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Old 01-06-2014, 03:33 PM
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30" toro question new twist

So I have read 100's of threads on toro, exmark 30" push/walk behind mowers
and something crossed my mind . Has any company out there began to use them exclusively .
Such a question is being presented to anyone in the JUST MOWING business model .
Why hasnt just mowing phased out their older units for the 30's of they are supposed to be so good?
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:43 PM
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The majority of LCO's use 48", 52", and 60" mowers. You can replace 36" mowers with them but you can't replace big mowers with a bunch of small ones.

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Old 01-06-2014, 03:49 PM
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A few have said they have switched exclusively to these mowers reportedly with good results.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:59 PM
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I am yet to hear abou them personally . Are they on this forum? I assume just mowing don't come here anymore to talk to. Who on here has done it?
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:23 PM
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If these mowers are near worthless* going up a hill...then what is the point of using them COMMERCIALLY unless you live in the flatlands??

* = having to push a 132lb homeowner or 167lb commercial

Eastern Kansas is NOT flat, btw.
Western Kansas is r-e-a-l flat.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:54 PM
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Didn't someone post on the site that they were grossly under powered??? I know the engine just wouldn't have enough power for some of my jobs...
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:47 PM
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[QUOTE=vanncann;4930384]Didn't someone post on the site that they were grossly under powered??? I know the engine just wouldn't have enough power for some of my jobs...[/QUOTE

I just read that post the other day. It has the same engine as the 21's, it can't handle anything outside of a weekly mow. Basically, it can't cut the tall stuff like my 12.5hp 36" can cut through.

Bad on hills, is the biggest con that I have read about the mower, once they had the issues fixed after the first year.

Third point would be half the people say they are hard to turn and the other half say they are normal. I have once moved one around at the dealer and it seemed too bulky to me. That was only walking back and forth half a dozen times though, so I don't fall on either side of the fence.

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Old 01-06-2014, 06:15 PM
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I demoed one for a few days and I think they are the "cat's meow!" They leave the most unbelievable cut I've ever seen...far superior to any 21" I've ever used. If you're mowing weekly sodded yards, they have plenty of power + the bagging and mulching is second to none. I do agree about hills and I think I know what the problem is....they're geared too high. On flat ground, you almost have to run to keep up with one. If they dropped a gear or two to give more bottom end and less top end, I think that would solve the problem. For small residential, I'd never use another 21" or 36" WB with a 30" around. I'll also add that they're built like a tank..probably last a long time.
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I believe Toro and ExMark are no longer manufacturing either the commercial or home owner model.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:27 PM
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I believe Toro and ExMark are no longer manufacturing either the commercial or home owner model.
Where did you find this???
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