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Old 06-16-2005, 11:45 AM
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please comment on IS1500 slope performance

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HI, i dont have pics yet, but i just purchased my IS1500 with 48/21hp
I like this mower over the scag and exmark, It has a good clean smooth cut
and good manuverability. I bought for $5200 brand new
I need to mow (traverse not up/down) a 20 degree slope. Will the IS1500 hold the slope, or am I asking for too much?
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Old 06-16-2005, 12:25 PM
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That thing has hardly any trimming capabilities, I mean I don't see how you can trim with that.
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:09 PM
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I need to mow (traverse not up/down) a 20 degree slope. Will the IS1500 hold the slope, or am I asking for too much?
I have a slope of about 15 degrees. When the lawn is dry, it does a pretty good job, though you need to drive more deliberately. I can't do zero turns without tearing up the grass. Instead, I adjust my turns to what works best in that situation. But if I go slow enough, it works ok.
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:03 PM
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[QUOTE=South Florida Lawns]I just paid $7400 for a toro with 19hp kawasaki 44'' mulch kit and z stand. I think the base price was $6600.[/QUOTE

Thats a little high lol atually very high thats what i bought my toro for and it has a zstand 52" cut and 27HP and thats what i payed tax and all.
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:46 PM
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I just paid $7400 for a toro with 19hp kawasaki 44'' mulch kit and z stand. I think the base price was $6600.
Thats very high. I will join the bandwagon and make you feel bad about the price. I bought a new toro Z with 60" and 27 kohler for $5,913.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:12 AM
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I wish my local dealers would start selling mowers for the prices you guys are saying!

Everything has been upper 7's for a 52" with 23/25 hp and i want 27! Hustler 7500 for a mini z, toro 7700 for a 52" with 23hp (crazy), exmark almost 8000 for a 52" with 27hp. I wouldn't even want to see what a ferris would cost here.
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Old 06-19-2005, 01:24 AM
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Actually three other companies run this mower and got it at the same price as I paid.

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Actually they saw you coming and you got robbed! I can buy that exact same mower here for $5800..and the Z Stand is now standard equipment, which means that they also robbed you again by charging you $800 for a flippin $350 mulch kit! Heck I only paid $6600 late last year for a Brand New Toro 60" 25 Kohler with Jack Stand ZTR......
I have 2 of these mowers that I recently purchased. A buddy of mine has had 6 of these from the same dealer as me and his friend owns it. He paid the same price as I did $7400 out the door. Man 6600 for the 60" now thats a serious mower there. I would love to get it at that price, o well its a Toro guess you have to pay more for the real mowers. At least I wont have to worry about it failing on me, plus it has by far the best cut quality IMO.
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Old 08-01-2005, 09:52 PM
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I have a slope of about 15 degrees. When the lawn is dry, it does a pretty good job, though you need to drive more deliberately. I can't do zero turns without tearing up the grass. Instead, I adjust my turns to what works best in that situation. But if I go slow enough, it works ok.
I've played around traversing 15 to 30 degree slopes and it's difficult to say the least. When mowing vertical, I sometimes manage an inch or two front-end "hang time" on the 30 degree section. 'course I'm only 135lbs dripping wet. If I had alot of 20 degree slopes to mow I'd prefer a machine with front wheel steering capabilities. My IS1500z seems to have plenty of climbing power though; just not a lot a stability traversing the slopes. But then again, I'm finding the more experience I get with this machine, the more it will do for me. No guts, no glory.

Traction can be a bit slippery when wet & mowing the slopes.
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:33 AM
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I just paid $7400 for a toro with 19hp kawasaki 44'' mulch kit and z stand. I think the base price was $6600.


DANG i paid 6800 before taxes on a 52" with a 27Hp and it has a zstand.............you got ripped
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:34 AM
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Thats very high. I will join the bandwagon and make you feel bad about the price. I bought a new toro Z with 60" and 27 kohler for $5,913.

Dang alarsh howd you manage that.....did you buy it new or used if you bought that new you got one hell of a deal.
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