View Full Version : Toro 21" 4 cycle

10-13-2000, 07:55 PM
Is anyone using these machines? If so, what motor and what if any problems?

10-13-2000, 08:56 PM
nope not here, used 2 dif. toro 21" and they both suck.

10-13-2000, 10:26 PM
Yes.... I have three commercial mowers; 2 are the 6 h.p model and a newer 6.5 h.p. All are used in my business on a daily basis and been very reliable. Third gear is faster than walking speed and I've always been impressed with their bagging ability.

The 6 h.p. models are quieter than the 6.5 for some reason.Would not hesitate to recommend these units to anyone.

10-13-2000, 10:38 PM
A customer gave me his 12 year old wb with tecumseh tvs120 what a pos it barely suffices to be a trim mower but what the heck it was free and it bags nicely for the small amount of time I use it.

10-14-2000, 12:07 AM
I just can't see buying a 4 cycle , it would not last for me , i have small 8x10 and some more area that my 21" 4.5 hp suzki is just about 85 degress and it won't die .....i have abused and miss treated my mower from day one it get maintence but ...what little i use it its to the extreme i like mine and if it dies i'll just buy a new engine.it was my main mower for the first year i had it and now its 2.5 years old ....just my opion and experence

[Edited by BUSHMASTER on 10-14-2000 at 03:09 AM]

10-14-2000, 03:26 AM
I don't run the commercial 4 stroke but a residential 4 stroke. In its 8 years it only been to the shop once. You can't beat Toro's. My dealer tells me all this cr@p about John Deere 21"s being the best. I told him I ran Toro and in my opinion, you can't beat 'em. He better start stockin' Toro or he's gonna be trying to sell 2000 JDs the rest of his life.

10-14-2000, 03:33 AM
I agree.. we used toro commercial units and we had very few problems. My guys busted the heighth adjustments on the wheels a lot though.

10-14-2000, 11:57 AM
that must have been what it was, i think the ones i used were residential ones, with small engines? but in long grass the chopped up grass (mulching deck)would get stuck on the wheels and it would leave streaks of packed down grass. N E one else had this problem?

10-14-2000, 12:45 PM
Looking at commercial 4 cycle, which motor is best and do you mulch with it? I use a two cycle commercial, no real problems, customers want to be more enviromentally friendly- hence the 4 cycle. I love the mulching abilities on the two strokes are 4 strokes as good? THANKS AGAIN

Lawn Cruiser
10-14-2000, 04:07 PM
I work in a Toro dealership and we see very little problems with these motor's. Typical problem is customer neglect or abuse. I use the 2 cycle versions in my business and have four of them that are 8-10 yrs old the motor and machine are bomb proof.

10-14-2000, 04:31 PM
I have four toro 21. Can't beat the Suzuki engine, built like a tank.

Toddman...I very rairly mulch with them, but the times I have mine has left packed down grass under the wheels also.

The Toro Proline are the best out there. THey take the abuse that we put them through and all of mine start first pull still.

10-14-2000, 05:30 PM
We run 4 commercial 21" 4 cycle toro mowers. They last a long time under very rough conditions. Both engine choices are fine. The engines will probably outlast the components on the mower. I think the people who badmouth them haven't put much time behind 21" mowers. IMO they are the best built 21" mower on the market.

10-14-2000, 10:04 PM
I have a toro 21 homeowner model its a personal pace and that mechanism works great! the engine is very quiet too! the mulching is good too..only problem I have w it is a lack of lift if it is set to cut at 3 or higher and it does not cut thin areas well either