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Old 03-06-2015, 01:48 PM
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How does this older Toro 52" WB look?

Looking at picking up this older Toro 52" WB to help as a backup machine when my main mower goes down or I dont feel like putting my heavy mower on a wet yard. May be used 1-2 times a week.



Owner says this;

"I have used it as a spare the last two seasons so it is in cutting condition. It is good for lighter duty cutting. Spindles are fine, not noisy, one recently replaced. Belts and tires fair but spare belts and one spare wheel/tire come with it. I would keep it but don't have the space anymore. Always starts, runs fine, regular fuel treatment. 12.5HP Kawasaki engine was a great motor."

Obviously the mower looks a little rough, but nothing that I'm that worried about on a backup machine. What would be some of the main areas to look for problems on this machine, and what would be a reasonable price for this unit in this condition?

How was cut quality for these?
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:43 PM
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Looks pretty rough to me. I have a 36" toro belt drive. Make sure the belts drive as supposed to, and the trans has no issues what so ever. I would think that engine would be underpowered, I have a 14hp on my 36 and wouldn't go any less, especially in wet conditions.

Probably would be fine for a backup, looks like it has small tires like mine, which are hard to hold on hills, and have a tendency to leave noticeable tracks in the lawn when cut Above 3".
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:09 PM
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300 dollars and not a cent more. They cut great , used to be all you ever saw in the 90s before Scag got a foothold. I had several back in the day.
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:24 PM
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300 dollars and not a cent more. They cut great , used to be all you ever saw in the 90s before Scag got a foothold. I had several back in the day.
Before scag got a foothold where?

The SW/SWZ significantly predates these mowers.

This machine is what many contractors switched TO after scag.


It's a good machine no doubt.
I don't know why everyone looses the deck covers...how the frik hard is it to put it back?
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:39 PM
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Before scag got a foothold where?

The SW/SWZ significantly predates these mowers.

This machine is what many contractors switched TO after scag.


It's a good machine no doubt.
I don't know why everyone looses the deck covers...how the frik hard is it to put it back?
For some reason here. Early 90s all Toro everywhere. Then Scag must have made sweetheart deals to anybody that wanted to sell them. Now every trailer has at least one orange mower on it. I agree no cover looks ghetto.
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:30 PM
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The guy is asking $500, I'm going to offer $400. It comes with some extra parts, that has to be worth something right?
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:11 PM
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Covers are heavy an make the machine more likely to rut.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:19 PM
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Covers are heavy an make the machine more likely to rut.
It's a 10lb piece of sheet metal. Guys get lazy because you have to remove them to get to the spindle and idler zerks. Or the myth that grass build up will cause an issue. I've yet to have any problems and I don't have to worry about any injuries which would be hard to defend when the lawsuit comes.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:42 PM
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Rust will cause several problems with removing an re-installing walkbehind mower covers.
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The guy is asking $500, I'm going to offer $400. It comes with some extra parts, that has to be worth something right?
I wouldn't pay more that $200, it's a belt drive that has seen many better days. It's probably a mid 90's?
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