Toro 44" Proline WB

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MAD87, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. MAD87

    MAD87 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    I went by my dealer today, and they have a 2004 Toro Pro-line 44" walk behind w/15 hp Kawasaki. It is brand new (it got "lost" in the warehouse for 3 years!) They are asking $2799...regularly $4199. It seems like a good deal to me. Do any of yall have experience with this mower? I was planning on waiting until spring to buy a w/b, but that deal seems too good to pass up. I appreciate you comments!
  2. Lawnbiz Jeff

    Lawnbiz Jeff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    If it's gear driven, I think it's way too expensive and you'll end up wishing it were hydro. I am replacing a couple of 44" gear driven Toro's now that are about 4 years old. In hindsight, I wish I would have gotten the hydro's since I more than made up for the difference in replacing and adjusting belts. Also if you ride a sulky and have a fairly heavy schedule, the transmission will start breaking down after a couple of years and you will start spending money there. The transmissions aren't designed to pull riders - even ones under a 200 lbs.
  3. MAD87

    MAD87 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    I weigh 220, so that might be an issue. It is belt driven.
    It would not be my primary mower as my Z is adequate for most of my jobs. I would only use ito to mow cemeteries, and a few steep places on a few accounts. It probably wouldn't get used more than 60 or 70 hours a year. Thanks for your quick reply!
  4. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Is it the T-Bar?

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    seems like a good deal to me

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