Toro walkbehinds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by trimmer, Aug 9, 2000.

  1. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got a new toro product catalog and noticed there was no 62" walkbehinds did they discontinue this size deck on a mower?
     
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    62" no longer available in a walk-behind.

    You need to get a GroundsMaster or Z-Master for that deck.
     
  3. Stinger

    Stinger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    Thats what I asked my Toro dealer and he's so dumb he didn't know they ever made one. Went to the Toro website and I'ts not listed there either. After my dealer called a factory rep he said 52" is the biggest available for a walkbehind. Other manafactures have decks larger than 52". I'm just mad because I was interested in one and want to keep my mowers all Toro for the sake of interchanging parts etc, etc. So I'm debating a 52" hydro with Rocket Wheels. Just not sure about the mulching on that big of a deck. My 44's work great with Gators for leaves in the fall. So maybe I'll stick to the SFS deck instead of a recycler. If Stone is reading this we're sure to get some Toro input.

     
  4. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sticking to one brand of mower is a good idea.

    (Toro's just not the brand to do it with.)

    But I believe Toro owns a company that makes a 60" walk-behind that would be the ticket for you. After using a 60" Turf Tracer, I think the 44's would be dust collectors. :)
     
  5. You don't want a 62" toro walk behind unless you only use it for level areas. The 62" is was too front end heavy and
    steering is slow.
    I have found that at a 2 acre (lawn) sloping homesite a 52" is a better choice.

    The 52" is a much better deck than the 44". I know for I have two of each. The 52" trims easier, holds hills better, mows better and is just plain easier to operate than a 44.

    If you cut your cradles put a gator on top and a hi lift on the bottom you should have no problem with leaf destruction.

    I could also use a shreadit blade on top and a hi lift on the bottom my second 52" machine. Sure beats playing with a
    truck loader and having to transport leaves to a dump site.
    After I shread the leaves for the last time in the fall I
    apply a high N fert to keep the lawns green all winter and
    to aid in the composting of the bits of leaves.

    That set up might just be able to mulch leaves in just one pass with a 52" toro.

     
  6. Lazer wrote:

    >But I believe Toro owns a company that makes a 60" walk-behind that would be the ticket for you. After using a 60" Turf Tracer, I think the 44's would be dust collectors.

    I believe since the 62" walkbehinds are no longer in production Toro will offer a TT with a 60" eXmark deck
    with t-bar steering.

    This will be my next new mower purchase. Hey Toro
    are you reading this board????
     
  7. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    Stone,

    There is a large company in my area that buys 4 TT a year and puts the Toro T-Bar on them. I ran them once, they were okay. I suppose if you hooked on the T-Bar (As I'm sure you are, for I, too was a Toro diehard) then that set-up would be awesome.

    I'm kinda surprised that Toro hasn't offered a TT with the TORO 62" deck and T-Bar. It'd be a great mower.

    By the way, you'll get over your T-Bar affinity once you run the new Exmark Turf Tracer ECS: Enhanced Control System.
     
  8. Lazer wrote:

    >There is a large company in my area that buys 4 TT a year and puts the Toro T-Bar on them.

    Karl let me know when he is ready to sell the used units this winter.
    I will buy two of them if the price is right.

    They will fit into my operation just by bolting on a sulky plate and a jrco bar.

    [Edited by lawrence stone on 08-10-2000 at 08:29 PM]
     

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