Looking to buy new to me equipment

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by lawncrafter1979, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. lawncrafter1979

    lawncrafter1979 LawnSite Member
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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2009
  2. Im not sure about the toro as I have never used one, but that JD WB is a great mower! They cut nice and are very dependable. I bought one used about 3 years ago and haven't had a single problem with it. Hope this helps!
  3. beano

    beano LawnSite Senior Member
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    The JD is a great mower, i run one myself. The toro i cant say as i dont run one but that model looks like a homeowner version. I'd keep looking for a rider if i were you but its your biz!
  4. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    That Toro is a homeowner Z so not sure how much use it has seen or how long it will last. The John Deer walk is a commercial mower and should make you a good mower minus some minor repairs (belts, bearings ) and so on. Toro commercial Zs will last fore ever and are over built to handle abuse the homeowner model is just meant to mow once a week so not sure whether it would be a good investment. You will have to decide how much use the mower will see and whether or not it will hold up for you.
  5. lawncrafter1979

    lawncrafter1979 LawnSite Member
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    Seems like the general consensus is go for the JD but leave the Toro alone. I will probably end up doing that. Thanks for the input everyone!!!

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