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toro pt21 or toro commercial with honda engine?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joed, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    I'm in the process of making a choice on one of two mowers.

    2007 Toro PT21, 6 hp Kawasaki FJ180 engine, personal pace transmission,$950

    2005 Toro Commercial 21" with Honda Engine, non BBC $1100 (discounted $300)
    Leaning toward the PT21 but not sure of how durable it is or if the personal pace transmission will hold up.

    Any advice.
  2. HS Football Rules

    HS Football Rules LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    05 ? how much dust is on it?

    If the 05 is brand new, and your strictly commercial mowing, take it
    if your 21 sits on a trailer most of the day....still take the 05 IMO
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    you do not want personal pace for comm work
  4. IHusky

    IHusky LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    Get the commercial Toro, I started off with the Cub Cadet and it has fallen apart. Will not stand up to commercial work. Go commerical. Don't make the same mistake I made. Good luck.
  5. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 2,592

    Find a different dealer, my dealer here shot me $750 American for a PT21 self propelled. Cheaper than Speedway on the internet.
  6. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    Thank you for the responses.

    The 05 toro with the honda is brand new and is just collecting dust on the floor. It's an excellent unit but I'm concerned about the honda being underpowered when mulching.

    The 07 PT21 Toro is Toro's new lightweight commercial unit. It has:
    same tires as the 21" commercial
    same Kawasaki engine as the commercial 21".
    Deck is similar to their high end homeowner super recycler unit
    Transmission is the personal pace but a beefed up version of the home owner unit.
    I got to try this unit out. It mulches better than the proline units but the personal pace got a little tiresome as you have to consistently push down on the lever to get it to move. I'm sure you can get used to it.

    Still debating which way to go.

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