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Toro Super Recycler vs Honda

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TheGrassGuy, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. TheGrassGuy

    TheGrassGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I just returned my Honda to the dealer. Under powered, poor mulching, low even on highest setting and left uncut grass. Went up the street and bought a Toro Super Recycler with Personal Pace. So far it is a much better mower. No sign of clippings, lots of power and the self propel is easy to use. It was also $40 less in price. So far I am very pleased with it and would recommend this over a Honda especially if you plan on doing a lot of mulching.
  2. MJStrain

    MJStrain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    I've two Toro Super Recycler's in my garage and wouldn't even dream of replacing them with something else. Top of the line equipment they are!:)

  3. shearbolt

    shearbolt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Amen! My old Toro 2-stroke commercial gave up the the ghost and so I got out my newer Honda. No comparison. Toro 21 all the way. Power, speed, toughness, mulching. I hate that blade engage on my Honda.
  4. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    Toro 21's here, too !!
  5. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    my Honda also cuts too low...and always needs a new part...great engine...lousy mower
  6. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    My honda, engine indestructible (sp?) but the deck ****,
    My new 2cycle toro mulches and bags great. I love that mower and it replaced my worn out toro 4 cycle another great mower.
  7. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Does anyone own or ever owned the Exmark Metro 21? Does it do just as good of a job as the Toro commercial-basically the same mower, right?
  8. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    Yes the exmark is basically the toro. Exmark only offers the 6hsp kawi on their machine while toro offers the kawi, a 5.5 2cycle suzuki and a 6.5 briggs. The mowers are the same except that toro has grass kickers (2) under the deck to help with mulching. I think the exmark is more expensive too, I dont know why but here the dealer doesnt stock 21 metros since they are $1100. My toro was $950 + tax.
  9. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Thanks. I will be buying another 21 next season. I am deciding between the Toro and the Ex. I will probably go with the Toro 2-cycle.
  10. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Enjoy the 5.5 2cycle suzuki . Here in California, becuase they don't meet carb complaince, can't get it anymore nor will a dealer ship to CA.

    One thing, the 2 cycle lawnmower is on it's last legs. Soon, by E P A mandate, you will no longer be able to get a 2 cycle engine for mowers. I think the time frame is from 2004 to 2006.

    I do like the toro's as a mulcher better than the honda, but do get good results using Gator blades when mulching. Sometimes I have to spread some left over with the blower.

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