Which is faster: Toro 21" or Lawnboy 21"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joed, Dec 27, 2001.

  1. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,196

    For those of you who have used both the Toro Proline 21" and the Lawn Boy 21" mowers, which will mow the average residential lot (2 000 to 5 000 sq ft) faster?
  2. A 32" Toro will mow twice as fast as the 21". And 3x as fast with a sulky.
  3. Live2ride

    Live2ride LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 20

    Not sure which is faster but I have a Toro 21" proline and am very happy with it. No problems.... just keep 'er serviced regularly..don't abuse it...hope this is of some help.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Compared to my Deere, my Lawnboy is slow! The Deere will do 4.1 mph in 5th gear. Thats a fast walk!
  5. RB

    RB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    There is no competition. If you "juice" the Lawnboy up by turning up the governor spring a little it will jump out of your hands if you are not holding it tight!

    When the lawnboys are juiced up there is nothing that can compare. Although I've never used a 21" Deere. I just know all the rest of the Deere stuff is junk.
  6. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    I disagree with all deere stuff being junk. As bob said, the deere goes 4.1 in 5th...thats what I have and I love it. All the other 21"ers I looked at were the same, if not lower speed, nothing higher than 4.1mph that I found. Anything faster than 4.1 would be running...maybe if the turf was really smooth you might could go faster, but 4.1mph in a 21" should be plenty of speed.
  7. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Messages: 516

    The toro and the lawn boy have the same drive axles, if the toro has 3 speeds then it will go as fast as a 3 speed lawnboy
    the personal pace toros are a little bit faster then the single gear lawnboy silvers, most likely due to the variable speed pullys not being the same size but the silver series LB's have the same drive axle as the personal pace or single speed toros, I'd avoid the 4.5 hp tec. schitt engines and get the duraforce, as for wich will cut a small lawn faster, a 3 speed lawnboy over any toro , and yes I have used both.[​IMG]
  8. Chuck Sinclair

    Chuck Sinclair LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    Honda Honda Honda!:)
  9. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    it's fun to race it up the driveway, i've actually set my handtruck on the back of my lb and rode around the yard a few times:D
  10. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    Wow, that LB gets traction with the weight of you on the back!? I didn't think that was possible...

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