Toro/ Honda

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Coumbe, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Coumbe

    Coumbe LawnSite Senior Member
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    I Know That The Commercial Honda 21" Has A Hydrostatic Drive, Does The Toro Commercial?
     
  2. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
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    i bought the honda because of the hydro drive and bbc it not as powerful as direct drive shafts but mows great bags better starts very very very easy my 7 year old brother could probly start it i paid around $1100 for it

    i dont think the toro is hydro it has a 3 speed foot shifter
     
  3. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was just about to post about these mowers also, a few questions I had was what is the blade tip speed and Hp of the honda, I saw the toro is 18,000 and 6.0.

    Also the toro says it's presurized lubercation, but I can not find any specs about this on the honda. I am leaning toward the toro because the only honda dealer in the area is a Northern Tool, and there are like a dozen toro dealers.
     
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Northern Tool does not carry commerical EQ.

    Honda's hold up better and cut better.
     
  5. lawncuttinfoo

    lawncuttinfoo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you have hondas? do you know about the questions I posted?

    I am also concerned about the gas tank being .29 gal compared to the 1 gal toro and somewhat concerned about the steel honda compared to the alumn. toro decks.
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    I don't know anything about tip speeds. I know the honda engine is the best on the market. So comparing HP is sometimes tricky at best.

    I know the Toro is about the same price. The guy who maintains our equipment and has about 10 years of experiance, used Toro for a long time. At first he did not like the Honda, but after 2 years, the wheels don't break as much, the cuts are better, and needs less service.

    Parts do cost more. It is a give and take.
     
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    a hydro honda will out last a gear toro 10/1. the trans and front wheels on the comm toro are the weak points. the hydro honda is bulletproof!
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    yep

    we save a bunch of money each year, not replacing Toro wheels. That alone will pay for the mower in about 4 to 5 years vs the toro.
     
  9. Coumbe

    Coumbe LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds Like Honda Is The Way To Go.
     
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Unless you can get a heck of a deal on the toro with several sets of tires.

    Both, will need repairs.
     

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