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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Snapper 8hp RER

    Default How Reliable are Toro Lawn Tractors?

    I will be buying a new lawn tractor to replace my 8hp Snapper RER which is 28 years old and just went bad on me. I guess I should not complain. My price range is $1500-$2000. My lawn is 3/4 acre and basically flat. I have been looking at either the LX423,LX427, or LX468 models. I had heard that since Toro is now manufactured by MTD instead of Wheelhorse, their quality/reliability has suffered.What suggestions can anyone give me on this matter? Has anyone experienced any reliability/durability problems with either of these models? How has anyone found Toro manufacturer/retail support in the event of a problem?Thanks for your help!

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    New Member 546cowboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Fair Oaks,IN
    2-Wheel Horse 520H's

    Default Re: How Reliable are Toro Lawn Tractors?

    The newer model Toro's are a lot harder to work on than the older ones and not as well built. If you want a tough machine that will last another 28 years look for an older well maintained Wheel Horse. Having said that the newer ones are nice to mow with when they have the foot control trans, tilt steering and the rest but 1500 to 2000 won't buy one new.

    You could bay a new Snapper RER you know.
    Lynn Beccue
    7525 W 700 N
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943

    1963 Wheel Horse 653
    1964 Wheel Horse 654
    1965 Wheel Horse 655
    1968 Wheel Horse Raider 9
    1974 Wheel Horse C-120
    1983 Wheel Horse C-175
    1989 Wheel Horse 520H
    1991 Wheel Horse 520H

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