Toro 60 inch - What do you all think?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CWilliams, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. CWilliams

    CWilliams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    What equipment do you all recommend?

    We are just starting a new business this year. We are looking to purchase a 60 inch Toro Zero Turn? We plan to initially handle residential and some commercial accounts?

    Can anyone relate their experience with the Toro?
  2. derek1

    derek1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    The Toro is a good mower. If you are not doing larger estate size properties or commercial properties the 60" might be an over kill for a standard ranch home (1500 to 2700 sq ft) you may want to save the money on the 60" and maybe look into a walk behind and a 48" ztr. just my 2 cents
  3. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    In my opinion, I think you are on the right track. I use my 60" on smaller yards everday w/ no complaints.
  4. DaveVB

    DaveVB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    I do pickup and delivery for a Toro dealer and I put 250 hours a year on a 72" Z-master. That said I think the Toro's are the simplest machines on the market, therefore the easiest to fix (except with 500 hours I have yet to fix mine). I have seen a lot of variables in the needs of lco's, but for my needs as grounds manager at a college, it does everything just fine. DaveVB
  5. NCLawnMedic

    NCLawnMedic LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    If you do not have customers yet and are still in the planning stage, I would start with WB's first. Look at the Exmark Turf Tracer with ECS. Easy to use and egonomical. Before purchasing equipment, justify it first.
  6. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    I agree with derek 1 start with a 48 walk behind. Especially if you don't have the customer base. Then if you get some large jobs that make it desirable or necessary for the larger unit go get it.

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