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Posted August 02, 2013 - 11:58 PM

I remember my dad had a toro horizontal engine, rope start with a cart with a seat to make it a rider.had reverse and forward. Huge deck made for long straight stretches of mowing....I'll find apic sometime...any ideas? Trans was mounted on the mower deck....
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Posted August 03, 2013 - 12:09 AM

Toro 1.jpg

 

Toro 2.jpg

 

Was it like either of these?


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 07:39 AM

attachicon.gifToro 1.jpg

 

attachicon.gifToro 2.jpg

 

Was it like either of these?

 

Chris: 

 

The first pic is of Toro's 32" cut Whirlwind Rotary mower.

 

What is the mower in your 2nd pic?



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 07:43 AM

I remember my dad had a toro horizontal engine, rope start with a cart with a seat to make it a rider.had reverse and forward. Huge deck made for long straight stretches of mowing....I'll find apic sometime...any ideas? Trans was mounted on the mower deck....

 

Toro made 24" & 31" Whirlwind rotary mowers that could use a detachable sulky.  .....I know the 31" models had forward/reverse, but I can't remember if the 24" had reverse, or not.



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Chris: 

 

The first pic is of Toro's 32" cut Whirlwind Rotary mower.

 

What is the mower in your 2nd pic?

The second pic is a Commercial unit, Toro Pro Line 62" cut.


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 01:55 PM

Kinda looked like those, I'll have to take a pic of a picture of it. I guess it's hard to describe...

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Posted December 27, 2013 - 02:47 AM

Hey sorry i took so long. I found a picture and it was just like this, but in better cosmetic shape. Any ideas on it? Anyone have one?

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Posted December 27, 2013 - 02:52 AM

Here's a pic

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Posted December 27, 2013 - 10:04 AM

That mower was known as a Toro 31" Grass King.  ....They were very built very well, and held up well.

 

The 31" mowers used a B&S model 23 engine.

 

There are still some around and still in use, but they are not commonly found.



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Posted December 29, 2013 - 12:31 AM

Yes that thing was a beast! Rope start but always fired off....pretty cool too mow the yard with that thing in middle school years

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 01:10 AM

Ok I have to admit this was the first thing that went through my twisted mind.

 

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 01:30 AM

Haha good one!

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 09:43 PM

I remember my dad telling me they were for mowing long stretches. Mostly Cuz its odd to make turns




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