Suzuki vs duraforce

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by S man, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have used a toro proline with the suzuki 2 cycle and it seems like it doesn't have power in the thick stuff. But why? It's suposed to be a 2 cycle. It made a grinding awful sound when bogged down by thick grass. On the other hand is the duraforce on lawn-boys better? I heard everywhere that they are the best. Then why does that suzuki screw up on the thick stuff? I want to get a lawn-boy before they're all gone and need to know if it will be good or like that proline.


    Scott
    S man
     
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can't beat a Duraforce IMO, I've got 3. They're the best! 6.5hp never bogs down.
     
  3. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
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    Duraforce is a Stronger Engine...Proline/Suzuki is a Much More Reliable Mower than Commercial Lawnboy Self-Propelled...Can't Get Either anymore Thanks to the Enviro Nuts.

    Duraforce Engine Still Avail. on Toro Single Stage Snowblowers and Can be Retrofitted to a Toro/Proline Deck I am Told.

    Please Add 2cycle Oil to Your 4 Strokes as a Measure of Protest.

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  4. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    Now that's what I call a mowing service! How did you get all those? I'm going to get my silver pro soon for about 400. Hows the mentinence on the duraforce?
     
  5. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    Hmmn. Busy forum.
     
  6. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
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    The Duraforce Will Last Alot Longer than the Homeowner Silver Pro ...Your Mower Will Fall Apart Around the Engine...Buy Commercial Units Kids.
     
  7. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One of mine is damn near 10 years old and still running good. The other two are about 5. Other than cleaning the exhaust ports and new wheels every 2 years, nothing wrong with them! :waving:
     
  8. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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    Okay I'm bought on getting it. The only thing is if they still have them. If the deck falls apart could I put the duraforce on a different deck like a snapper?
     
  9. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    honestly, i have no other experience other then with the commercial lawnboys.. and these things are excellent. i use them as my primary mowers. i started with (2), 7 years ago, and still use them everyday today. they have been running every day of my operation full time for years now.
    can't go wrong. the only problem i run into is i have to change a coil every year to year and a half... 10 minute fix.
    to switch from bagging to mulch plate is just seconds. the side discharge never clogs.
    i'm also looking to pick up another one or 2 before they are gone. i procrastinate though cuz the local area shops have tons of them.

    here's my twins, right by the trailer door..
     
  10. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
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    nice family there :) you don't bag with them at all?
    i have one set up with the plate, the other with the side bag.
     

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