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O..toro do one

 

https://www.toro.com...igh-wheel-20371


Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:11 PM

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Doesnt ship to Australia from them.


Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:13 PM

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the toro's are cr*p


Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:01 PM

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Thanks Bakes, how does it go in the wet? and do you have any idea what it weighs? - I've got an HRX217 and I'm looking for something smaller and lighter but still self propelled that will catch in the wet where the HRX won't.

Cheers

No worries Croc, it weighs 38kg dry so at a rough guess I would say with oil and fuel, it would be about 40kg wet.

As for wet mowing I'm not able to answer that yet, originally bought it to catch, but it mulches so good, I don't catch with it at all.

But saying that its going to be wet from the forecasted storms on Mothers Day, and I have a big day Monday, so if there is any rotary jobs, I will put the catcher on and let you know how it goes. 

Over here my money makers are my MEY cylinder mowers, and these things cut and catch just fine wet or dry.


Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:27 PM

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Thanks Bakes, how does it go in the wet? and do you have any idea what it weighs? - I've got an HRX217 and I'm looking for something smaller and lighter but still self propelled that will catch in the wet where the HRX won't.

Cheers

Wet has all gone here now but the other day a lady said to me, I didnt think you would cut today, the grass being so wet ,you must have a good mower.
Yep the 217  :) and it jams it in too. You must be holding your mouth wrong Croc.  ;) 

The weight difference between a 217 and a 19'' Victa SP is stuff all about an 82v batteries worth. 
 


Posted 11 May 2017 - 06:48 AM

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No worries Croc, it weighs 38kg dry so at a rough guess I would say with oil and fuel, it would be about 40kg wet.

As for wet mowing I'm not able to answer that yet, originally bought it to catch, but it mulches so good, I don't catch with it at all.

But saying that its going to be wet from the forecasted storms on Mothers Day, and I have a big day Monday, so if there is any rotary jobs, I will put the catcher on and let you know how it goes. 

Over here my money makers are my MEY cylinder mowers, and these things cut and catch just fine wet or dry.

I appreciate that Bakes and I'll be interested to hear how it goes.


Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:01 AM

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Wet has all gone here now but the other day a lady said to me, I didnt think you would cut today, the grass being so wet ,you must have a good mower.
Yep the 217  :) and it jams it in too. You must be holding your mouth wrong Croc.  ;) 

The weight difference between a 217 and a 19'' Victa SP is stuff all about an 82v batteries worth. 
 

Nah, I'm a professional Drew - I know how to hold my mouth - I stick my tongue right out and do the Haka before every job just like you told me  :angry: 

 

OK I don't Gerni the bag as much as I used to but I brush it out before every job and you can see straight through the mesh - maybe mild clogging but not bad

 

Blades are always sharp - I rotate 3 sets and change them about weekly

 

I've come to the conclusion it's just the green couch which comprises almost all my jobs here in Bris - dense fine leaves hold a lot of moisture and that just turns to clumps and then paste with the stacked blade setup - but in the dry it does a great job for me and ticks so many other boxes I won't be getting rid of it - horses for courses.

 

we had light rain here yesterday and I'm going to try mowing anti-clockwise for a bit (thanks to those who posted about this - never thought to try it) - if no good I'll just use the full chute Honda pushie for a day- no big deal - I'm not mowing 12 a day :blink:


Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:17 AM

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the toro's are cr*p

well damn...they look the goods to.

 

Whats the problem with those "recyclers"?


Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:27 AM

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Nah, I'm a professional Drew - I know how to hold my mouth - I stick my tongue right out and do the Haka before every job just like you told me  :angry:

 

 

 

we had light rain here yesterday and I'm going to try mowing anti-clockwise for a bit (thanks to those who posted about this - never thought to try it) - if no good I'll just use the full chute Honda pushie for a day- no big deal - I'm not mowing 12 a day :blink:

Haka !! No kiwi,s here, bit of thong slapping maybe  ;) 

I try to do the first lap clockwise then the rest anti using the right hand of the machine in the precut, how much depends on how wet.


Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

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well damn...they look he goods to.

 

Whats the problem with those "recyclers"?

$750 will get you one of these and i think delivered  ( guy in the states say these are great )

http://www.ebay.com....lXgYXL#shpCntId


Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:12 PM

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well damn...they look he goods to.

 

Whats the problem with those "recyclers"?

2 contractors near me have them, both hate them and keep them as last resort backups


Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:45 PM

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If you don't mow wet lawns it will be hard to successful.  keep pushing on its slower, use a catcher or just  throw the clippings and use a blower to cleanup at the end.  you cant mulch wet.


Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:25 PM

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$750 will get you one of these and i think delivered  ( guy in the states say these are great )

http://www.ebay.com....lXgYXL#shpCntId

looks like a copy of the Torro..


Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

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Was having a chat with the owner and mechanic of the local Honda shop yesterday.

 

The spannerman had just returned from Honda courses in Melb. There he was told Honda Japan is aware of the Honda's being crap on Australian wet lawns.

Honda Australia had to take them to a wet lawn and mow it to be believed..lol. 


Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:45 AM

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looks like a copy of the Torro..

No i think Snapper been around awhile, Toro tend to copy others and then refine over time. Most Toro motors arnt Toro but B+S or others. But everybody does that.

 

Snapper was known for its high-quality red "rear-engine" riding lawnmowers that are capable of standing on-end for storage or repairs, and for its invention of the first self-propelled rotary lawn mower.
 

The company began in 1894 as Southern Saw Works. Later, in the 1940s, as the McDonough Power Company, it was acquired by William Raymond Smith, who changed the company's direction when the lumber industry declined. Smith recognized a need for lawn mowers and patented a mowing blade. With this, he created the "Snappin' Turtle," named so for the way it snapped the grass and for its turtle figurine on the top front of the first model.

Producing an assortment of lawn-care tools, Snapper, Inc. had facilities in two States. In 2002, Snapper was acquired by Simplicity Manufacturing,which was subsequently acquired by Briggs & Stratton in 2004.

Just another string in Briggs and Strattons bow  :)
 


Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:07 AM

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If you go the Snapper site you,ll see the 82v Victa in a nice shiny red.


Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:12 AM

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cheers drew


Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:57 AM

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Was having a chat with the owner and mechanic of the local Honda shop yesterday.

 

The spannerman had just returned from Honda courses in Melb. There he was told Honda Japan is aware of the Honda's being crap on Australian wet lawns.

Honda Australia had to take them to a wet lawn and mow it to be believed..lol. 

Do they have any plans to fix it though?


Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:41 PM

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Do they have any plans to fix it though?

nope. to small a market..


Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:14 PM

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Wouldn't they be crap on wet Yankee lawns too?


Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:35 PM




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