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Old 08-14-2013, 07:04 AM
K&L Landscaping K&L Landscaping is offline
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Any better warranty than Toro 5 year/1200 hour?

I'm on the verge of buying a Toro Professional 5000 60" and was really intrigued they offer 5 year/1200 hour commercial warranty. Does any other manufacturer offer a better warranty than Toro? I think Hustler offers a ridiculous 3,000 hour warranty on the hydro system of the new HD's but not the complete mower.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:07 AM
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Honestly I think every company puts their own twist on the warranties these days. For example my machine has a 3 year unlimited hour warranty and a lifetime deck/frame warranty. I guess what really matters is how problems are handled by the company and dealer. Of corse we all hope not to even need to use the warranty...
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:09 AM
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Honestly Toro's warranty is probably the worst for commercial use. Compare it to Bobcat that offers 2 year/2000 hour or 5 year/500 hour. You choose. Homeowners take the 5 year and commercial guys take the 2 year.

Commercial guys in our area put 600+ hours a year on a machine...so your 5 year warranty is gone in 2 years or less anyway...

I would not base buying a Toro on their warranty.

Not sure what machine is the same in Exmark but some of theirs have a 3 year commercial warranty.

The only way the Toro warranty makes sense for commercial use is if for some reason you only put 240 hours per year on the machine. Or figure the math so the warranty lasts at least 2-3 years.
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