FYI: Small "Toro" riding mowers are actually MTD

Went to local Toro dealer to check out a small (42-in) riding mower, only to be told that they don't sell them because they are not really Toro. They sell the walk-behinds and the Zero-turn Toro machines, but in the range in which I was interested they sell only Ariens.
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On 5/25/2013 4:33 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

I believe it was MTD who also bought out Troy Bilt. I was unaware of Toro or perhaps Toro was also Troy Bilt. (shrugs)
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troy built 8hp chippers are MTD. and also sold at Sears.
I wore out the chipping mechancism within 2 months of buying it and parts were not available. I had a huge chipping job....
sears ended up iving me a brand new chipper since the parts werent available
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wrote:

They will build anything for anyone and put that company's name on it.
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On 5/25/2013 4:33 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

The "Modern Tool and Die" company is a family owned American business that's been around since the 30's. Over the years they've acquired a pile of companies, and built everything from automobile parts to peddle cars. These days they seem to specialize in consumer grade lawn and garden equipment. If you really want a consumer grade "Toro", just go to an MTD dealer.
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On 5/25/2013 3:33 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

The low-end Toro riders and walk-behinds are built by MTD, yes. Those are usually sold at the discount places - Home Depot, Walmart, etc. Naturally the local dealer isn't going to bother carrying that line since it would mean competing with the discounters. So he's offering an alternative brand.
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