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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wiseguyslawn, Mar 4, 2008.
i know these machines are almost the same but does anyone have a preference.
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.
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.
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.
I don't own either one, however, I've heard more people talk positively about Toro than I have about Exmark !!
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$
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.
i prefer exmark, but i have never used a toro WB, only a toro 21 push mower.
I like exmark more than toro. Maybe its just me, but i think they cut better
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