Any problems with the new Toro Grandstands?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by delphied, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    I havent seen anyone writing in about problems with the new Grandstands. Are they that good? I would like to hear from owners please.
     
  2. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    I see people are raving about the cut as well. They dont rave about the Toro zturns cut nearly as much as they do the Grandstand cut.
     
  3. brucec

    brucec LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had a grand stand all weekend for a demo and the cut is incredible!!!
     
  4. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
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    IM STARTING TO THINK THESE GRANDSTAND THREADS ARE MADE UP FLUFF to try to increase sales. I mean how can there be nothing wrong with the design of a newly launched mower?
     
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,965

    It took me almost two years to get fed up with our Wright. First is was little stuff then as time went on more stuff. Then one day I looked at it and said enough and we mowed back to WB units. Those darn little units that are all compacted up are just too difficult to service. Needed a fork lift to put on the darn hydro idler pulley.
     
  6. lilweeds

    lilweeds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 595

    Just some minor issues with loose hardware and one missed weld on my machine. I am happy to report I will be adding a second GS to my fleet! It really is a great mower.
     
  7. Chicagolawns

    Chicagolawns LawnSite Member
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    You've really got to demo one to know how nice of a machine it is. I've never owned a Toro product before I bought a Grandstand and I really don't know how their sales are going. All I know is that it cuts like no other mower I've had, and is very comfortable to use. Mowers are like trucks though. Some guys are chevy, some are die hard Ford, to each his own. I go for the most productive.
     
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    My only problem is getting one to demo....it seems as soon as they go out to demo they get bought
     
  9. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
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    Finally have a demo scheduled next week
     
  10. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,257

    we have two and they are great, but yes there are a few flaws, definitely not bad enough to dislike the machine though...we have had some loose hardware and a few recalls, minor stuff though...i will say the hydros don't match up, at least in reverse, it just seems like they looked past that part, and they are all the same way I tried a few others at the dealer and it was the same thing...i don't like how you have to lift the entire engine to raise/lower the deck...a floating deck would be nice, how the turbo force deck is setup on the operator right side is like a shovel (it's a piece of metal that is made to hold a bagger) and it just digs up the ground, whereas if you had a floating deck with scalp wheels the problem would be solved, it just seems like common sense to me but apparently toro hasn't caught on to it yet...also when the deck is in the upright load position on the trailer and you go over a bump it falls down to where you last had it set at...could maybe go a little faster but other than that, and really it's small small problems, it's a great machine, i would definitely buy another, speaking of they are coming out with a 36" and a 60" next year, hopefully with floating decks but we will see...
     

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