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should I go Toro or Exmark?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Billpa, May 27, 2004.

  1. Billpa

    Billpa LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 103

    I'm going to pick up a 48 wb soon and have narrowed it down to a Toro proline (from what I understand has a sfs deck) or a Exmark metro. my question is which is going to give me the best cut when the grass is wet? like some of the other guys on the site I have the problem of almost daily rain so next to comfort the water is a big concern.

    I'm new to the site so forgive me if there is a good post that answers this already, I tried searching and came up with some info but what I mostly found discussed the new Toro turbo force decks and it seems about a 50/50 opinion on the sfs.

    so whatcha think, which would be the best machine to get by with until I make the big bucks?
  2. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Exmark. I weighed all everything and the model I bought (Laz HP 52") just seemed better built. I guess it's the same company but Exmark builds them diff than Toro...at least for now.
  3. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    neither, go with Ferris
  4. ZER

    ZER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I agree, go with Ferris.
  5. creek chub

    creek chub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I can't comment on other brands but I'm extremely happy with my exmark metro 36". I know it's an entry level mower but I couldn't be happier. Well, that is not completely true. I have to mow at my full time job and we got a lazer. It's sweet. But I don't think you can go wrong with any exmark product.
  6. BigEd

    BigEd LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 299


    That should be your deciding factor between the two,
  7. Billpa

    Billpa LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 103

    thanks for the input

    I believe both my toro and exmark dealer will be comparable when it comes to service.

    Also I think I want to stay away from pistol grips so that rules out the Ferris but thanks for the suggestion.

    I really dig the exmark controls so if that machine is going to give me an equal or better wet cut then I think that would be my choice.

    I wish I would have found this site long ago, I've learned a lot in the last few days.

    thanks guys
  8. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    i love my grasshopper for wet grass..
  9. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Go for the welded deck(ex-mark). Drive that stamped deck into a couple of trees and you end up with a bent deck...Chuck

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