Just bought a new 36" Toro Proline WB

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mkwl, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    I just went out to my local dealer and bought a brand new Toro Proline 36" Belt Drive WB mower with a 13 HP Kawasaki V-Twin. I have been in the market for a smaller WB and I think this new Toro will be the perfect machine!!! I was looking at one in the showroom and realized that it would be a perfect gate, and backup machine. Yes, this may come as a surprise to some of you since I was always saying how "Bob-Cat mowers are far superior to all other brands..." Yes, I do love my Bob-Cat 48" WB mower!!! After looking at the Toro vs. the Bob-Cat "Classic", the Toro looks like a better machine than the Bob-Cat "Classic" ( better built etc.). The dealer said that the Toro mowers are very reliable and have a great quality of cut and stripe. I also got a Grass Gobbler Jumbo catcher for it (Since most of the lawns I cut must be bagged). I am going to pick it up on Monday after School :D. I can't wait to have it, since I am in the middle of doing spring cleanups! I will try to post some pics of it when I get it.
  2. svlandscape

    svlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    What did you pay for your mower? Is is T-bar?

    In my area most dealers are asking around $2600.00-$2800.00 for this machine. I am going to purchase another one pretty soon. I think you will be very happy with it as I have had one for about 5 years and it has held up very well.
  3. johnnyusa

    johnnyusa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    good luck with Toro, Great machine, almost bopught one 52' seemed too front heavy. iwent w/ exmark tthp hyro. heard it cuts well too.
  4. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It has pistol grips (I like the pistol grips). I paid $2,765 with bagger out the door.
  5. svlandscape

    svlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I personally don't care for pistol grips, I had a Exmark 48" with pistol grips and to me there was comparison between pistol and T-bar, but as long as you like it that's cool! My price is without the bagger or mulch kit. I think they are asking about $300.00 for the bagging kit and $200.00 for mulch kit.

    On the 36" that I have right now, I kid away with the original bagging system and modified a Bunton hard plastic bagging unit that has lasted about 3-4 years now. The cloth bag on the original just was not cutting it! It would tear too easily when I got too close to trees, bushes etc. Keep in mine that we mow here year round, only stop mowing during overseeding time in October.
  6. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    Hey a Maruyama uswer. I'm fazing out most of mine due to lack of dealer support or parts. They were good though.
  7. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I agree, T Bar, and belt drive, are like the ultimate marriage of technology, the things I could do with that set up! I have a Hydro WB now, and a Walker, but really, if you learn the techniques, Toro T bar and belt drive equals NO Carpal, and much less fatigue, Hell, you can drive it with one hand and do multiple funtions.
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Good to see you have looked into other machines now.
  9. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    I picked it up today at the dealer, and I love it already!!! It is built like a tank, it drives really nicely, and the 13 HP Kawi V-Twin engine runs really smooth!!! I will let you guys know more details on how it cuts, when I start cutting with it. I will try to post some pic's as soon as I get a chance.

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