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  • Hedgemaster
    started a topic New Toro Super Recycler & Stihl Attachment

    New Toro Super Recycler & Stihl Attachment

    Warning: Lots of photos! (And damn, my back yard grass looks like heck!)


    At the end of last season the deck on my old Craftsman mower broke where the engine bolts to it, so I knew I needed a mower come spring time.
    I priced Toros in the fall and narrowed down what model I was going to get, and almost bought one a few weeks ago. Glad I waited - saw a guy who let me know that the local dealer was having an open house yesterday - even better, when I arrived, everything was 10% off!

    Woo-Hoo!!!

    Brand spankin' new Toro Super Recycler 20092

    Reg. $529.
    Today it was $477 for a savings of $52.



















    Then, since I have the Stihl FS90R string trimmer that takes gearbox attachments, I picked up an articulating hedge trimmer attachment for it.
    I was debating the purchase of an edger attachment, but I think the hedge trimmer will be more useful in the long run. I have a decent Craftsman hedge trimmer, but this baby will give me more "ooompf!" for cutting the heavy stuff as well as extended reach.

    Just loosen two screws on the string trimmer head, slide it off, slip on the hedge trimmer attachment, tighten, and it's ready to go - takes about 60 seconds.

    They sell two models - a "straight" one, and this articulating model that has 13 locking positions. Some features are worth the added cost, and even though it's a lot of money for an attachment, it would run me twice that for a dedicated unit.

    Reg. $229.
    Today it was $204 for a savings of $25.



    (I may have to use this ^^^ for an avatar! )
















    and folded for transport/storage...






    I saved $77 due to blind luck. Had I not been told about the open house, I would have missed out.
    Heck, I saved more than that actually... he tossed in an $18 fuel can (that I asked to buy) for free.
    I also got samples of fuel additive (to fight that friggin' ethanol) to treat 30 gal of gas, a Stihl t-shirt, A Toro hat, safety glasses, a Toro mug, a digital tire pressure gauge, and a padded trimmer shoulder strap.
    It was like Christmas in July... in March!

  • SGL1
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    I believe commercial or at least pro. Right now I have consumer but it is brand new.

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  • Steve
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    Were the models you have been looking at, commercial or consumer grade? Is this important in your decision making?

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  • SGL1
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    I want to eventually get a 34-36 walk behind but then I'll need a trailer. Gonna see how the business does then decide on that one later.

    As far as a push mower the Toro was the only one I considered. They have a good reputation and the price was reasonable. Any suggestions?
    Last edited by SGL1; 05-13-2014, 10:23 PM.

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  • Steve
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    Were there any other mowers you were considering while you were looking around?

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  • SGL1
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    HAAA too funny I was at the local yard dealer the other day and they had a Toro Recycler on sale for I believe $399. I was eyeballin' it because I know I need a better mower that can take some punishment. I also priced their Stihl
    Kombimotor 110 at $349. Thinking about making the investment.

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  • Grass Doctor
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    hokey stick, its the shoot out for the bag. this is a super recycler, cast decking, 3 speed, 6horse power, pretty much is light, strong and cuts like a charm.


    Is that a hockey stick, or a gear shifter sticking out of it?



    I have no idea what you bought, but it looks like some sort of Toro, so congrats!

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  • Hedgemaster
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    I guess I'll update this while I'm here...


    Not impressed with the Honda engine on my newer SR4.
    It drips gas like mad on slopes and I've had the throttle stick on it multiple times. I'll start it up and it barely chugs along, not really even fast enough to mow. I thought it just needed to warm up, but that wasn't it. I then jiggled the lever that moves the throttle up/down on the side of the engine and it sprang to life.

    I have yet to compare the fuel tank capacities on the Honda vs the Briggs and Stratton, but this one with the Honda engine runs dry much sooner than the older Toro.

    Aside from that, I still like the mower.
    I'd like to demo a commercial mower one day just to see if it can compare in ease of use.

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  • Hedgemaster
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    i gave up on recycling Honda mowers from the home depot and decide to win a bid on ebay, 385.00 including delivery what do u think hedge ha ha?


    Is that a hockey stick, or a gear shifter sticking out of it?



    I have no idea what you bought, but it looks like some sort of Toro, so congrats!

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  • Grass Doctor
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    i gave up on recycling Honda mowers from the home depot and decide to win a bid on ebay, 385.00 including delivery what do u think hedge ha ha?

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  • SECTLANDSCAPING
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    I'm sure it will crap out on me when I need it.
    thats how it works.

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  • Hedgemaster
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    Heh. The new season is here.

    I got the Toros out the other day to make sure they were running OK.

    I ran them both for about a half an hour. The one leaking oil last year didn't do it now - lol
    I even ran it while tilted filter side down. Go figure.

    I'm sure it will crap out on me when I need it.

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  • Hedgemaster
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    You ever figure this out? I have kohler that is dripping gas from the carb when slanted to much. Not to big of a deal if the exhaust pipe wasnt directly below the carb.
    No. I haven't had a chance to ask anyone and no money to drop it off at the dealer.

    I can tell you my Toro with the Honda engine is HORRIBLE for gas running out the air filter. Does it much worse than the B&S on the older mower ever did.
    Not sure how the heck you're supposed to mow a hill with one.

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  • SECTLANDSCAPING
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    No idea. I never tip it filter side down to clean under the deck and I've never had an issue before with it stalling out when running across a hill filter side down.
    Anyone who says that "you CAN'T run it across a hill that way" has never cut a lawn in western Pennsylvania. You don't have much choice in the matter. Every lawn has a hill/slope somewhere on the property.


    Also, oil didn't "run" out the filter the rest of the day. It looks like the bottom is wet, but no more pools of oil on the deck. (literally - I should post the pics)
    I also had very few hills to deal with on the rest of the lawns - none that I couldn't cut going up and down instead of across.
    You ever figure this out? I have kohler that is dripping gas from the carb when slanted to much. Not to big of a deal if the exhaust pipe wasnt directly below the carb.

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  • Hedgemaster
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    i keep telling you u need to try a honda.
    My new Toro has a Honda engine. I'm making the changeover a little at a time.

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