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the new toro 500 series z

mowit12000

LawnSite Member
Location
eastern iowa
good evening, the boss called today and said we got a couple of big accts he has been bidding on, one 60 acres with about 20 to mow weekly, and another 30 acres property any way he calls the exmark dealer on a 72" very high,(we run mostly exmark now) calls toro says he'll sell new 500 series 72" 27hp for
6800.00 delivered could you all tell me is this a good price for this machine, i know it sounds good,but how good is this machine
:help:
 

Tonyr

LawnSite Bronze Member
Sorry I can't give you a comparison, but I can tell you I bought the Toro 588E last Friday, I had it on a try before buy arrangement for 1 week, I mulched bermuda short and long and trash stuff, in all mulch tests this thing is excellent!

In side discharge, same as above plus a whole lot of heavy, thick bush grass mixed with ferral bermuda, to throw 10ft plus is easy as. The baffle as far as I know from my limited experience at this time basically gives you a SFS deck when opened up, when in more closed positions gives you the cut of an Exmark, small clippings with high velocity.

Finished actual cut quality....love to see better :)

Overall the model is fantastic, a joy to opperate.

Odin, thanks mate for helping me out before I made my purchase those weeks ago, you shure weren't wrong my friend!


Hope this helps ya some.
 

GreenMonster

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
NH
Originally posted by mowit12000
good evening, the boss called today and said we got a couple of big accts he has been bidding on, one 60 acres with about 20 to mow weekly, and another 30 acres property any way he calls the exmark dealer on a 72" very high,(we run mostly exmark now) calls toro says he'll sell new 500 series 72" 27hp for
6800.00 delivered could you all tell me is this a good price for this machine, i know it sounds good,but how good is this machine
:help:
$6800??:eek: :eek:

Holy S**T!

I could buy a one way plane ticket, but that machine, rent a u-haul, drive back here, and still be a few bucks less than buying it local.:confused:

Are you sure you don't have your 6 & 8 transposed?!?!
 
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mowit12000

LawnSite Member
Location
eastern iowa
no not transposed the 6 came before the 8 lol
i saw the paperwork this morning,need to know more on the quality of this machine,we have an older toro z we only use for bagging now but the cut quality is piss poor compared to that of the exmarks we have, so has this new deck improved things
 

FERT-TEK

LawnSite Bronze Member
I am coming to Iowa with a convoy of trucks to buy the whole lot of them. Hell I will strap one to the top of my truck if I can bring another home. Something isn't right. Could this be a like new demo?
 
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