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Mower demo days.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by meets1, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    First I run all toro. New machine this year, 525 hours - pump let go. Toro Rep tells Dealer that I should of had shock something or other on these pumps ($125 option to me) cuz I run the DFS bagger and that creates extra weight therefore extra wear/tear of hydros. Toro says they will split half the bill - like what is warrenty for. I have 3 other mowers like this all with 750 - 1500 hours and never had an issue with a one - but this one machine is special!

    So I need a mower to use. I go to the BOBCAT / kubota dealer. He handles Kubota, Dixon, Hustler.

    After two days of trying machines - Hustler.

    Dixon - no good. Hated it. Light deck, mowing was terrible, just hated the thing. This had a generic looking honda 25 hp on it and I think it was called a kodiak or so.

    Kubota had a 20 something diesel and 60 deck. Very quiet and smooth running but I do not like the controls, I don't like sitting up that high in the air, and really wasn't impressed with the mowing job it did.

    Hustler was decent. It had a 25 kawa engine, 60 deck. Smooth, fast - to fast for mowing but fast travel time. It is the longest of machines, rear discharge which is nice cuz the grass isn't blowing on you but then again - we bag alot our clients.

    So for those 3 machines - my vote is for the hustler.

    Now to get the toro fixed!!

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