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Which engine do you all prefer on the Toro prolines.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Dunn's, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    What engine do you all prefer on the 21" inch Toro Prolines?

    The Kawasaki or Honda.

    Or do you prefer a different commercial 21
  2. lawnbutch

    lawnbutch LawnSite Member
    from Colo.
    Messages: 177

    Kawi with oil filter
  3. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    Almost forgot do you all prefer the model with the blade brake or without.

    And why do you prefer the with the brake or why do you prefer without it.

    Thanks again in advance for all replies.
  4. Kevin&Bliss

    Kevin&Bliss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    The Honda engine has been much more reliable. I have worked at three dealerships, all Toro dealers. We never saw the Hondas come back. The Kawi's have many issues: leaking valve covers, gaskets etc. Of course they all are not bad, but when you count on your equipment to get paid is it worth that risk? BBC vs Zone Start. BBC no question. All you need to do is ask yourself if you want to pull that rope all day. You can also stop your blades when you go from a accounts lawn sections. Then you don't risk throwing rocks or gravel.
  5. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    Kawi and bbc
  6. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    Yeah we where pretty sure that we wanted the bbc, but hardly any dealers here carry the toro prolines any more they have all switched to the junky snapper or the metro.

    And of course you know dealers they think they know everything and every single one of them says. That we should get it without the BBC and that no one ever gets the BBC on the prolines.

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