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Outdoor Channel Spring Fever Giveaway Toro Winner:

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Joan Gales Corinth TX After months of daily entries in Outdoor Channel’s Spring Fever Giveaway, Joan Gales received a telephone call informing her that she had won a Toro® TITAN ZX4820. This mower has a 48″ heavy duty fabricated cutting deck, and a 22 hp Kawasaki engine; Joan seemed just as excited about our product as we are! Joan, we hope you enjoy your TITAN for many years to come….

Toro Mower Still Going Strong…After 40 Years

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by Joseph Ferrelli III Winston-Salem, NC My name is Joseph Ferrelli, III, and I live in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Today, March 24, 2011, I started the lawn mowing season with the only lawn mower I have ever owned or used. In 1971, my father bought a Toro 21-inch Whirlwind mower for me to cut the grass. I was 10 years old and we were living in Greenville, South Carolina. My…

Toro-Man

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by Matthew Lawonn Menomonee Falls, WI About seven years ago, my Grandfather and I decided that it was time for a new lawn mower. We both agreed that it would be better for us to go to a dealer, so we can get to know the people behind the name, rather than a “big box store” approach. So, when we walked into the dealership, we knew that we would be…

Tell us why you love your Toro…

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Paul USA I didn’t buy my first Toro. I was 12 or 13 at the time and my Dad had been using a reel type mower from the late 40’s or early 50’s. In the early 60’s he decided (since I was grass cutting age and the reel mower weighed a ton and I could not use it safely) it was time for a new mower. We went to the…

A Toro Snowthrower 25-Years Young

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by Phil Goldberg Long Grove, IL I wanted to take this occasion to thank you for making an excellent snowthrower that has gotten me through nearly 25 Chicagoland winters and that is still going strong. The only thing that has lasted longer is my wife (thank God), but she isn’t as good in the snow. I’m sure she would want to add her appreciation. I have had to replace a…

Tale of a Terrific Toro (or two)

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by Cezar Lewandowski When my wife and I bought our first home in Bloomington, MN in 1975, we needed a lawn mower and a snow thrower for the yard and driveway. I started looking in the paper for a used mower and ran across something called a “Power Handle.” The seller described a thing that had a motor with attachments that included a reel and rotary mower, and a snowthrower…all…

Turf Wars

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By Doug Jimerson I received a phone call the other day from my youngest son, Graham, who currently lives in Los Angeles. He told me that he’d applied for a job near our home in Iowa, and that if he was hired, he’d be moving back to the Midwest in the next month. I was totally shocked. After all, he’d wanted to live in California since he was very young….

Mowing Advice

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By Doug Jimerson I grew up with circus people. Or more precisely, circus person. As a young man, my grandfather worked as an acrobat in a traveling circus. He and his two partners would go from city to city, showing off their precise movements on the fulcrum, trampoline, and balance beam. By the time I knew him, however, my grandfather had long since retired from the circus and worked for…

Understanding Your Credit Score

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A High Credit Score Can Help When Financing Outdoor Power Equipment By David Adams, Retail Finance Manager, The Toro Company You’ve heard those obnoxious jingles on television – ones that relate bad credit scores to working in seafood restaurants or driving beat-up cars. So how do you keep that credit score high in order to make use of financing on the mower of your dreams?! The first step may be…

Container Gardening- Get Creative

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Yes, containers full of flowers are ubiquitous in the garden centers, but how about creating your own unique horticultural creation? Get creative, get going, and get a container to express your garden impulses. But before you start, container gardening has a few essential rules that can make or break your potential display. Good drainage is the most important element. Make sure your container has at least one drainage hole and…