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Author Topic: Toro Prostripe vs Hayter 56 Pro Compared.  (Read 3068 times)

Offline Mick

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Toro Prostripe vs Hayter 56 Pro Compared.
« on: January 26, 2020, 10:54:43 PM »
Nice comparison video by Gregs Mowing.  Toro Prostripe vs Hayter 56 Pro

Points out the differences very nicely between these two seemingly similar machines.




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Re: Toro Prostripe vs Hayter 56 Pro Compared.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 11:23:23 PM »
So Greg, I have a question for you. 

I know you prefer the Kawasaki engines, but I have to ask what I is especially that makes you like them over the other options?

By the way, liking the red colour of the Prostripe.  ;)

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Re: Toro Prostripe vs Hayter 56 Pro Compared.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 08:00:51 AM »
Well the Kawasaki has a nice set up for tuning. I don’t believe any mower will last a season on factory settings esp when it comes to bagging wet grass. Unless it has a plastic box. So to be able to tune the engine and adjust the choke etc all to suit and for it to produce so much power and last a while it’s awesome. The fj180 has a nice party mode. Cold start up it smokes a bit. I like that.
Briggs you bend bits to make it rev and that’s a bit naf. Honda gxv has a range of holes and a funky screw to adjust which is ok.

Other than that the build quality is great. Lots of metal. Little amount of cheap plastic.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2020, 10:33:19 AM by Gregs mowing »

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Re: Toro Prostripe vs Hayter 56 Pro Compared.
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 09:37:20 PM »
Upping the revs slightly is more of a tweak rather than tuning to be honest.  Tuning is a whole different ball game. ;)

Bending the control linkage on Briggs stuff has been a thing from day one, there's nothing naff about that really.  I prefer that simple linkage more than some to be honest.  Some use screws to give the govenor spring more tension.  And some of the Kawasaki, and Honda linkages are appalling.  All depends what you're used to working with I guess.

What I have noticed with the modern mowers like the Harrier, is how much increasing the revs slightly is the increase it makes to the drive speed, this wasn't so obvious in the older stuff, it made hardly any noticeable difference. 

As for plastics, well, I'm not a lover of all that plastic stuff either, but I'm afraid this isn't going to change any time soon.  Plastic Carbs seem to withstand the ethanol content which we're now having to put up with from pump fuel.  While steel float bowls rust, and aluminium carbs corrode, they don't like ethanol.