Tucumseh on Toro and Lawnboy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mownredneck, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    I was looking at a Home Depot mag. and they had toro and lawnboys with tucumseh's on them. Please tell me these are the home owner models. I thought they they were better than that? At least get a better engine than that, even for residentails.
     
  2. lawnGUYnMD

    lawnGUYnMD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    I know that the Deere products that depot sells are home owner versions which arent constructed as well so I would assume that the toro and lawnboy are the same way.
     
  3. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    It's Now Briggs on the Lawnboy Commercials.

    RIP Duraforce.
     
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    Of course they are and besides Home Cheapo doesn't sell Commercial Mowers of any kind kid.
     
  5. Mowman29

    Mowman29 LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Posts: 106

    NEVER OWN ONE THEY ARE juNK WORST ENGINES IN THEBIZ i JUST TREASHED A HOME OWNER MOWER 2 MOTHS AGO WITH A S@TH MOTOR LIKE THAT, i WOULDN'T EVEN BY ONE iF i WASN'T IN THE BIZ
     
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    The Tecumseh Co. has had its share of problems in all respects from layoffs to lets just say production line problems.

    Personally I will never own another Tecumseh engine. If it is given to me I will replace it and send the thing to a scrap recycler as these have been the biggest pieces of junk made.
    The company does not stand behind their equipment when it fails and won't return calls or e-mails regarding concerns. As you might be able to tell, I have had some personal dealings with them.
    Do yourself a favor. Buy commercial from companies that put engines on commercial equipment but don't waste your money on Tescumseh.
     
  7. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    The main problem with the smaller Tecumseh engines on walk behinds in the carburetors. Aggrevating things never work right :angry:
     
  8. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    You do know what Temcumseh stands for in Indian language right??? MIGHT START.....MIGHT NOT.....HAHAHA
     
  9. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    I know that! But I was just saying how can a couple of GOOD mower companies put sorry engines on their products. Even murry puts briggs on theirs.
     
  10. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    The Tecumseh GTS engines on the Homeowner Toro's are guarenteed to start in 1 or 2 pulls for 2 years. Thats what GTS stands for.
     

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