Rear steer riders,, likes, dislikes?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tinkerer, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've been running my Toro 117 Groundsmasters for about 4 years now. Anyone else running this style of mower whether Toro or other. What are your likes and dislikes?
     
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My very first commercial mower was a Toro 52 front deck. Only thing I can say that was good about it was ease of mowing under low trees. Bad things about them, too long, both on the trailer and for manuvering in the landscape. Not worth a crap on hills( loss of traction).
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have 3 Toro Groundsmasters 325D's. Personally, I like them with the front deck.
     
  4. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
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    My buddy runs (2) JD 725's and loves them.
     
  5. steinerguy

    steinerguy LawnSite Member
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    My Steiner is a front deck rear steer machine and I love the control I have with the machine. I understand why people don't use these machines due to the cost and the length of machine on the trailer, but I will never be without this machine.
     
  6. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer LawnSite Senior Member
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    How about towing an attachment with one? How has that worked?
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    I pull a Bleubird aerator with no problem.
     

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