Toro Grandstand

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Leatherneck, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Leatherneck

    Leatherneck LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 16

    I am looking to hear anybody's thoughts about the Toro Grandstand mower 52"
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    The mowing section will yield better answers.
  3. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    I heard it looses all it's traction in walk behind mode
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  4. loupiscopolandscaping

    loupiscopolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    looks pretty bad ass. i love toro but ive heard lots of pros and cons about this mower. seems a little new for toro maybe give it another yr or 2 and theyll get all the weak points fixed if there is any
  5. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 784

    I have an 09 23HP with a 52" deck.

    Forget about it in "walk behind" mode. No traction and controls too tall. If you really need that then buy a walk behind.

    I have had two issues. One throttle cable and the other was the speed control allowing the machine to go as fast as it should. Both were taken care by the dealer at no charge. There have been tons of other issues I have heard about. I would buy a 2010 or 2011 if you can wait for the 2011s. That is the bad of it for me so far.

    I really, really like this mower. It is fun to use and you can be super productive with it. It cuts great. I have the optional OCDC to control the clippings and that was a great add on. It does not stripe real well.

    I am sure there are others who well tell you another brand of stand-on is better than the Toro and they may be right. The Toro is the only one I have tried.

    BTW, do a search on Toro Grandstand there are tons of threads and posts already.
  6. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    I love ours. For our 1 acre and under lots it is as productive as our TT 61" was. My complaints go with the standard problems. Loose bolts, excessive cable play, dealer service is good, but my issue with toro is that it is slow to get parts, unlike other manufactures which will have it on your door in 24hrs. The problem is that the parts we keep needing are always backordered.
  7. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    Why don't you get an exmark stander :D
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  8. turfbuilder

    turfbuilder LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from WI
    Messages: 554

    Wright Stander is way better. Then Great Dane/Everride.
    If you wanna walk buy a walk behind.
  9. BKoehler

    BKoehler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    My 52 GS has almost 100 hours so far and has not given me a single problem yet. I am curious if/when i will experience any of the common problems associated with these machines.
  10. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,755

    I bought on earlier this year.. maybe have 50 hours on it so far so I can't speak to its durability. But I've been actively trying to find a reason to regret buying it, and so far I've had no luck. Cuts great, stripes good. Holds hills way better than any Z, but nowhere near a WB. Basically it does everything my WB used to, but its as fast as the Z.

    Actually I have found one complaint. The "operator presence" switch is part of the right hand motion control lever. So being right handed every time I need to adjust the throttle, ground speed, or change the song on my ipod, the blades shut off.

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