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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…

Toro: Engineered for the Job

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Dan Elliott Schenectady, NY I’ve seen a lot about lawn care equipment in the centennial salutes, but the machine that gets the most respect in my opinion is my Toro 521 snowblower that I bought in 1985. It’s a well-engineered machine for the job. It has hard rubber tires that never go flat, a 21″ width that allows it to fit alongside my cars in the garage, and includes all…

Toro Dingo: A Must Have

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Glenn Rieker Mequon, WI We purchased our first Dingo in the spring of 2002. The local Toro rep had been touching base with us for a year or two prior and we just couldn’t wrap our heads around the numbers, since we were such a small company and this seemed like a large investment for us. In 2000, I had successful back surgery, not from a landscaping injury, but from…

1928 Toro Silver Flash

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George Weeks St. Anthony, MN I have a hand me down 1928 Toro Silver Flash that’s in very good condition. It cuts and sounds great. It’s been in the family since new. One minor flaw however, you have to be Hercules or Atlas to push it. Very heavy!

Toro Collector

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Joel Olson Lewistown, MT Starting my career at the age of 17 at a local golf course built in the 1930s, Toro has been a household name from the start – from the 690 sprinkler heads installed in 1977 to the comfy Groundsmaster 4100 that cuts what the 690’s grew. Now 17 years later, and seeing Toro equipment come and go, takes me back to a more simple time in…

Enjoying Toro at Work and at Home

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Evan Grell Marcus, IA Growing up I had an uncle that worked doing some accounting and auditing for Toro in the Twin Cities, and he said they were a good company and swore by all of their power tools that he owned. I never gave it much consideration until I got into the turf/golf course industry. I’m still a “young buck” in the golf industry. While in college and on…

Toro: More Than Just a Mower

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Brady Peery Marietta, OH Mowing the lawn had always been my chore, and I had a large, bulky, self-propelled mower for the approximately two-thirds acre job. In 2006, bad discs in my back caused me to suffer from leg weakness, and my wife attempted to mow the yard several times using my old mower. She couldn’t start it. And once I got it going for her, she hated the gear…

A Lifetime of Toro

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Rob Leiser Nazareth, PA My father started his business as a Toro Dealer in 1948. My earliest recollection of Toro was assembling new mowers in the early 1960’s. Some of the mowers I assembled would include the 50th anniversary’s Golden Whirlwind. My father’s all-time favorite mower was the 76″ Toro Professional. Until his passing in 2006, my Father used the 76″ Professional for his home lawn. I still own his…

Toro Testimonial

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Bruce Webster Columbia, MD This is a testimonial to the ruggedness, quality and longevity of Toro residential equipment. I purchased a Toro 21″ HP Rear Bagger lawnmower (Model 20584) in August 1986. I am still using that same lawnmower in 2013, 27 years later! See the pictures to the right which show me pushing this wonderful Toro machine (it is not self-propelled!) at the spry young age of 33 and…

Daybreaker Lawn Care

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Jeff Rausch Marengo, Illinois Jeff Rausch has been running his own landscaping company, Daybreaker Lawn Care, for a year now, steadily gaining accounts because of his perseverance to succeed in this slowly upturning economy. “When I was a kid, I always enjoyed lawn mowing anyways, and then recently, due to the economy primarily needed to do something else. So I decided to get into landscaping just because I always enjoyed…