I think I am going to buy a Toro 20637 48cm Self Drive Mower (WITH FREE SERVICE KIT) for £250
Has anyone used one of these - It has a Briggs and Stratton quantum 650 engine, but I have
noticed that a Toro engine can be bought at for approx an extra £100, but not from the link below, Is this worth considering or not.
They are good mower use ,but parts can be costly , abbey mowers i believe have lost or loosing the toro agent i think its more to do with golf course machinery.
Hi, were toro lads and like their tools but tend to stick to the proline commercial range. So long as you don't expect too much from such a cheap machine then you won't go wrong.
One of the reasons we choose toro is that our local dealer is so good at obtaining parts without any fuss. So any problems just give them a call http://www.ctmpro.com/
avoid avoid avoid. i put my toro out for the scrap men when the self drive cogs wore out, the handles wer starting to snap, where the cable for the drive attaches to the handles theres a peice of plastic and that snapped, the wheels were wobbly and was making it very difficult to keep in a straight line. the only good part of i was the engine that always started first pull without fail. the mower was only 3 or 4 years old and wasnt used as my main mower and would be used a maximum of 4 or 8 hours per week
675 IS LATEST ENGINE
I have similar with above engine i paid £319? returned model - i think its 52"
same as you push the handle down to go ! funny at first. -only good for big areas .
mine does not do well on rough or long grass at all. if its for small domestic lawns is a bargain
We have the Toro 20064 Recycler model
Pros - does give a good cut, mulching kit good,light & usable on most lawns.
Cons - doesn't cope with long or wet grass too well clogs up, front wheel drive thus too light at front, grass bag too small,handle & cable arrangement could be better manufactured.
briggs engines are fine new - nothing wrong as are 2nd best selling to honda's world -wide
Don't think I will get one now, sounds like I could have too much trouble with it.
Always nice to pick up a bargain, but not if it things keep going wrong.
I would rather pay an extra few hundred for something I could 100% trust, but
I wish I knew what that was.
No experience of Toro products here but I am somewhat dubious that such a cheap machine will be adequate for anything resembling professional use.
I don't think anyone has invented the perfect mower yet there's pros/cons with all of them. Try Honda/Hayter/Etesia/Viking etc for popularity.
Having come from a golf course background, Toro are a leading brand for golf course machinery. They are built well and do last. But at such a cheap price I would be dubious over the quality of this hand mower. Especially as a basic professional cylindar mower from Toro would start at £4000.