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Old 01-08-2004, 04:51 PM
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2004 hand mower availibilty

I am told that Toro Proline 21" hand mowers with 5.5hp 2 cy Sizuki are no longer available (maybe a few still on the shelf). Also, I'm told that 21" LawnBoy commercial, 6.5hp Dura-Force engine, will be very limited in supply this season.

What do you know? Is Toro Proline 21" hand mowers only going to have Kaw 4 cy engines? Is there any other choice? And, what about the LawnBoy? Are they being phased out too?

The above info was given to me from a large mail-order supplier for commercial lawn equipment. I was told a flat "no" on the Toro, and "order very early" on the LawnBoy.

The Toro web site is no different than last month.
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Old 01-08-2004, 05:09 PM
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Yeah, Toro discontinued they 2 stroke mowers. Buy any you can find.
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Old 01-08-2004, 05:50 PM
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My dealer told me the Toro will have a Honda 4 cycle motor to replace the Suzuki.
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Old 01-08-2004, 07:04 PM
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My dealer still has a few suzuki 2-strokes, and they just got the new Toro Prolines with the Honda engines in.

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Old 01-08-2004, 07:41 PM
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ive heard only kaw and also some honda motors for 2004 .

the exmark metro 21 counterpart to the proline ive heard will only have honda's
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Old 01-08-2004, 08:10 PM
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Imho the Honda commercial is the machine to own anyway. I've had two 2 cycle toro's and 2 Honda comercials, I now have 10 and 11 years on the Honda's and thier still running strong.
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Old 01-08-2004, 08:59 PM
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The Toro Suzuki's are Gone next year.

I put 3 on reserve which will hopefully last us a few years. I dread switching to those cumbersome 4 strokers.
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