Exmark vs Toro stand-on aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by americanlawn, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    #4 I'm guessing Toro dealers tend to consider Exmark products slightly inferior in quality compared to Toro products.

    Price point is the same, so guessing the overhead you speak of is a mute point. Talked to several guys in our area who purchased Toro last fall they went to dealers and bought no hassle.

    Well at least you finally committed to Toro/Exmark stand on aerator one in the same. Congrats
  2. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,253

    He is incorrect as they they are made in the same factory as are the commercial Zero turns from both companies. These companies need to keep costs down so they need to utilize the production lines as much as possible. As far as being different, the differences are minor such as switch or lever locations if there are any differences at all.
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  3. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The differences on the mowers are the decks & seat. They also change the switch & throttle locations and type.
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  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    And paint. :waving:
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,955

    The above info came from adelpowerequipment@yahoo.com

    I can save about $1400 per aerator if I buy two. Anybody want to go in with me so we can save money? lemme know. thanks
  6. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 545

    Hard to believe. :laugh:

    My understanding is that you would get 23% off of list price if you bought two units. That was through toro. What is the list price these days?
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    Isnt Toro and Exmark the same company what I seen of the aerator its same just different stickers
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,955

    I checked out an Exmark 2012/2013 stand-on aerator today. Clive Power Equipment. It was identical to the TORO stand-on. That's my update. see ya
  9. dalacasatd

    dalacasatd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Don't buy this aerator! Bought a brand new one in 2012. Has 150 hours on it. The right shaft and tire fell right off in a clients backyard. how embarrassing it was trying to push this thing with one wheel to the front yard. Especially when the equipment is new. Took about 2-3 weeks to get it fixed. Then this year, second day of aerating, the other side falls right off. Called exmark directly and also called our sales rep and they said there is nothing they can do for us. How about that customer service? Looks like we will never buy another exmark product again, and we will keep telling this experience to everyone we know. We would of liked to hear that, here is another one until we fix yours" or something like that. But exmark just said oh well!!
    Don't buy this product! When it works its fast, but remember, it takes about 2 hours every night to clean all the sprockets out because dirt and dead grass gets stuck in all the sprockets. Terrible design.

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