View Full Version : Good Deal??

11-18-2004, 04:57 PM
im looking to buy a 32inch walkbehind and i came across a 93' 32inch toro belt drive 12.5 horsepower with float deck. It seems in pretty good condition for being 11 years old. The only thing wrong with it is it has very slow leak in one tire. Hes asking $500 and wont take anything less. What do you think? good deal or ok deal or bad deal

11-18-2004, 04:58 PM
and it also has tbar handling.

11-18-2004, 06:36 PM
For $500 if it runs and cuts good it's an ok deal.
Don't know that I'd pay more for it and I'm not sure how well the older decks will cut, but like I said.......5 bills ain't much these days.

11-22-2004, 06:00 PM
anyone else with an opinion?

11-22-2004, 06:04 PM
you don't get much for $500. buy it, take it to your dealer, tell him go over it and fix what needs fixing, and i bet u got a good machine for $700 total. i'm selling my 32" exmark, $450...tires don't leak

11-22-2004, 07:14 PM
is it one big round deck (single blade)? If so, these do cut good in my opinion (yes i had a 32" Toro single blade) it did a good job, however it can be more prone to scalping and also it is longer which means takes more turning space and won't poke into corners and tight spots as well as a two bladed machine. Also the single blade Toro's had small front wheels. If the length ain't a problem for ya and you don't mow under 3 or 3.5" then its probably a decent deal for you. Any decent running commercial mower is worth that much.

11-22-2004, 09:10 PM
yes it is the big single blade mower

Eric 1
11-22-2004, 09:32 PM
yes it is the big single blade mower

Unless your ground is flat. It will not leave a nice even cut. Cut low in one spot high in another depending on how the wheels are landing with the slope.

11-22-2004, 09:36 PM
I have a Gravely Pro 50. It is a belt drive. I will never buy another belt drive mower again. It is a good mower, but belt drives are a pain. Damp grass and you can't mow. Changing gears is a pain, and the belts get hot after mowing all day and seems like they stretch. However, if you can get a reliable mower for 500, I would consider it. Also I bet that exmark that Bobby is selling would be a great deal. I wouldn't argue with him on the price though!

11-22-2004, 10:36 PM
Unless your ground is flat. It will not leave a nice even cut. Cut low in one spot high in another depending on how the wheels are landing with the slope.

How would a 2 blade deck make any difference???

11-23-2004, 12:49 AM
with 2 blades, you will have more of an oval shaped deck. That means that the radius on both sides will be tighter. With a single blade, the deck will be a circle with a very wide radius. The narrow radius will allow the deck to get into corners better. This is the best illustration that I could come up with. Hope it helps.

11-23-2004, 01:07 AM
Any idea of how many hours are on that machine? I'd be asking if its the original engine or not. Figure a new engine will cost around the asking price of the mower. Would hate to buy it to have it die on you in a month.

11-23-2004, 01:44 AM
lafrance4078 ,

thanks for the illustration i see what u mean, but i was wondering why would a 2 blade deck cut more even than a one blade deck


its the original engine, but it wasnt used real heavily the owner maintained about 10 lawns.

11-23-2004, 11:08 AM
King, not sure I can help you on that one. I am all illustrated out.