I've sold them both and I preferred the Ariens myself. Is that the Ariens with the stamped deck or the manufactured deck? The Ariens overall had better construction. So far I've had 3 Toros come back with electrical problems. No issues with the Ariens yes. This has been just this year. I know we had a few Toros come back last year too, but still no Ariens. Ariens are built very similar to their commercial grade Gravely counterpart.
Re: Zero Turn Rider Opinions in reply to Curt Cooke, 06-28-2013 09:07:18
I believe it"s the 2 speed on the toros what was giving us wiring problems. I guess I"m just partial to the ariens, but the features on it are still similar to the commercial zero turns except for the stamped deck. Having the thick deck is still a plus over the toro too. You can do a side by side comparison of the two on Home Depots website. I"ll provide the link.
Re: Zero Turn Rider Opinions in reply to thebigyellowtruck, 06-28-2013 10:25:32
I've got a Gravely, it is ok, but I won't buy another. Dealer I bought it from is gone, and I have to order parts over the net for everything, I just put a new belt on, and I need new blades, they aren't carried by anybody local. Plus it has limited resale.
Re: Zero Turn Rider Opinions in reply to Thesmoothedeere, 06-28-2013 10:11:37
We have two Hustlers and would not buy anything else. Trouble free high performance. Change the oil and filters and sharpen the blade and lube. No other issues with either one. Ours are the "Z" model. Paid 7K for the last one a couple years ago. Think list price was about 9k.
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