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Husqvarna 5521rs or toro personal pace
Original Message   Jun 12, 2005 6:29 pm
Thinking of buying a husqvarna 5521rs or toro personal pace.  what is the difference in the transmission and drive systems of the two.  Husq is a little lower price.   The main concern is the drive syst and trans since this is tends to be problematic in self propel mowers.
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Termy


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Re: Husqvarna 5521rs or toro personal pace
Reply #1   Jun 12, 2005 6:34 pm
I am not aware that there are any problems? Toro has a Personal Pace System. Mabie you should read my review on my Toro to make your decision. I believe there are only 3 different types of transmitions on walk behinds and I only had problems with one of them. What its really about is the price of the mower you want to buy. If it is cheap, expect cheap quality. More expensive, you get quality that you deserve.


lland


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Re: Husqvarna 5521rs or toro personal pace
Reply #2   Jun 12, 2005 8:31 pm
I have a Toro mower with the Personal Pace system.  I think it's wonderful and in three years, it hasn't given me a single problem.

LL

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Re: Husqvarna 5521rs or toro personal pace
Reply #3   Jun 12, 2005 9:08 pm
MissSnowshoveler


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Re: Husqvarna 5521rs or toro personal pace
Reply #4   Jun 13, 2005 7:13 am
The Husqvarna 5521RS is a good machine.  (Of course I'd say that - we sell them)  But the only problems I have seen in them so far is when they are being used primarily to mow cemetaries.  I've seen a lot of good mowers go south quick mowing around tombstones for a living (Ariens, Snapper, Husqvarna and many of the MTD, Sears, Yardman etc...) .  The one lever to change all four wheel heights is a nice feature also.  It is our most popular seller at $550.00, Canadian.  They out sell the less expensive Husqvarna mowers and the Snappers, which are both quality machines.

Hope this helps.

Sherri

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dellywhere


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Re: Husqvarna 5521rs or toro personal pace
Reply #5   Jun 28, 2007 10:20 am
I own both a Toro Personal Pace and a Husky variable rear wheel drive.  The Toro is 2 yrs old and the Husky is one month old.  The Toro drive has worked flawlessly.  My only complaint has been that things vibrate loose on it and get lost.  I have to check that things stay tight. 

I have actually thought about returning the Husky, because the drive wheels lock up often and unexpectedly while pulling the mower backward.  The problem must be well known, because the instructions urge you to push the mower ahead slightly, with the clutch disengaged, to release the wheels.  But this definitely does not avoid the problem.  The problem occurs often, even when the clutch is NEVER engaged.  For trimming around bushes, etc, this is very annoying and perhaps even dangerous.  Surprises are uncool on lawn mower drive systems.  I have had it back to the dealer once for repair - with no improvement.  Why do I keep it?  Otherwise it's a fine mower, and maybe I have to take some bad with the good.

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