please read exmark or toro buying tomorrow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by madmusic, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. madmusic

    madmusic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    why exmark over toro or vice versa? I don't know for sure, but is toro and exmark one company now? Buying one tomorrow, have riden both of them, but not cut grass with either. I'm looking at a 48 or 52 inch deck, please give me some advice on which to buy.PLEASE READ
  2. perfectlawncare

    perfectlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    I like the TORO with the new turbo force deck. I thought it cut better than the Exmark. I try it out the other day and I loved it.

  3. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    look at the gauge of the deck. I believe that exmark uses a 10 gauge top and a 7 gauge skirt (the lower the gauge the thicker the metal). toro uses 12 gauge for the whole deck.
  4. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    well, the exmark dealer made me a better offer than the toro dealer, so I took the 60" exmark lazer Z with the 27 hp liquid cooled koeller engine, it cuts great...I never demoed either one, but the biggest difference seemed to be the deck, the toro has a thicker one. Try to factor in the service end too, the exmark dealer has a policy, that if you take it in to be fixed they give you a loaner machine while it is there...the toro dealer never mentioned that...
  5. madmusic

    madmusic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    t c the toro deck is all 7 gauge
  6. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    not according to my catalog.
  7. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    maybe not according to your catalog, but according to the Toro website, the superforce (or something) decks are 7 gauge.
  8. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    52" Exmark.........................
  9. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016


    Toro offer two deck options the SFS or the Turbo Force. The SFS is 12 gauge drawn steel with 11 gauge welded steel " Bull Nose" bumper, where the Turbo Force has a 7 gauge high strength steel fabricated shell.
  10. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Messages: 943

    The ExMark deck is great! We run 3 60's and 1 72, all 27 HP Liquid. We have never damaged a deck yet, and the idiots at work are extramly rough on stuff. I can not tell you how many blades have been bent, but no deck or spindle damage.

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