Torro or John Deere

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by wdfisher, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. wdfisher

    wdfisher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I am looking at getting a stand on and wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were on the Toro Grandstand, a John Deere or another brand.
    Thank you.
  2. Set Apart Lawn Care

    Set Apart Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    Ive had a Toro Grand Stand, Scag V-Ride, and I currently have 2 Gravely Pro-Stance 48s. The gravely stander is my favorite of the 3. Its much more heavy duty than the toro, out toro had 2 frame welds break in 3 years, and the deck at the end was really hard to lift. The gravely is much smoother on the controls than the scag. The Gravely and Scag both have anti-scalp rollers where the toro doesn't, and these are a must for well manicured mowing. Good luck!
  3. wdfisher

    wdfisher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    thanks for the information
  4. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 905

    John Deere if you want good cut quality in any condition. From what I've heard toro is terrible in wet conditions. I've had two john Deeres and the 7 iron deck is flawless.
  5. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    The Deere is a wright
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  6. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,760

    Is JD putting their 7-Iron deck on their (rebadged Wright) standers...YET?
  7. Lawnwizzard

    Lawnwizzard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    New aerocore deck from wright is stamped by John deere
  8. Lawnwizzard

    Lawnwizzard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Correction I ment John deere helped them create aerocore not stamp it it is fab deck
  9. jeffb007

    jeffb007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    The wright is a deere.
  10. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    Yea the old jd standers had the 7iron. I had an opportunity to demo a 2012 last spring. The dealer wanted it gone it only had 3hrs on it. He told me to take it for $4800. I almost bought it. Here is what I liked about it.

    1. It was the easiest stander to work on and for performing
    Maintenance because of engine placement. Doing
    routine maintenance on the other brands is a task.
    2. It was fast and tracked true.
    3. Great deck
    4. Low center of gravity
    The bad.
    1. Stand on operator presence switch
    2. A little heavy for my liking
    3. Too wide for my application. The 48" model was 53"
    wide it would not fit in some of my gates.
    4. Controls were not placed in the best position
    I sort of regret not buying it because of the price and just to run something different than the toro gs. I could of always sold it if it did not work out.
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