.
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sjessen
10-28-2011, 08:55 AM
Toro and Exmark are going towards using more efi engines. The full size tracers have them as well as the larger Vantages and Grandstands. Am assuming they are available on riders as well. John Deere is featuring an efi engine on the 925a.

Toro and Exmark are both carrying the lawns solution product lines.

Spoke to Turfco Bob. Knowledgeable and colorful guy.

Am also interested in the 30" Toro personal pace.

Good show!!

Mowingman
10-28-2011, 01:16 PM
The Personal Pace drive system is not very stout. I have seen numerous failures on Personal Pace machines that folks try to use for commercial work.
I just wonder how long the drive will last in a bigger/ heavier mower.
I sure hope they upgraded the drive system to match the increased weight of this bigger machine. Otherwise, they will have another "Exmark 26" fiasco to deal with.

sjessen
10-28-2011, 01:52 PM
The Personal Pace drive system is not very stout. I have seen numerous failures on Personal Pace machines that folks try to use for commercial work.
I just wonder how long the drive will last in a bigger/ heavier mower.
I sure hope they upgraded the drive system to match the increased weight of this bigger machine. Otherwise, they will have another "Exmark 26" fiasco to deal with.

Good point about the personal pace drive system. The trans on the super recyclers is much better than on the recyclers. Never had a problem with the trans on a super recycler over a 15 year period. Do not use them extensively, though.

grassman177
10-28-2011, 07:13 PM
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j-ville native
10-28-2011, 07:19 PM
subscribing to hear more about this 30" toro

willretire@40
10-28-2011, 07:59 PM
BOP is there this year...
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I didnt see BOP. Did i miss them?

Chevy z71
10-28-2011, 08:06 PM
Let's see some pictures.

grassman177
10-28-2011, 08:20 PM
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sjessen
10-28-2011, 08:57 PM
I didnt see BOP. Did i miss them?

BOP is there. They are at the far end of the building near the door to access the demo area.

TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-28-2011, 09:11 PM
guys, i got some great pics. I've been trying to upload them and something is not working quite right. I'll try again later...

How do i upload from my mobile?

the 30'' toro personal pace is geared more towards home owners. I talked to a guy from toro and he said the tested them up to what they think the life expectancy should be on them and then doubled it. Basically it lasted twice as long as they though it would.

It moves fast. I couldn't keep up with it.

j-ville native
10-28-2011, 09:34 PM
guys, i got some great pics. I've been trying to upload them and something is not working quite right. I'll try again later...

How do i upload from my mobile?

the 30'' toro personal pace is geared more towards home owners. I talked to a guy from toro and he said the tested them up to what they think the life expectancy should be on them and then doubled it. Basically it lasted twice as long as they though it would.

It moves fast. I couldn't keep up with it.

me likee. i may just have to get one next spring because my honda 21 is getting old and it's slow as christmas and not efficient enough for back yards with small gates

j-ville native
10-28-2011, 09:36 PM
what were the tires like on the 30" toro and any guess as to how much this mower weighs? thanks

SouthSide Cutter
10-28-2011, 10:17 PM
Sure wish someone would get a good one out there in that size. I would buy one tomorrow.

TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-28-2011, 10:43 PM
here is photo of the 30'' toro personal pace...

TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-28-2011, 10:45 PM
sorry for the side-ways photos

Keith
10-28-2011, 10:59 PM
Pretty cool. What size engine? That would be a nice size mower, but it seems like engine choices would pretty slim. Not a lot of vertical shaft engines over 6hp for an application like that.

djagusch
10-28-2011, 11:00 PM
sorry for the side-ways photos

Dont' be sorry. Just post more pics of other new stuff. The guys last year had tons of pics.

Jimslawncareservice
10-28-2011, 11:01 PM
Did you find out price range?
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StihlMechanic
10-28-2011, 11:10 PM
There is a niche in the market for a wide area homeowner mower since snapper dropped their 26 walk behind. At $999 it should compete nicely with the 33 inch troy bilt (cub cadet) unit.

TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-28-2011, 11:14 PM
W/ out electric start, $999. $1,090 with electric start...
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Exact Rototilling
10-28-2011, 11:15 PM
BOP is there this year...
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Take some pics if there is new product and shake them down for info on new relaeses. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/images/graemlins/default/09.gif

Or maybe it will just be another re release of the brush mower.

Seen here in this stunning video complete with audio. :rolleyes:

http://betteroutdoorproducts.com/BodyPages/Video/BrushMowerFLV/BrushCutterVideo.htm

sjessen
10-28-2011, 11:56 PM
Pretty cool. What size engine? That would be a nice size mower, but it seems like engine choices would pretty slim. Not a lot of vertical shaft engines over 6hp for an application like that.

8.75 hp, I think.

Keith
10-29-2011, 12:25 AM
Thanks. I just found it on Briggs site, it's the Professional Series 875, 8.75 gross torque.

j-ville native
10-29-2011, 09:33 AM
W/ out electric start, $999. $1,090 with electric start...
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What exactly is electric start? Is that like flipping a switching, pressing a button, or turning a key to crank the mower? And is non-electric start where you pull the crank cord? If that's the case I'd save my money and get the nonelectric.

TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-29-2011, 10:38 AM
Electric start, turn the key and go.
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demhustler
10-29-2011, 04:39 PM
W/ out electric start, $999. $1,090 with electric start...
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does it has separate spindle, pulleys and belt like exmark 26'' or simple homeowner-like design?
exmark26'' was ~ $2500, i believe
2. weight?

TriCityLawnCareLLC
10-29-2011, 05:58 PM
Two spindles, two belts. 130lbs
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Exact Rototilling
10-29-2011, 07:26 PM
Two spindles, two belts. 130lbs
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Heavier than a Ybravo 25. Frankly going much past the 25" actually 24 & 5/8" will get noticeable on grassy swells etc.
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MCLC
10-29-2011, 07:30 PM
... and synchronized blades, I was told, by the Toro rep, and if it comes out of synchrony, it will break a pin that "it is easy to replace". The mower was very fast, according to the rep it has a new transmission, different and more heavy duty than the current personal pace, easy to maneuver, a Blade Break Control and the $1099 has a electric start (the demo had the electric start) and the rep didn't knew where the battery was. He said it is marketed to compete with the Cub Cadet 33". Did not get to look under the deck but I'm definitely interested to use in fenced backyards where I can not fit my 48"

j-ville native
10-29-2011, 07:37 PM
Heavier than a Ybravo 25. Frankly going much past the 25" actually 24 & 5/8" will get noticeable on grassy swells etc.
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What's noticeable?

j-ville native
10-29-2011, 07:39 PM
any idea of the max cutting height? The cub cadet 33" only goes up to 3.5" which is way too short for st. augistine

Exact Rototilling
10-29-2011, 08:37 PM
What's noticeable?

The flat portion of a curve. 21" will always look best. A wider cut ....will become noticeable.
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j-ville native
10-29-2011, 09:17 PM
The flat portion of a curve. 21" will always look best. A wider cut ....will become noticeable.
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obviously...