Toro motors

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by upsondown, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. upsondown

    upsondown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    Anyone familiar with the toro motors on the 21's? Any problems?
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,702

    toro doesnt build motors
  3. CoultersDFW

    CoultersDFW LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    They are Suzuki 2 strokes. I've run a set of mine for 4 years now and if you just keep fuel and air filters clean you can bet on maximum life. Mine start on the second pull every time and run like a champ. Cant go wrong here. :cool:
  4. BrianK10

    BrianK10 LawnSite Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 252

    I agree. They are GREAT all around mowers. I haven't had any problems at all with mine.

  5. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    Toro make Duraforce & R-Tek engines for Lawnboy & Toro single stage snow blowers. These engines outperform the Suzuki.
  6. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Or if you are talking homeowner model they are mostly tecumsea engines.
  7. upsondown

    upsondown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    You guys might want to check with your dealers today on this.... I just talked with Toro directly - and on their model # 20039 - 21" mower - which they refer to as their commercial mower - they install a "Briggs"....... good gawd..... and to think they own ExMark - What's next? - a squirrel cage in them???
  8. Ray&Christine

    Ray&Christine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    I have a 6 hp Kawasaki on my new Toro (1 year old), it is great compared to the old 6.5 hp Briggs on my old model. I would stay far away from the Briggs. I have starting problems and rough running problems with the old one.

  9. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    The toro with the suzuki 2-stroke will soon be a thing of the past. They quit making this engine last year and are just using up what they have. I heard that toro was going to put Honda engines on their pro line 221" but have not seen one yet. They did also have the Kaw as an option and I think that's what the exmark version uses.

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