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exmark or toro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wiseguyslawn, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464

    i know these machines are almost the same but does anyone have a preference.
  2. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I am all for Toro. Before buying my last Z-turn, I compared the 2, and found that Toro was still better. From what I understand, the frames are about the same, the engines are the same, I don't remember about the hydro systems, but the decks are different. Toro deck is deeper. I have used Toros for my trim mowers, wb, and z-turns. I also liked my Toro dealer better the the Exmark dealer. There is something to be said for great service.
  3. cemeteryman

    cemeteryman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Well I made the exact same comparison and went the other way. I was using Toro and tried out the Exmark, after a couple days of side by side mowing I liked the cut of the Exmark better than the Toro, the ride of the Exmark was better as well. To help the decision the Exmark dealer gave me a whole lot better deal than the Toro dealer would even try to give me, which is why I have bought three more Exmarks since then.
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I don't know what models you are comparing. Last week at a trade show, I saw a Toro 36" w/b with T2 steering, and an Exmark TTHP 36". They are very different design. This includes the deck, frame, hydro, steering.

    I think some models may be close, but a blanket statement cannot be made.
  5. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    I don't own either one, however, I've heard more people talk positively about Toro than I have about Exmark !!
  6. RacersLawnCare

    RacersLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have a 48" Viking Exmark my friend has a Toro 48" i have used his a couple of times, they are basically the same, but for some reason my does not break down like his, i understand i may take better care maintenance and all that but i just like the Exmark line better JUST my .02$
  7. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464

    mostly looking at the zero turns, have a toro t-bar 36'' wb and exmark lazer ct 52" briggs right now. lot less problems with my toro but it does not get near the use.
  8. SouthernCutter

    SouthernCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    i prefer exmark, but i have never used a toro WB, only a toro 21 push mower.
  9. Roaregg

    Roaregg LawnSite Member
    from MD
    Messages: 13

    I like exmark more than toro. Maybe its just me, but i think they cut better
  10. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464

    what i take from past experience and the thread is exmark leaves a bit better cut along with a little cheaper price. However it seems the toros are less to have problems

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