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Old 01-09-2013, 11:08 AM
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Toro 52" Proline

Hello everyone,

I have a small business, I have operated for a full year and have roughly 15 contracts with a mixture of residential and commercial C's. My company mows, overseeds, fertilizes, offers aeration and seasonal clean ups. I recently purchased this toro 52" proline as it was for sale for 500.00$ used, I was able to pick up the machine for 300.00$ however it has been in storage for 2 years. I was able to start the machine with instant start spray. I realize that the fuel lines and carb must be cleaned at the very least. It has the Kawasaki engine not sure of the HP though.

What does everyone think of this machine? Does it offer a clean cut? How do I know if it has a "mulching" kit? And finally I have seen many people with a garbage can and leaf shredder attached?

Let the discussion begin !

Thank you for all your comments in advance!

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:04 PM
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I still have a Scag with a kawi engine on it, mine is a 17hp what looks exactly like that one. Its a great engine and never really bogged out at all. Also I had a older toro poroline with a 44in deck and to me it cut was better than the scag.

Though the down side to that proline is that its slower then the scag, belts like to slip when you kick moisture from the grass, it doesn't like to be on steep hillsides. Also if you ever put a sulky on it the front end of my 44in would like leave the ground easily, might be different with a 52in having more weight up front, and the drive tires are tiny.

But for that price it would be nice to get you going, and save up to by a better machine and just slide that into a back up position.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:27 PM
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Just run it it is good,it has the big belt drive wheels which is real good but the machines design with the Tbar will cause it to stretch the belts and wear the belts quick.

As a do it all mower it is great for a small business.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:10 PM
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Thanks for the response guys! I kind of figured the T bar system would wear the belts out quick. And swampy, the idea would be to certainly use this for one season and then slide it into back up position.

I appreciate any more comments/concerns/questions.

Thanks again,

Stewart
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Wow $300 for that mower you got a homerun there!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:19 PM
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For $300 you did great. I have a proline like yours, it is a great machine. Except in wet conditions and steep hills. The belts do wear quickly but it will put a 250 pound guy on a sulky up a hill. As for a trac vac (the trash can and blower motor) I don't know. I would like to buy one just don't have the need yet. A mulch kit you would know if you have it by the discharge shoot being covered.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:02 PM
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There is actually no cover or shoot I see the blade through the shoot. I also have a toro 30 inch time master and it also struggles in wet conditions. Is this a common issue with toro equipment?
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My mower has no problem cutting in wet conditions except for the belts slipping. I cut in the morning dew everyday, the cut is still great.

You don't have a mulch kit on mine. I do have an OCDC chute blocker, it keeps from throwing grass clippings in the beds. My mower will throw clippings close to 3 passes so its nice in smaller yards.
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