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Is exmark owned by toro?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Frontstreetlawns, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    I was talking to my exmark dealer and he said that the frame on the exmark and toro are the same its just different pumps and cutting deck and clutch, then i went to the toro dealer later and he said that toro owns exmark, if this is the case why doesnt toro run the triton deck, its far superior in wet wheather and the productivity would be better in the rain
  2. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    Why would they lol thatd be a NIGHTMARE..from what i have seen and herd the triton deck BLOWS...i have a turbo force and i like it pretty well and imo is the best deck out there right now besides XR7
  3. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    you obviously are in a different climate than we are, her its very wet and almost every account in my county requires you to bag. so the triton deck is the best performing deck here. on a wet day i never stoped because of clumping, just when the bags got to full
  4. PerennialSuccess

    PerennialSuccess LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    yes, Toro owns Exmark
  5. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 168

    what advantage do they have to that?
  6. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 2,412

    Toro owns exmark and do a search on triton. You will see many, MANY pages of problems.
  7. mhussey

    mhussey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 523

    I really wouldn't say that XR-7 is that much better than the Turbo Force. Hustler has had problems with the XR-7, however I have not heard any problems from the Turbo Force decks.

    I mow when its pretty wet out and I just open my baffle wide open and it does fine. Sometimes there will be a clump here and there depending on what you are cutting and the height of grass. Overall great job. I love my Toro.

    Also, Toro does own Exmark. Pretty much from the seat back is Exmark just different decks for the most part.
  8. Pumper

    Pumper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    Yes Toro owns Exmark. They let them run as a separate company. The story I heard was anything Exmark comes up with, they get for 2 years before Toro can copy.
  9. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    Toro released Exmark to appeal to a new generation of LCO's from my perspective, not that that's really the reason.

    When Exmark was introduced, the marketing campaign was...and still is, geared toward younger people by their look, techno junk on the mower, ect.

    They remind my of the old slot cars that you could buy 3 million add-ons for.
  10. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,426

    Not sure how Exmark got there but they stayed there for the most part I would say because of quality, a high tech look, inonations such as the Ultra Cut deck. They are still one of the best handing mowers to me especially in tight area's with alot of trimming and manuevering. If you will notice Toro copied the whole mower and put thier name on it. Very little exept the decks, tanks , etc is different. I've been on most major brands of mowers and with the exeption of the new Triton deck they are hard to beat. Exellent resale value.

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