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Toro Performs for 23 Years

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Ben Phillips Jacksonville, FL I have had this lawnmower for 23 years, and use it every week in Jacksonville, Florida and it runs great! My favorite feature of this lawnmower is the quality. If, and when, it no longer is able to cut, I will for sure buy a new Toro, that’s for sure!

1968 Toro Whirlwind Lasts 47 Seasons and Counting

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Howard Mason Little Silver, NJ. In 1968 I bought a Toro Whirlwind 21-inch rotary mower for my half-acre lawn. Except for replacing the Spin Start with a pull start several years later, this mower has mowed my lawn for 47 seasons with only routine maintenance. The cast aluminum deck is as good as new. Thank you for such a reliable product.

Five Years of Toro Bliss

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John Bushey Fair Haven, VT I’ve owned a Toro lawnmower now for five years. It’s a self-propelled front wheel drive with a detachable leaf / grass bag. To this day, there is no priming or choking the mower – pull the handle only once and it will start. I’ve NEVER had a mower in my 56 years of living where this has happened. It’s nice not having to fight with…

Toro “Beast” Outlasts the Others

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Ernie Cashwell Topping, VA 52 years old and still going…with a bit of TLC. This machine has had a bit of rest, while two new mowers were bought, used and failed. So back to the reliable old Toro. Our son is the same age as the Toro. He said after all of the miles he pushed that mower, he can’t believe it still runs. He named it “The Beast.” Thanks,…

Toro: A Golfer’s Delight

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Joe Gladke Shoreview, MN How old is my mower? That is a good question. It certainly appears to be older than the one shown in your 1923 photo. Since I don’t have a golf green, I currently don’t use my golf greens mower. Although, if I ever get the urge to have my own putting green, the mower still works great! I think this speaks to the quality of products…

Equipment You Can Count On.

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Chris Macy Lafayette, IN Where do I begin? As a kid, I would go to my grandpa’s farm to watch my dad on weekends mow the lawn. Rarely would he buy anything new, but his Toro Wheel Horses would be the exception. If it wasn’t a Toro Wheel Horse, he would say, “You might as well leave it in the barn.” The first garden tractor he owned was a 14hp…

A Toro Family

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Jeff Young Bloomington, MN My dad, Irving Young, a production control supervisor, and uncle, Dennis Larsen, both worked at Toro during the 50s, 60s and 70s. I grew up across the street from Toro’s headquarters in Bloomington, and often would walk through the plant to bring my dad lunch or dinner depending on his shift. This picture is from the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 1962, when they covered Toro’s Bloomington…

The Little Lawn Mower That Could

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Daryl Briten Ashfield, MA I can’t imagine that one little lawn mower can begin to compete with stories about Toro’s heavy farm equipment, but if there was ever “a little lawn mower that could”, then this is the one. Twenty-eight years ago, we bought this small mower to care for our one-acre property in Massachusetts. Just yesterday, we pulled it out of the winter storage shed, pulled the cord, and…

Toro Mower Still Running Like A Champ

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Kevin Coughlin Alton Bay, NH I bought my first Toro mower around 1982. I liked it because I could get the tine de-thatcher with it. I still use the mower to this day. It’s been tuned up twice, a few blades, but that’s it. It still starts up right away. It may have seen better days. The deck is getting a bit rough, but is still runs like a champ….

Toro Helps Clean up a Community

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Rod Romine Minot, ND Ten years ago there were “Welcome to Minot” signs erected on the five US highways entering Minot. No one assumed duty of tending to the landscaping around the signs, and they soon became overgrown with weeds and grass. We have a morning coffee group of about 15 regulars that meet every weekday for coffee and conversation. One of our members suggested we take the responsibility of…