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Old 02-27-2013, 04:25 PM
BMJRJ BMJRJ is offline
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Need Help: Toro Z Commercial 2000 vs. Ferris IS700z

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Looking for help to decide on which mower to go with. Either mower will be cutting grass in the North East; fescue, rye and kentucky blue grass. Some terrain is bumpy in spots, around trees and have slopes.
Looking at 52" decks, similar HP, trans, and price tags. The 2013 IS700z with ICD (deck) replaced the IS1500z. The Toro Z has the TurboForce Deck.
It will be my 1st rider/ztr. Upgrading from a late model JD Belt drive 48" WB with a floating deck (wish it had better cut quality, I always have to double cut each account).
Any input would be great. Thanks for your time.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:26 PM
pugs pugs is offline
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I would avoid the Toro 2000 series. That model has a downgraded warranty compared to other Toro Commercial stuff. Looks like its 4 years but only 500 hours while the Ferris is 2 years with no hour limit.

If you dont plan to put alot of hours on it then the Toro would be ok. Honestly not a fan of Toro's warranty on any machine. The higher end ones are 5 years/1200 hours. A commercial user will put 600 hours a year on around Toro's warranty is gone in 2 years or even less if they use it heavily.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:51 PM
BMJRJ BMJRJ is offline
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Thank you Pugs for the info.
What would be your mower of choice; with a 52" deck? I am literally splitting hairs between machines.
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