Toro or Exmark

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Bings, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. Bings

    Bings LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I'm a little confused, after reading here for several months and observing several LCO's in my area I decided when I buy it would be a Exmark. My local dealer (close family friends and relatives) sells them or so I thought. After getting there I realize they sell TORO not EXMARK. I'm looking at the Z-master Z553, 23 hp Kohler with either 60" or 52" (can't decide on the size). I remember reading somewhere that Toro owns Exmark or vice versa. Do you guys think the Toro would be a good choice?.

  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    Everybody that has the NEW toro deck likes it. Demo one and let us know how it does.
  3. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    My local dealer told me that toro bought out exmark.
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    a few years ago...
  5. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I recently demo'd and exmark ztr and the new toro z500. The Toro cut the prettiest yard and did it QUICKLY!!
  6. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Toro or Exmark, they are both good machines, buy whatever one you can get the better deal on and better dealer service...
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Toro bought eXmark in 1997.

    eXmark is a workhorse of a machine with a great company behind it. The new Toro deck seems to be much better than their old one. I can't say how good, but demo both and get the one you like.

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