Was my toro dealer correct?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PaulMoody, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. PaulMoody

    PaulMoody LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    My Toro dealer tells me that Toro can't produce the 2 cycle mowers anymore because of E.P.A. standards. He said that Honda will be making the 4 stroke replacement engine for Toro. Is this correct? I'd hate to lose the 2 cycle engine.:cry:
  2. CO.d 502nd

    CO.d 502nd Banned
    Messages: 288

    I do belive he was right they doing away with the suzuki two cycle.And i do see honda engines in various catolog on the proline series
  3. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    As far as I know you are both correct.
  4. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774


    If you want a toro proline 2-cycle. Get it NOW they won't be around long.

    If you want a Honda, they'er on their way.
  5. RX7

    RX7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Which engine do you guys prefer?
  6. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    I have a few of the Toro 21" mowers, always liked them. I wonder how long parts will be available after they discontinue them. The Honda 21" has a little more horsepower, but the mower is heavier. Personally, I think it is a hassle mixing 2 cycle oil anyway.
  7. Yes that is correct and also STIHL may not be producing 2 cycle for mutch longer because they cant meet EPA standards

    LQQKS like ECHO is still #1
  8. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    That is quite true. Say goodbye to the Toro Proline 2-cycle. I will miss seeing them around.

  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    toro ripped me off! just had to say it
  10. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    I'm glad they are getting rid of those 2 cycle motors on the toros. Ive always liked a Honda motor better than that 2 cycle on the proline 21s. The reason I say this is that I have owned 2 toro 2 cycle mowers(both new) and from day one have always had problems with the jets getting clogged or plugs fowling out. I much prefer the 4 cycle motors by far even though I have to change the oil, I just use synthetic oil so I don't have to change oil that often. JMO

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