Toro 21" 4 cycle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by powerreel, Oct 13, 2000.

  1. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
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    Is anyone using these machines? If so, what motor and what if any problems?
  2. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
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    nope not here, used 2 dif. toro 21" and they both suck.
  3. Lawnnorder

    Lawnnorder LawnSite Member
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    Yes.... I have three commercial mowers; 2 are the 6 h.p model and a newer 6.5 h.p. All are used in my business on a daily basis and been very reliable. Third gear is faster than walking speed and I've always been impressed with their bagging ability.

    The 6 h.p. models are quieter than the 6.5 for some reason.Would not hesitate to recommend these units to anyone.
  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    A customer gave me his 12 year old wb with tecumseh tvs120 what a pos it barely suffices to be a trim mower but what the heck it was free and it bags nicely for the small amount of time I use it.

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just can't see buying a 4 cycle , it would not last for me , i have small 8x10 and some more area that my 21" 4.5 hp suzki is just about 85 degress and it won't die .....i have abused and miss treated my mower from day one it get maintence but ...what little i use it its to the extreme i like mine and if it dies i'll just buy a new was my main mower for the first year i had it and now its 2.5 years old ....just my opion and experence

    [Edited by BUSHMASTER on 10-14-2000 at 03:09 AM]
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't run the commercial 4 stroke but a residential 4 stroke. In its 8 years it only been to the shop once. You can't beat Toro's. My dealer tells me all this cr@p about John Deere 21"s being the best. I told him I ran Toro and in my opinion, you can't beat 'em. He better start stockin' Toro or he's gonna be trying to sell 2000 JDs the rest of his life.
  7. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator
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    I agree.. we used toro commercial units and we had very few problems. My guys busted the heighth adjustments on the wheels a lot though.
  8. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
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    that must have been what it was, i think the ones i used were residential ones, with small engines? but in long grass the chopped up grass (mulching deck)would get stuck on the wheels and it would leave streaks of packed down grass. N E one else had this problem?
  9. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
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    Looking at commercial 4 cycle, which motor is best and do you mulch with it? I use a two cycle commercial, no real problems, customers want to be more enviromentally friendly- hence the 4 cycle. I love the mulching abilities on the two strokes are 4 strokes as good? THANKS AGAIN
  10. Lawn Cruiser

    Lawn Cruiser LawnSite Member
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    I work in a Toro dealership and we see very little problems with these motor's. Typical problem is customer neglect or abuse. I use the 2 cycle versions in my business and have four of them that are 8-10 yrs old the motor and machine are bomb proof.

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