WTF Dealer dropped exmark!!! so hustler or toro?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bigjeeping, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    Pretty pissed.. Just found out that local dealer dropped Exmark because they weren't selling enough. I bought two exmark Z's from them last year and now the nearest service place is like 45mins away. Thankfully I sold one of the Z's already and now I am thinking about selling the other one so that I can get local service.

    They said they weren't even sure if they could get the Triton update kit for me, but they're going to make some calls and see.

    Anyway... they carry Toro and Hustler, both of which I know NOTHING about.
    If you guys could enlighten me on which one you think is better over the two, and what their major strong/weak points are I will be thankful, since it looks like I'll be buying one or 2 of these brand mowers within the next month.

  2. Billy Joe Mcguffee

    Billy Joe Mcguffee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I'd go with the Huslter. Good reputation and very few problems, recalls and updates.
  3. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,229

    dealership loosing or dropping lines left and right. This is the 3rd post this week.

    That's why it's important to support the dealers. isn't helping your dealer make money to keep equipment lines when things get tough.
  4. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I would say if you really like Exmark, Toro is it's closest cousin and you would probably be well satisfied with them. I can't recall hearing a negative thing about the cut quality of them.
  5. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    It's a small world. get used to shipping and back up equipment. Stores are getting bigger so they are farther apart.
  6. mcduff48

    mcduff48 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    If you like your lazer you will be satisfied with a toro z master
    toro owns exmark and the machines are almost alike
    the have very few differences and have a lot of the same features
  7. Billy Joe Mcguffee

    Billy Joe Mcguffee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I'm not sure but I think the toro deck is completely different and at one time they had a much slower blade tip speed. I also saw something with some adjustable baffles on a toro deck. I'm nto sure that make sense in wet grass, fertilizer etc. I'd thing all that stuff would have the paint beat of fit and be rusted up like the bottom of any other deck in about 90 days. Looks like more stuff to mess with and have problems with. Besides that I think my old exmark stuff was better than the newer stuff. It's been a while since I looked into the toro. Just never cared for their stuff much or the serivice in my area.
  8. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    Best thing to do is try out both machines and see which one you like better
  9. Tom c.

    Tom c. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Hey man Hustlers got a promo going big rebates and discounts. Got to the Hustler forum on this site and it lists all the Discounts!!
  10. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Don't waist you time driving out to Weingartz
    Larrys can service any brand mower and they can still get Exmark parts.

    Exmark screwed them. They gave them old models. You where one of a hand full mowers they sold.

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