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Toro 455-D WAM (More Speed ???)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmc456, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. dmc456

    dmc456 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Who uses Toro's 455-D wide area mower?

    I just purchased one and what a great machine. Tons and tons of power for the thick stuff and can go about anywhere with 4WD. I was cutting 2' tall grass at max speed (6.5 mph) and leaving nothing behind. The unit didn't even slow down with the 55HP Diesel. I was very impressed. It is very quick and maneuverable.

    I'm going to use this for estates and large commercial properties that are 2+ acres and would like more speed out in the open. The “transport” gear is 15mph top end which is flying.

    Anyone ever try mowing in “transport” or look at changing the gearing for a little more speed?
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I believe Brian @ Coastal in Myrtle Beach, SC has at least one.
  3. dmc456

    dmc456 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Thanks, I'll try and contact him.

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