What's your opinion on TORO Walk-Behinds?
I'm looking at a TORO walk-behind, and could use some advice. I've never made a big purchase like this, but really need to.
Here's the info I've got on the mower:
TORO turbo force 36"
15 hp Kawasaki Engine
Ride on Sulke included
I called the guy and he said that a school purchased this new, but has hardly used it. They have used it more for riding around than mowing. He did not know about regular maintenance on it, which worried me, but said that there were just such low hours on it that aside from an oil change or two it hasn't needed much.
He said that the mower was around $3,500 new. The listed price was $2,000. He said he would go down to $1,900. I would probably make an offer for around $1,500 and see where it went from there.
I need the mower to last me three years, mowing 40 properties on a weekly/bi-weekly basis, from March-December. Is this a good investment? Do TOROs have a smooth cut? Are they dependable?