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Toro: A Golfer’s Delight

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…

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…

1928 Toro Silver Flash

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!

Serving Toro Customers Since 1946? Let Him Eat Cake!!

Serving Toro Customers Since 1946? Let Him Eat Cake!!

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Harley Manke Owatonna, MN Harley Manke, proprietor of Manke’s Outdoor Equipment and Appliances, recently turned 70, and his wife, friends, and family threw him a surprise birthday he will not soon forget! Of equal surprise was the Toro® TimeCutter riding mower on his cake!! (You can watch the cake being made here). Congratulations to this special Toro dealer, whose store has been in business since 1946. Read on to learn more…

Tale of a Terrific Toro

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…