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Exmark or Toro

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by gcbama, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. gcbama

    gcbama LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Need help on which brand is better?
  2. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    For a Ztr its exmark, but for a walkbehind, its the Toro. Nothing beats the T-bar.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    All I use is Toro Walk-behinds and were anyone to ask me which is better, I would ask them which would they like to use: Pistolgrips or T-bar? :)

    Now if you read through this forum you will see from time to time complaints about sore wrists that hurt real bad, and they ask what can be done and the solutions are varied enough to be slightly comical because ultimately every ONE of them was using a pistolgrip mower... I have never had a problem with sore wrists / hand pain from using the T-bar, except perhaps once the belts get worn out that can be a pita but it usually doesn't take too long before it breaks lol then you replace it with another EV-belt and you're set.
  4. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    exmark with ecs controls. Thats the best walkbehind.
  5. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    For me its the oppisite i had a toro wb and didnt like it much it was underpowered and it had a 17hp kaw on it i just bought a toro ztr and i love it (52" with 27hp)i will always be gettin toro ztrs and then eXmark walkbehinds.........i dont like exmark ztrs much but I LOVE THERE WBs
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Exmark has been putting ecs controls on their walkbehinds for quite a while now, straight forward pistol grips are a thing of the past.
  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    okay...I'll start it again...

    I prefer greasable spindles, exmark doesn't have them, toro does. At least that is the case for the ZTRs we were looking into...you'll get opinions on both sides of this spectrum. Also, the exmarks do not have hydro oil coolers where the toro's do. Some claim that is because exmark designs their pumps/motors to handle the heat. I just say 'ok'. Perform a search, you will get more opinions than you care to have on the subject.

    good luck.
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I love my ECS controlled exmark WB. Around where i am, exmark is the absolute major brand used. Good Luck!
  9. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Screw her...not physical...lol......mine said I would make a good first husband....that was 23 years ago....goes to show they need to keep the mouth buttoned up!!!
  10. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Why would you WANT to perform a maintenance task when it isn't necessary? (spindles)

    Exmark's DO have hydro oil coolers...............

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