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Old 08-26-2013, 06:53 PM
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toro 5000 series

I was looking for someone who has a new toro 5000 with a kohler 27hp 60" turboforce. I am looking to buy one in the near future and would like the pros and cons of this machine. Thank you in adavance
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:15 PM
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I just bought the exact mower so I might be able to help a little.

Pros:

1) Kohler 27hp EFI is great on fuel and has plenty of power.
2) Incredible hillside stability.
3) Flat free front tires
4) Operator platform is super comfortable and the seat/ride is very plush.
5) Cut quality in dry conditions is beautiful.
6) 5 year/1200 hour warranty
7) Blade changes are a snap

Cons:

1) Absolutely, positively the WORST cutting mower I've ever used in wet conditions.
2) Needs a striping kit to really lay down great stripes.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:55 PM
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toro 5000 series

What happens when you do cut in dry conditions? Is it clumpy or does it not cut the blades fully? More explanation would be great.
Also thanks for the info.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:56 AM
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as a toro 3000 owner (same turbo force deck) i wouldn't buy another toro its a decent mower but not great. scag with the velocity deck will be my next one. basically all brands are the same except for a few ergonomics and color what your buying is the deck and the velocity deck is the best on the market
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:10 PM
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toro 5000 efi

I have the same mower with a 52in. deck and my mower cuts very well in wet conditions......120 hrs= no complaints........
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:46 PM
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I have the same mower with a 52in. deck and my mower cuts very well in wet conditions......120 hrs= no complaints........
That's interesting Clay that yours handles wet grass well. Mine clumps like crazy and will only discharge about 1 stripe over. My Velocity + decks will shoot grass three stripes over. I like everything about the mower but Trent and I really need to get this deck figured out.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:21 PM
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That's interesting Clay that yours handles wet grass well. Mine clumps like crazy and will only discharge about 1 stripe over. My Velocity + decks will shoot grass three stripes over. I like everything about the mower but Trent and I really need to get this deck figured out.
hey Keith, I was surprised to read that your mower was the worst in wet conditions....my 52 in. deck will spray grass like you say your velocity deck does...I demoed a 3000 series 52 in. deck and was astonished how well it cut wet, and then bought the 5000 series. I literally mowed wet grass all season long and could not have made it without this mower. you will get it figured out, good luck!.....Clay
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:50 AM
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Clay,

What blades are you running in the wet conditions? I run the thicker (.250) hi-lift blades year round and they do a great job except for in wet grass. I have read where the Gator blades (actually T4 mulching blades which I just purchased) work well in the wet grass for some with this mower. Some run double blades which I don't want to do. We have had record rainfall, so I just deal with it and double and triple cut when needed or gather up the huge clumps. I hate doing it, but have not been able to come up with something that is optimal for wet conditions. The mower cuts fantastic when the grass is dry and I like it for the most part (I have a 3000). Thanks
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