Toro 21" question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by coopmaster, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. coopmaster

    coopmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    I have a Toro 20192 which is basically a Lawnboy deck with a Honda 160 engine. It is on its third year now and works great. I cut about 23 residential yards a week with it. Thinking of replacing it next spring.
    My question is, does the new 22156 Commercial 21 have a different (stronger) transmission than my 20192. Toro brochure doesn't give much info.
    It just says it has single speed rwd.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,196

    Your toro is the super bagger with the personal pace tranny. It can go up to 4 miles/hour.

    The 22156 has a single speed capable of going 3.1 mph. I'm not sure if it's a stronger transmission.

    I've seen a few guys using the machine and it sure seems slow.
  3. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,812

    Brush cutters work well.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    The only consideration I have is that my 21" be light enough so I can hurl it (while getting good "air") in the direction of the garbage container.

    I know but they just don't have the critical mass to produce that satisfying clunk when they hit the bottom of said container.
  5. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    Hey coopmaster, you ever use that side discharge feature?
  6. coopmaster

    coopmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Yes, I have two customers who only get biweekly cutting and in the spring the grass is so thick and long that the side discharge is the only option that works well.
  7. coopmaster

    coopmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Scott and Topsite, thanks for the thoughtful replies.
  8. coopmaster

    coopmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    After reading my own question I realize that I should have asked it differently.
    Does the Toro Commercial 21" 22156 have a stronger, more durable transmission than the 20192?
    Thanks in advance

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