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new machine, advice appreciated

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by zx10intn, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. zx10intn

    zx10intn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    so im looking for a new machine to replace my current setup. i went to a bunch of local dealers today checking out different makes and models, and came away most impressed as far as quality for the money in a 2011 toro z500 60" deck kohler 27 and a gravely pro-ride 254 54" deck with a kawi 27. any experience with these specific models or thoughts on them is greatly appreciated. it will be used to cut my 5 acres and my in-laws 5 acres, so 10 acres a week.

    edit : i can get the toro for 7300 and the gravely for 6800 both after tax
  2. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,115

    It's been 15 years since I ran Exmark and Toro. Personally I don't care for the new machines. If they still had the earlier set up I may still be running them.

    Gravely is a good bang for the buck IMO and the company itself is outstanding even after the purchase.
  3. JasonH

    JasonH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Gravely or Hustler toro is trash

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