Toro lawnmowers are well known for their outstanding quality and durability and win many awards in theannual Consumer Reports review articles. Toros product range includes, walk-behind lawnmowers, zeroturn lawnmowers and riding lawnmowers and tractors. We will take look at their riding mower and lawntractor range, compare features and note the advantages and disadvantages of each model range.The LX Lawn Tractor SeriesManufacturers Suggested List Price: ,499 - ,049 USDFeaturesKohler EnginesPremium engines are carefully matched to the model. The LX 425 sports a 20hp Kohler Courage TwinCam OHV Engine, top of the range LX 500 has a 22 hp Kohler Courage Twin Cylinder Engine. Kohler engines have been manufactured for the commercial marketand the durability and quality are excellent. The Kohler twin-cylinder engines have reduced noise, less vibration and are easy starters. These engines also havean increased fuel efficiency and are clean burning.Automatic CVT Transmission with Cruise ControlAll models have a continuously variable transmission to allow you to easily change speed up to a maximum 6.4 mph. Set the cruise control to maintain aconstant speed.3-in-1 Cutting DecksEasily switch between mulching, bagging and side discharge.Mowing DeckBetween 42" and 50" mowing decks, depending on the model.AttachmentsOne of the big advantages in buying a lawn tractor is the large range of attachments available. Attachments can turn your lawn tractor into a snowblower, a lawnsweeper, an aerator, a dethatcher and a mulcher. A front blade can be attached to easily to move soil, rocks or even snow. Transport materials around your yardwith the 10 cu ft or the 17 cu ft poly cart. Toros Attach-a-Matic hitch system makes changing attachments quick and easy.ComfortThe LX series has a soft touch rubber steering wheel, much better than plastic on a hot day! Comfort is also ensured by the high back seats, the side handlesand rubber foot rests.AdvantagesExcellent engines that should give years of use. Good range of attachment and comfortable to ride.DisadvantagesAttachments tend to be expensive. No anti-scalp rollers on the cheaper models.GT2000 Series Garden TractorsManufacturers Suggested List Price: ,499-,899 USDFeaturesPremium Kohler Courage Engines. 23 or 25 hp Kohler® Courage Twin Cylinder Engines. Excellent engines for years of use.Automatic and Hydrostatic TransmissionsAutomatic or foot controlled transmission for variable mowing speeds. Cruise control for constant speed.3-in-1 Mowing DeckThe 50" mowing deck has anti-scalp wheels and allows mulching, bagging or side discharge.Comfortable to RideThe GT2000 series has the same comfort features as the LX range.Easily Variable Cutting HeightCutting height can be set between 1.5 and 4 inches.AttachmentsUsing Toros Attach-a-Matic hitch system changing attachments is easy. Not such a large range as for the LX series, attachments include a snowblower, loadingramps, triple bagger and front blade.
Advantages Excellent powerful Kohler engines. Time saving 50" deck. Comfortable ride. Disadvantages Fewer attachments than the LX range. Overall value for Money Toro has an enviable reputation is delivering quality products at an affordable price. The LX and GT2000 series are no exception. Lawn tractors from either of these ranges will give years of hard work and be comfortable to use. Their durability and excellent workmanship makes secondhand Toro lawnmowers and garden tractors good buys. About the author: Read more about Toro lawnmowers and find some great deals in used Toro Lawnmowers and Toro Snowblowers at Janets website Source: http://www.isnare.com/?aid=270764&ca=Gardening Categories: Best Riding Lawn Mowers 2012 | Tags: john deere riding mowers, murray riding mower, riding mower reviews, riding mowers, riding mowers for sale Riding Lawn Mowers Gardeners Supply10 Responses to “Riding Mowers” Joshua S Reply February 22, 2012 at 12:23 am (Edit) Is there a stripped out gear in my riding mowers transmission? I was mowing my yard with my 24hp Craftsmen riding mower, bought in May 07, when i went to put it in reverse. I felt it jump a little then… nothing. Now it wont go forwards or reverse. I think it is a gear in the tranny. Does any one think differently? lightingmoves231 Reply February 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm (Edit) Greetings, The gear is probably good. I believe it is the pin that attaches the gear to the cam shaft. It should be an easy repair. You can easily remove the pan and give it a visual inspection. S1lent conshy3 Reply February 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm (Edit) How old should my son be before I let him cut the lawn? Both riding and push mowers? My son is 6, but a big 6. He can reach the pedals on the riding mower and is tall enough to use the push mower. He is really excited to mow the lawn and I know he would do a good job, I am just worried he is too young. So long as he is not physically hurting himself, should I allow my son to cut the grass?
♥Sweet Cheeks♥ Reply February 26, 2012 at 6:34 am (Edit) Hey, I started mowing the lawn around his age, and I’m a girl! My dad said “Listen, you are big enough to start helping.” The first few times I did it he stayed outside and made sure I was doing it right. He showed me how to prime it (it was a push mower) how to start it, and how to add gas. After about a month of supervision, he let me do it on my own. I felt good for helping and it made me feel like a big kid. Just make sure he wears tennis shoes, NO SANDALS! And show him how to do it for the first few times. Nick P Reply February 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm (Edit) Where can I get coupons or discounts for riding lawn mowers? I am looking to purchase a new riding lawn mower… probably around the 20 HP – 45″-50″ range. I have heard lots about getting coupons or discounts to lower the price of the mowers. If you have any information on where to find this it would be great. Thanks! mustang5lbox Reply February 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm (Edit) Do you have any stores in mind? Your best bet is to find a particular model and try to purchase it online…you can find a ton of online coupons for lawn mowers. Check out this site for coupons: http://www.couponfan.com farmer Reply February 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm (Edit) What are some good riding mowers for durability? 2 acres to cut once a week from April to August. Typical fences, trees, and plantings to cut around. Had a 33″ snapper that was great but after 20 years……you can guess. Any engines to look for/stay away from? Any manufacturers to look for/stay away from? The price range in the market is baffling. Any good online suppliers? Main things for me are ease of maintenance and availability of parts. I don’t mind paying for quality and durability. I don’t want to pay for frivolous and difficult-to-maintain features. THANKS! I don’t really care how fast or with what style I can cut my lawn (ok, i do care about how fast or else i wouldn’t be interested in a rider..but not crazy). I’m looking for something robust that will be easy to service. Ralph C Reply February 24, 2012 at 4:00 am (Edit) who makes the new craftsman riding mowers? I am looking to buy a riding mower. Probably 42″ deck. I see MTD makes many of the brands, Cub Cadet, White, Troy-built, Yardman, Bolens. I was looking at Craftsman, Toro and John Deere. I was wondering who manufactured those 3 brands. Any suggestions? or help would be greatly appreciated. Craig Reply February 27, 2012 at 4:59 am (Edit) The Toro Company Makes Toro, Lawn Boy, Ex-Mark. Deere and Company makes John Deere. Husqvarna makes Husqvarna, Craftsman, Poulan. When making a decision on a tractor, look at how accessible each tractor is to service ( oil drain, air filter, oil filter, spark plugs, drive belts ) Getting a tractor serviced is expensive and if you are able to easily perform these minor tune-ups you’ll save yourself a lot of money. paypalcurious Reply February 27, 2012 at 5:32 am (Edit) Are there any rechargeable RIDING lawn mowers available anywhere? So far, all I’ve seen are these little 15″-20″ rechargeable push mowers (the battery-powered ones, not the corded ones), so I was wondering if there are any riding lawn mowers with batteries that can be recharged (I know there are rechargeable forklifts, so I would think there would be a rechargeable riding mower somewhere). If there are any of these, where can I find them and how much do they cost?Leave a ReplyLogged in as Mr.Green. Log out?