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April 14, 2015

Equipment You Can Count On

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

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

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

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

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

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…