Toro "T-Bar"

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sbc1971, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. sbc1971

    sbc1971 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Anybody use a T-Bar Toro? I just purchased one and I really don't like the way it steers.I'm struggling with it.
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    I demoed one last year at a local shops open house. I wasn't overly impressed...although it is better than the pistol grips on my scags.
  3. All-Pro LawnCare

    All-Pro LawnCare LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 26

    Give it some time. Takes a little while to get the hang of it
  4. sbc1971

    sbc1971 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I was thinking the same thing.I trust this dealer alot and got it on his advise.I hope it comes to me with a little practice.
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,574

    I have had one for 8 it......


    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    i've been running them for 10 years just give it some time till you get the hang of it you won't want anything else
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have one and love it,loved it from the 1st time I used it.I was pretty dis-pleased with pistol grips. Give it a few days and get used to it and I think you will like it alot. Is it a beltdrive or hydro?

  8. LHSlawnman86

    LHSlawnman86 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 153

    i have had my toro t-bar for about 2 years now and at the end of the day you will appreciate it. it is extremely easy to use and get the hang of.
  9. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    I actually crashed into a fence my first day with the t bar...LOL
    Dont start mowing in 4th gear the first time, for some reason it took me a week to learn how to steer like that... I guess there weren't enough video games to prepare me for that! LOL

    It is alot better than the pistol grips for sure, although I saw a Bunton the other day that had Z controls... that intrigued me!

  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 863

    I used pistol grips for 15 years and thought that hand numbness and pain was just part of the game...that is until I went with my dealers recommendation of the Toro with the "T"bar. 5 years later and now the only numbness I get is from the weed eater, but I found a cure for that too--a helper:laugh:

    Oh yeah, it takes a little while to get used too.

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