toro z rider

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by aees115, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. aees115

    aees115 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    i have a toro 60 z rider i bought it new last year. cant say a lot of good things about it except "its there" every week something new comes up. i have had 6 throttle cables put on it an hour meter a spindle popped out one day for no reason. the tires were not sealed from the factory. the handle bar weld broke. now the starters going bad i have 400 hours on it anyone else hate toro as much as me or had this many problems? thats y i went with scag couldnt be happier
  2. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    Damn that sucks!!!I'm picking up my new 60" toro tomorrow,I run all toro equipment and haven't had any problems,hate to hear you havr had bad luck.
  3. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    yep, my 15 month old toro z has had it's fair share of probs too. 350 hours only.

    stuffed rocker, rocker seal, efi, earth wire, strator, regulator, bearings, and non warrantee items already are belt, 3 spindles, those useless cheap built expensive to replace spindle cover fastening clips, they buggered in under 100 hours, $24 bucks each! (use bolts now) and more I can't even think of.
    oh yeah, those useless blade saddles just bend up....useless.

    great mower, works hard, but toro should pay more attention to finer detail.

    I reckon mine's bad, you should talk to another aussie here, Greg, poor bugger bought a diesel, I'll let him tell you his story, not good.

    Toro is not on my shopping list for next mower.....gunna look at Hustler's rear discharge deck I think.....
  4. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    forgot to add.....toro doesn't give a damn about it's paint either it seems, bloody paint chips/ flakes off everywhere, a new machine looks old fast!
    paint just falls off, like it's sheading it's coat ha ha ha

    I pointed this out to dealer, comment was it's only a mower!

    hmmmmmmmm, for the money I'd like to see better paint.

    One good thing is, the rubber chute, great thing!

    Oh, the deck performance is great, a definite leader in it's class!

    Apart from these dramas, I like my toro z588e, been a good earner, very versatile, and clients love it!
  5. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I have toro equipment havent had any problems at all i will stick with them probably. All i have to say is good things about toro. Maybe you just got a dud lol. And is any of that stuff covered by warranty?

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