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Toro Grandstand MultiForce

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mark Oomkes, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    So now that they're "public", anyone on PS lucky enough to be a tester last year?

    I bought one this summer, for the express purpose of being able to ewse one year round. Toro has finally released pricing for the plows (although I was really hoping for the vac system first) and it's a bit spendy.
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
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  3. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
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    You can use a ventrac year around...Many attachments...Plus..You get to sit down...Not stand..:hammerhead:
     
  4. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
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    In the video...The guy says it does the work of
    four men....if that's the case a Ventrac does th
    e work of ten men from a heated cab sitting down....poor guy that's gotta run that in a Blizzard freezing his twig and berry's off....I pretty sure it won't be Marci....:drinkup:
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    OK, snowman.
     
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
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    I can do the work of 4men on my own but that's a topic for another discussion.......
    Cold is snot a problem when you have the right gear and moving. As far as the frank and beans freezing.....it could be a blessing in the big scheme of things since some genetics shouldn't be passed on.
    VT's maneuverability is it's short coming along with the size and weight mulch like a person of my stature (beat you to it buckaroo). The GS wood run circles around a VT in close quarters and it's mulch cheeper two.
     
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  7. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
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    I figured Oomonkey would call in reinforcements.....Wheres Sno???

    That machine has nowhere near the horsepower to tow your missing link rear around....
     
  8. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
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    That would get old in about 5 min. That's not the bosses machine, that's for Mooks Minions.
     
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  9. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
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    Imagine being the poor guy that has to run the thing with the rotary broom...
     
  10. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Well...According to the man with an Ego to match Oomkes....Buffy says if you dress proper it's a non issue....:hammerhead:
     
  11. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
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    Haven't mulch from Marci today (still have 70% fone battery), so no alliance thing going on it's just my own free will....

    I'd just stick a supercharger or turbo on the ***** to haul me around, just think aboot the traction my missing link arse wood provide....

    Dam straight..... I'm no old middle age flatlander women like sum are, I love the cold...
     
  12. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,702

    All kidding aside...Looks like a very productive machine....Just not sure Marks wife is gonna be happy running it....:drinkup:
     
  13. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
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    She said it beats a shovel.
     
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  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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  15. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    Always here for you sporto....
     
  16. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
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    says the guy who doesn't get ooot of his truck.
     
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  17. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
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    I get oot and shovel a couple resi's that I do close to home instead of having my shovel monkey drive 7miles the wong direction, plus I get oot to make yellow snow.........
     
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  18. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    We used a Zee for two years with a plow on it, worked great, just a tad rough on the machine though - we don't use it anymore. Rust and electrical problems...

    How'd the Z spray sidewalk thing go? I'd think winter would be harsh on those too....
     
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    The ZSpray works fantastic, except on long runs in heavy snows, like public walks. It is fantastic to be able to plow and salt all at once. But I can't quite justify having 2 or 3 sitting around. And the B&S engine is garbage.

    I went ahead and ordered the plow for the GS, saw it in person at B&B's open hoose. It lifts very high and has down pressure.

    As is usual with Toro\Cat\John Deere, nothing is cheap. But the price includes a set of tyres\wheels, some blinky lights, LED work lights, the hydraulic control, cylinder and Boss ATV plow.

    It's an investment in non-Harbor Freight equipment.
     
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  20. Ajlawn1

    Ajlawn1 Senior Member
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    Yea no salting capabilities would suck, is it actually going to push more then a Z having less weight... Just sold my last Exmark this year absolute j-u-n-k.... Thought about a snowrator for those heavy situations as an alternate option as we are looking at some downtown city walks and can see them being a pita with frozen and truck thrown heavy crap...