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T-bar controls for everyone?

Tx Firefighter

LawnSite Member
North Texas
I was in my dealer last week buying some stuff and he said that the Toro patent on the T-bar controls was over, and the other manufacturers were going to be offering the system in the near future.

I'd sure like to have a Scag with T-bar myself.

Was he just pulling this out of thin air, or has anyone else heard about it?


LawnSite Platinum Member
I hate the T bar steering. I had a Toro walkbehind with that system, and none of my employees would load it on their trailer. Finally sold it. I think the Gravely Pro Steer and the Exmark ECS systems are way better than that Toro Fiasco.:)


LawnSite Senior Member
I think a patent is good for 17 years from what I learned in business class but i'll double check.


LawnSite Platinum Member
Atlanta, GA
love the t bar on belt/gear drives. Wasn't so good on the hydro. Hard to imagine an easier to use system for belt drives. The gravely system looks better for hydros.