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NEED HELP--Toro Proline front deck, 52 W/ 17 KAW

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geogunn, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I of all people I thought I would be ready when it came time to consider an upgrade but obviously not or I wouldn't be asking for help.:blush:

    I did a search first so don't go there.... but if you suggest it, how about going there first and find what I could not. do be sure to include the link!

    I need info on a TORO PROLINE, 52 with a 17 KAW motor. I know it is an out front deck with rear steer. I dunno any model numbers, age or info beyond what I have stated except that it has a steering wheel.

    steering wheels are bad. I asked if it was like the three wheel gravely and the guy agreed but I dunno if he knew what he was talking about. I am afraid it is like the JD front deck with rear steer and steering wheel and I know that one is a dog in our market!

    I know that a 17 kaw aint no monster motor for a 52 much less a rider but it aint mine yet.

    Any constructive opinions would be appreciated. Destructive criticisms also welcome if you know what you are talking about.:)

  2. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    Geogunn, I look at one a few years ago. was not impressed.

    I had a JD 3 wheel for a repair glad I didn't buy. The 52 Lesco

    hydro 3600. plus 300 for lesco sulky looks like a hot setup.

    I bought a 52 Toro wb w 18koh 1500 last year. Ed
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    thanx ED--seems like you are the only one of thousands of members that either knows or cares about the question I asked.

    I guess I shoudda asked about scrubs or doubles or maybe which is better crapsman or murray. lots of infor on those on here.:(

    anyway, FYI, I passed on this unit. it was probably well worth the money but it wasn't what I have been hoping for.

    thanks again ED.

  4. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    Thanks Geo. I'm an engineer by education Diesal school USCG.
    also by necessity. I have a Lesco 52 w ToroT bar.

    A modified deck on may Scag. We had some lively threads on

    Lesco equip Stopped at Lesco Fri. 52 hydro w 19 Kawi 3600.


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