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Old 10-23-2003, 10:38 PM
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toro vs honda

I am interested in what people think about which is better a Toro Proline bbc with a 6 hp Kaw engine vs a honda Commercial with a 5.5 honda engine with bbc. I bag and also mulch ?
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:03 PM
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I'd go with the Toro. Look for a 2-stroke model. They are the best 21"s out there.
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:08 PM
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I don't know about that. I admit that I haven't used the Toro, but it would take an incredible mower to beat out my Honda's. I would recommed them to anyone.

I wouldn't buy the two stroke. 4 stroke will typically last longer, and it's way better for the environment.
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:22 PM
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I looked an compaired both machines at my local dealer. Both machines are very well made and commercial quality. They did not have any demo units on hand so I had to buy without even starting one.
I felt that the Honda was a better unit for me so thats what I bought and I don't regret it one bit.

I also bought a Honda trimmer and stick edger the same day.
I really like only having the pre-mix for the blower.

It's your money, you worked hard for it so pick the machine that fits your needs.
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:45 PM
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This season I bought a 6 hp Kawasaki Proline to replace a 6.5 hp Briggs powered Proline. I can't comment on the Honda but the Kawasaki is a great improvement over the Briggs. The mower mulches great but I find the bag hard to empty.

Ray
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:36 AM
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Honda! Best machine I have ever owned. Like I say it is heavy and built like a brick shirt house but it is quiet, runs smooth has good traction, excelent bagger, good mulcher (I do both) and the 5.5 is Hondas rating compared to a briggs it is an 9hp.
I have not been able to stall it even on 7" cutting at 3 mulching. (had to go slower but it never stalled).
good luck try em both.
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:51 AM
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Ive ran Honda's, Snappers, and The Toro proline, the Toro with the 2 cycle suzki is the best 21" mulcher ive ever used.....Marks Mowing Service
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Old 10-25-2003, 05:03 PM
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Honda! The people that make these units are short their eyes are closer to their work and they make less mistakes.
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Old 10-25-2003, 05:33 PM
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I've looked into both of these mowers. I don't think you'd go wrong with either one! Six of one , 1/2 dozen of the other.
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Old 10-25-2003, 06:58 PM
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If you can still find one I would get the Toro 2-cycle just for the simle fact that it needs little to no maintenance during the season. I have a 1984 and it only needs the muffler cleaned and a new sparkplug every no and then.
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