Info on this mower???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rvon99, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. rvon99

    rvon99 LawnSite Member
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    I am looking for some info on this Toro reel mower. Year? What its worth?
    Thanks
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  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Before we go too far that is a golf course machine.
    Then I need the model and serial number.
     
  3. rvon99

    rvon99 LawnSite Member
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    I know its a 5300D D means diesel and I know its used for mowing fairways. I cant find serial number tag on it anywhere. I am guessing it Bout 10 to 15 years old.
     
  4. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I picked up a old National real owner some years ago. It had larger reals than this Toro. The power unit on this Toro is great but these small reels used on a average lawn will not make for a happy owner.

    Reel type mowers are designer to mow every 3 day. You can not let the grass get long at all, it will clump clog and look like poop. This Toro is designed for golf cources where they mow ever 2 or 3 day. I have never heard of a LCO guy that used these like them or ever keep them for long. The last time i saw a commercial lawn mowed with reals was State Farm Corp Office lawn. It was a huge gang pull behind I asker why they stopped using it and they told me it was not really a problem with mowing every 3 day but it was the time and cost to keep the knives sharp.
     
  5. rvon99

    rvon99 LawnSite Member
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    I would be buying it for a golf course mower. Is it worth $3000? I do not know the year or the hours.
     
  6. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds like a good deal, i am guessing 15 years old. These machines will fool yua some times. Golf courses take good care of there equipment. Some times you get some good deals. Many times if it has high hours there no good for a trade in, so be careful.
     

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