First cut with 48" Toro Walk Behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walkbehind48, May 29, 2001.

  1. walkbehind48

    walkbehind48 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I am a homeowner who has 2+ acres to mow of mostly flat lawn. I purchased a 1994 Toro Proline 48" walk behind mower (14HP Kohler with Recycler deck & spare belts and blade) with included sulky for $1000 this past weekend. I just finished mowing my lawn for the first time and the results are amazing. I know this is not the "top of the line" walk behind available but comparared to the 21" Murray 5hp that I had been using it is a huge improvement in all aspects. The cut is incredible and I now take less than half the time and 25% of the effort to do the lawn as before. Mower starts first pull and hauls my 200# around with ease. Just wanted to thank all of you for your informative postings...I am glad I resisted everyone who questioned my choice of commercial walk behind over traditional lawn tractor. My mower was used commercially but appears to have been serviced regularly and runs great - $1000 seemed more than fair for the results that this mower provides.

    Josh
     
  2. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    Apparently. Congrats on your find.
     
  3. oneEXMARKfan

    oneEXMARKfan Banned
    Posts: 254

    Toro makes a fine mower. Happy mowing Josh.
     
  4. danlawnser

    danlawnser LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    Welcome to Lawnsite. I wish you good luck with that toro. Toro is a good name.:alien:
     
  5. Twotoros

    Twotoros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 494

    I can run circles around those lawn tractors with a puny 21", I am glad you bought the walkbehind.
     
  6. Is this deck the full floating recycler?
     
  7. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 940

    Toro makes good stuff. Go to the dealer and get a coouple sets of blades. Get him to show you where and how often to grease spindles and bearings etc. Guess it's time to look for a pro weed whacker huh ! Probably shouldn't use that sulky ....I'll take it off your hands for tweenty bucks........
     
  8. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    I have a toro rider. You made a smart choice, glad to here you having good luck with it.
     
  9. walkbehind48

    walkbehind48 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Lawrence:

    Yes, it is a floating deck with the Recycler kit installed. Can't wait for the the grass to grow so I can use it again!

    Josh
     
  10. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 665

    Hey, why don't you buy a velkie ride-on attatchment
    then it won't even feel like work!
     

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