Toro 21" commercial or Sutech 33"?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joed, Mar 11, 2003.


Which mower would you take?

  1. Sutech 33" mower

    5 vote(s)
  2. Toro 21" commercial mower with Suzuki engine

    16 vote(s)
  3. Toro 21" commercial mower with Kawasaki engine

    13 vote(s)
  1. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,196

    A local dealer has a sale on several leftover Sutech 33" units from 2002. I had decided to go with a Toro 21" commercial unit but this deal now has me rethinking my choice. The prices are as follows:

    1. Sutech 33" with 10.5 Briggs enginge ($1400 Canadian or about $950 U.S.)

    2. Toro 21" commercial with Kawasaki or Suzuki engine ($1400 Canadian or about $950 U.S.)

    I know the Sutech has a very poor reputation having read previous posts but for the same price as a Toro commercial would I be better off getting the Sutech? Any help would be very much appreciated.
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

  3. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    I'd say Toro, with the Suzuki on it. You don't want to have to buy equipment twice. Get the proline and you won't have to buy another trim mower. Buy the Sutech thing and it'll go kaput then you'll have to buy a real walk behind. But insted you have the best 21 incher and when you get ready for a mid size you'll be able to go get an eXmark or a toro or something and pair it with the 21.
  4. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,196

    Thanks for the response fellows. Anyone else have any other opinions?
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,714

    Sutech 33', you have got to be kidding!! You had better do a search on them and read up on everything that has been posted. I believe they have even gone out of business now.:)

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,961

    i dont care what anybody says i would by the 33 for the same price as the 21
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    The Sutech isn't going to last nearly as long as the Toro. Besides, I'd rather give up some saved time for a 21" that is going to run forever vs. a mower that you're going to constantly be spending SHOP time working on.
  8. TaussigLawnCare

    TaussigLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    toros always win in my book
  9. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,196

    Thanks fellows for all of the input. Well it looks like the Toro choice wins by a long shot. I guess that Sutech is quite a bad machine when most people seem to reccomending a 21" over a 33" unit.
  10. scottishmaximus

    scottishmaximus LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 289

    don't get the sutech. do a search on it. i repeat, stay away from the sutech. i mow alone - keep it that way

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