Originally Posted by TPendagast
Toro was old hat irrigation, before irrigation was irrigation
They fell behind hunter and rain bird for a while but are back with a vengeance
My point was, arguing toro/ex mark quality has been as useless as trying to argue if a firebird was faster than a Camaro
Same dang machine
It's been like that since longer than most of us have been landscaping
For the life of me, I never understood why toro didn't try to make a run like john Deere landscapes did
Sell everything at the same place in one shot
Or have symbiot landscape network deal through toro
Since they have nearly everything a landscape company needs
But toro decides to be quiet
Turf tracer, lazer z all the stuff people think was so excellent about ex mark? All toro products
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Discretion is the better part of valor. As I have replied to other threads manufacturers often buy up and eliminate their competition, while capturing existing and future market share. Examples of this include Toro/ Exmark,
Husqvarna/ RedMax and a more recent Echo/Shindawia . The latter more because of Government mandates and emission control regulations.
Manufacturers often choose to be quiet about their relationships with other divisions and brands even if they are under One parent control.
Just good business sense, hence maintaining the illusion of not having all of your eggs in one corporate basket.