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Demo Toro 7210 w/ Polar Trac

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by gottaloveOT, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. gottaloveOT

    gottaloveOT Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Just got this today as a demo unit. Kinda late for winter testing but who cares. It has a Turbo Diesel too.

  2. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Thanks awesome, Never seen anything like that with over the tire tracks
  3. gottaloveOT

    gottaloveOT Senior Member
    Messages: 116

  4. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Someone just posted about those. How is it?
  5. 05Duramax073

    05Duramax073 Member
    Messages: 38

    Looks like it would be nice for light snowfalls on sidewalks
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Approx. price tag on the machine you tested? It looks real slick and i bet that motor sounds pretty neat when that turbo is winding up! If you've still got it, could you get some pics, or a pic of the motor?
  7. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Looks cool, crazy that its driven like a ZTR. Toro sure dod borrow a lot of stuff from their Z masters!!
  8. gottaloveOT

    gottaloveOT Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    It seems to be fine. We can't really use it since there is no snow but I drove it around in the gravel and it seems pretty nimble. If the implement is up it can get bouncy and buck like a skid steer but if it is flat ground it drives fine.

    They make a V plow and a straight blade as well as a snowblower and the pictured broom. I think it would be fine in deep stuff too.

    I'm not really sure yet. The salesman is supposed to email me quotes. I think the government price that we get the machine is around $18,000. That is 25% off. I'm not sure what the Polar Trac or attachments would cost.

    It is a Z master. You just take the deck off and attach the cab and the front 4 tires. It does double duty as mower and snow machine.
  9. gottaloveOT

    gottaloveOT Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Just received this today. TODAY! WTF? We ordered it LAST March.

    You should have seen the POS it replaced.

  10. MaxPower1971

    MaxPower1971 Member
    Messages: 62

    that little Toro...is it 6X6? That's a neet little machine!!
  11. MaxPower1971

    MaxPower1971 Member
    Messages: 62

    Hope the price tag reflected the YEAR you waited for this....Very nice pusher!!
  12. gottaloveOT

    gottaloveOT Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    It is only driven by the rear wheels. The front 4 are just bogie wheels.

    The reason we waited so long is our request has to go through a bunch of people first. Then once the request gets signed, they have to get bids. The first bid was for a truck with air brakes which we didn't want. So they had to re-bid again. The next bid was screwed up too. Finally they got a correct bid. When they built the truck they made it too long for the spreader and had to cut the frame down to fit. I think they had to cut the spreader too. I don't know.

    We finally got it and it is nice.
  13. fulltiltwill

    fulltiltwill Senior Member
    Messages: 204


    Hello, I was trying to figure out were that shop is from the pictures. I'm in Delta township. Is that Lansing township that you work for?
  14. gottaloveOT

    gottaloveOT Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    I work for the State. The shop is at the back of the secondary complex.
  15. MaxPower1971

    MaxPower1971 Member
    Messages: 62

    Oh I see...you work for the state lol...it didnt dawn on me.

    Why no air brakes? Does it take a special licence like over here to drive the air brakes where you're at?? I know over in Quebec and Ontario you have to be certified for air brakes so the municipalities and counties buy a lot of hydrolic brakes trucks so they don't have to pay for certifiing the drivers.
  16. gottaloveOT

    gottaloveOT Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    To drive a truck over 25,999lbs you have to have a Commercial Driver License. If the truck has air brakes, you have to have a CDL with air brake endorsement. We didn't want to have that requirement for the employees.
  17. MaxPower1971

    MaxPower1971 Member
    Messages: 62

    Yeah that's what I thought....Must be nice working for the State....you guys must get top of the line stuff all the time...
  18. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    That emblem on the door of the truck looks like the ones they have on the MIOSHA dodge sprinters I see around every once and a while. What department of the state do you work for?
  19. gottaloveOT

    gottaloveOT Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    We can get new vehicles every 10 years. They are leased from another company. If the vehicles are still good after the 10 years, we can keep them and pay a fee that makes the leasing company cover maintenance and repairs which is nice. We only put in for new stuff when we need it, like the dump truck. The one we had was a 94 and the bed was toast. I don't think the floor would have held up another winter, the metal was coming off in 1/4" flakes.

    The mail and delivery services use the sprinters a lot too. They deliver mail all over the state.
  20. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Since when? What class?

    There is no such thing.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2010