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Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"Ahh that's good to know cheers
 
Toro rep told me I have to walk slower and have the back raised higher than the front wheels in ideal conditions
Laughable "
39 minutes ago
Peter sellers replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"Stephen, yes 7 series, they're one of the largest dealers in the Midlands and sell a lot of machines, they obviously see the warranty claims, no doubt there will be users who will contradict what the dealer has said. They are very honest in their…"
1 hour ago
John F replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"Possibly revs and blade engagement .
I think you have done the right thing to reject the mower for the price you paid ."
1 hour ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"Was it the stihl 7 series though? Heard nothing but great things about them , I use to have an etesia but was the smaller model 
Maybe  a future investment "
1 hour ago
Peter sellers replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"Stephen, couldn't agree more on the HRX. My multi franchise dealer refused to sell us a Stihl ! Yes good in the wet, build quality atrocious. Etesia are fantastic in the wet, plastic box , open back but at a cost!"
1 hour ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"Dealer mentioned adjusting revs and blade , maybe the issue is the blade,  I'm not willing to tamper with a mower at that' cost 
You don't buy a ferrari then start changing bits the next day as its not performing as it should "
2 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"Hi Peter,  funny you mention that,  I've had that mower for 2 years it's been unbelievable,  I'll deffo be getting another one that's for sure 
Lightweight too
The stihl 7 series looks superb in damp,  long conditions "
2 hours ago
John F replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"It could be that pro machines are engineered to be more enduring and last longer but its not always reflected in the finish they produce . 
You could take the view that you had the mower on demo but its just not suitable for your needs as the end…"
3 hours ago
Peter sellers replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"We ran one commercially disappointed too , didn't do anything well. Do yourself a favour buy Honda HRX 537 HY we've run several for a few years on big sites, superb finish, excellent mulcher and great collector, we swap ours every 2 years as the…"
3 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"The finish was terrible with mine , the dealer had to come and take pics it was that bad 
Leaving some strands uncut ...
 
Very very poor in damp,  my Honda which is not a commercial model put it to shame,  I'm going to try the stihl 7 series ..."
12 hours ago
John F replied to Stephen r Brook-Smith's discussion Toro issues
"I bought mine Eight years ago new for £495 , although the deck is rusting away now its served its purpose and its reliability has been awsome . 
The finish has never really impressed me on fine lawns , mainly used it for mulching those rough lawns…"
13 hours ago
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Lawn Legends replied to Jim Murray's discussion Who on here do.
"we done the same, but we offered some low maintenance options ahead of stopping service ie barking borders or decorative stone etc in hope to retain some clients who we also done lawns for, most took up the offer with exception of one large property…"
14 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith replied to Jim Murray's discussion Who on here do.
"Sounds great , thats ideally where I'd like to be 
It's just nice to have some jobs to fall back on if it's bad weather , myself I can earn enough mowing to cover the bad days , but I have a staff member who relys on me to provide him work."
14 hours ago
Lawn Legends replied to Jim Murray's discussion Who on here do.
"when we started 7 years or so ago it was everything we done, but scaled it down through the years as got more clients. now we only do grass cutting and lawncare and weed spraying with odd hedge during season for clients but majority we push onto…"
14 hours ago
Stephen r Brook-Smith posted a discussion
Having purchased a toro pro recycler last week I was so dissatisfied with the quality of cut and bagging I've sent it back to my local dealer, has anyone else had any problems with these ? Toro still haven't responded to my email and messages online…
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Toro issue

Having purchased a toro pro recycler last week I was so dissatisfied with the quality of cut and bagging I've sent it back to my local dealer, has anyone else had any problems with these ? Toro still haven't responded to my email and messages online…

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