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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CatholicLawnie, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. CatholicLawnie

    CatholicLawnie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Does Toro make good equipment? Mowers etc...
  2. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    The turboforce deck is a very good deck. I have 400 hours on mine and it has been great.
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    The only machine I dont like is the riders or walkbehinds with the SFS deck. Like ALarsh said, the turbo force deck is awsome. The machines are quite similar to exmark as toro owns exmark.
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    I run all TORO - to the most part service free, great cut, great deck, great price!
  5. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    TORO, makes good solid Z-Turns, walk-behinds, and excellent 21-inch commercial mowers. We some of each, all are mechanically sound and cut my turf type excellently.
  6. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I'm running a Toro with the turboforce deck and I agree with the other guys, it is an awesome deck.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    key: sfs = float, turboforce = fixed.

    I started myself with floats, once I switched to the Fixed deck I never went back.

    Truth be known, I thought the float gave a better cut for beginners, it was a learning curve to master that fixed deck... The thing that aggravated me the most was the sloppiness of a floating deck mower, it was nice to have that cadillac ride to a point, but if I wanted Formula performance, not with a float.

    The thing about the fixed deck is the child's play is gone, that machine doesn't tolerate operator error the way the float does.
    Beyond that I enjoyed the simplicity and rugged construction of the fixed deck: Less moving parts, and solid as a tank.
    Jumps and mounts curbs with ease, doesn't get stuck as easy and the front is easy to lift when need be.
    That, and the overall weight difference, omg a float is HEAVY!

    About a month later I wouldn't even compare the two machines, there is no doubt in my mind the fixed deck is the master's lawnmower.
  8. mowtech

    mowtech LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Just an FYI, Toro showed new floating deck units with turboforce decks at OPEI in Louisville.
  9. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I like Toro's Comm. mowers. I own a 48" fixed deck walk behind with the T-Bar controls. It has Always been reliable and gives a nice cut even in tall wet grass. The T-Bar is comfortable and easy to use.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    ahhhhh so, tyvm, news to me.

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