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My new mower!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by xfiring, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. xfiring

    xfiring LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Got a great deal on a 2001 Toro T-Bar 32" Proline. It only had 10 hours on it and sat in a barn for 8 years. Paid $1000. I think it was a great deal. It has the 12.5 HP Kawasaki, not sure if that enough to pull a sulky someday or not?

    Knocked my .4 acres from 1:15 to about 25 minutes. Main reason was for hills, did great on the up and down hills and mediocre on side to side but didn't want to spend 4k for a dual hydro.

    I can't believe how brand new this thing is. Maybe the price is bad for the age of it, but for the use and sitting in a sheltered garage for 8 years I think it was a great deal.

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  2. ztrworldnewbie

    ztrworldnewbie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Congrats on the new to you mower. It does look in excellent condition.
     
  3. DaddyRabbit

    DaddyRabbit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    That was an Awesome deal! If I had ran across that deal I'd have bought it too. Great find.
     
  4. VirginiaLawnCare

    VirginiaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 337

    Good deal and you will have no problem pulling a sulky with the 12.5
     
  5. BigGreen1

    BigGreen1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 293

    xfiring,

    My 12.5 Kaw lasted 15 years of moderate commercial service. It still had the original drive belts on it when I sold it. Good mower, good motor. Congrats.

    Tim
     
  6. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,427

    I had the same mower with pistol grips but it cut great.
     
  7. xfiring

    xfiring LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Thanks everyone, I am still very excited!

    Any recommendation on to mulch kit or not and what type of oil to put in her?
     
  8. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 916

    I had almost the same exact mower except it was 36inch and 13HP Kohler. The T-Bar is a great set up. I had the mulch kit on mine but the grass in my area in the spring was just too much for it. Other wise it was a great mower.
     
  9. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 782

    Nice! I had the same vintage mower, only in a 36. You're going to love the T-bar,,, I did.
     
  10. SfTD_service_CENTER

    SfTD_service_CENTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 868

    i second that vote!
     

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