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not another - which to buy??? Exmark vs Toro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dem, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. dem

    dem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Looking at the following

    2004 Laser CT w/ 18Hp Kohler 48" = 6k out the door
    2001 Laser Z w/ 23hp kohler 60" 150 hrs = 6k out the door
    2004 Toro Z149 w/ 19hp Kaw 52" = 6200 out the door

    Thanks for your opinions
  2. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Buy new if you can afford it. I use both brands and like both its a win win for you in your choice.
  3. craglawnmanor

    craglawnmanor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    Stay away from that 18Hp single cylinder Kohler....I was at an Exmark dealer's open house recently, and someone asked the dealer about the CT. The dealer and the service tech both said the mower was great, but the engine was sort of a "dog".
    That's the only Exmark this dealer had issues with.
    Definitely go with a V-Twin engine (either Kohler or Kawasaki).
  4. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    the new toro's with turbo force decks are very good, just recently bought one.
  5. FFMED74

    FFMED74 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 242

    I haven't purchased yet, but after demo-ing the x I am a Xman now and will be buying my own soon, go with the X.

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