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Toro or John Deere

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Joel B., Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 458

    Looked at trim mowers today. Here's some of what I found:

    JD JS61 = $379

    Is JD really that good or are you just paying for a name?

    Toro 20016 = $299

    The Toro has the Tecumseh engine and I've been told by some people (including a Toro dealer) to stay away from it. On the other side of the coin, just starting out the price is right, includes bag and mulch plate. I would be lucky to use this mower 2 hours/week. Would this (Toro) hold up for me at all?

    Thanks for all opinions,

    Joel B.
  2. cglservice

    cglservice LawnSite Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 101

    :blob3: I have used a JD JS63 for two years now been good so far.
    I do think that JD is a little over priced but I have green blood.

    For the amount of time that you said you would use this mower
    I would take the Toro and save some money for other equipment,
    The Tecumseh engine has had (some) bad problems, but I kinda look at it like this you can get a lemon with any peice of equipment. Check the warranty time on it. Good Luck
  3. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    John Deere is the one i would choose. i have two JS63's they are bullitproof.
  4. wxmn6

    wxmn6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    Another vote for John Deere. It is worth the cost. John Deere is well known for excellent dealer service.
  5. sirsweatsalot

    sirsweatsalot LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 296

    nothing runs like a deer!
  6. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    for string timmers are concern both deere and toro are junk go with stihl,echo,shindy,robin or redmax all other are way down the line
  7. adamc6

    adamc6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    everything costs more in green!!!

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