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toro personal pace any good

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy04, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Mowerboy04

    Mowerboy04 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,445

    hey guys. one of my negibors just gave me their toro personal pace 22in mower. it is 2months old but when i got the the drive wheels don't work. so i took it apart and found the gears on the wheels are stripted and the gear on the back axel is striped. so for under 50 bucks i have a like new toro personal pace. but my question will i get alot more problems out of this mower or should it work fine after i replace the gears?
    thanks alex
    don't mind the spelling
  2. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    the gears are only about 2 bucks apiece. we only use it on 1 large cemetary we do but it seems to do a good job. you can practically run with the thing. make sure you discharge, the mulch sucks on that thing. (clogs up too much).
  3. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,924

    Have had mine for a couple months, I made the mistake of buying a big wheel Toro from HD when I started...6 months ago, then a local LCO let me try his PP, I went and bought one that day....I need to dump the big wheel and get another PP, its paid for itself...
  4. LHSlawnman86

    LHSlawnman86 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 153

    i have had one for years, since before i bought my walkbehind. i love it and it still starts first pull.
  5. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    My PP is about what I expected from a homeowner type machine....just don't hold under commercial use. And from reading your first post...it don't hold up to homeowner use either. IMO............................... :D
  6. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    It lasted about 3 months for us. It is now junk. Ran the wheels off of it twice.
  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    I've had a Toro personal pace for about five or six years now, put a traction cable on it, but thats the only drive related problem it ever had. Great machene IMO.
  8. brinlee lawn

    brinlee lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Bought one in a pinch this season, it is a pretty good machine for a backup. It is no match for the proline though. I can see having problems with the wheels in the future.
  9. scholzee

    scholzee LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 130

    I am a homeowner and cut 1 acre with it about every 5 days. Had the gears go bad within first year fixed under warrenty, 1 traction cable I fixed, its now 4 years old. It never took more than 2 pulls to start but recently it may take 10. I cleaned the carb, looked fine, checked float, I think the prime bulb may not be giving it gas anyone have similar problem with starting and how to fix it ?
  10. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    I bought one, and after using it on a couple of my gated lawns took it straight back. While I thought to peronal pace system was nice, the cut totally sucked.

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