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Toro Z500 Deck Decisions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Laner, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    I demoed two Toro Z500 series mowers yesterday, one was the entry level Z500 (model 74292) with the 7 GA 60 inch deck and 27 hp Kohler, the other was a Z580 (Diesel) with the Turbo Force 60 inch deck. My main reason for demoing the two was to decide if I should spend the extra money for the Turbo Force deck over the 7 GA deck. There is about $1000 difference in price. I know there are some other upgrades as well with the Turbo Force deck model 74283, like the wheel motors and speed. Both were demoed on the same lawn and the cut was good with both. The TF deck dispersed grass much further (2.5-3 deck widths) compared to the 7GA (1.5-2 deck widths).
    Anyone else made this decision? Any thoughts/suggestions?
  2. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    bumpity bump
  3. Post Mowing

    Post Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    i love the turbo force deck
  4. tportela

    tportela LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    Mine is new , It cuts real well, however I have only owned this ZTR by Toro.
  5. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    Thanks Post Mowing and tportela. After thinking about it more I am leaning toward the 60" TF deck. Any one else running one of these have some feedback?

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