- June 26, 2016
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Review: 2015 Toro Groundsmaster® 4000-D (30448) Rough Mower
Toro Groundsmaster® 4000-D: The Introduction
Lawn mowers were first invented in England, where examples of the early type mowers are still on display at several museums. Much like any other farm equipment that has slowly evolved over the course of time, mowers started out with a simple, yet less efficient design before it got revolutionised as the mechanical workhorse that it currently is. Now besides the slight notion that we’ll be evaluating a land mower today, I like to point out how it’s been really impressive how these machines have constantly been some of the most reliable farm equipment we’ve had for many generations. Though, it’s still just a little short of amazing when you compare that to our passion in cutting grass—well, sort of—but kidding aside, our review for today focuses on another one of Toro’s more recent offering in the crowded land mower market, the Toro Groundsmaster® 4000-D (30448) Rough Mower.
Toro Groundsmaster® 4000-D: Key Features
Together with the Groundsmaster® 4010-D, the 4000-D also delivers a solid 117 foot-pounds (158.6 N) of torque at 58 hp (43.3 kw) and 2,600 rpm. With such amount of power backing the compact equipment, grass cutting becomes relatively more efficient and easier with the help of the 4000-D’s advanced mechanics and powerful engine. In addition, the mower’s shallow deck design allows faster clipping dispersal, letting decks take on more grass much quicker.
True to the manufacturer’s penchant to create highly formidable equipment, the 4000-D have been engineered using heavy-duty welded steel decks and frames in order to provide extra durability and long life. Furthermore, according to the Australian Equipment Wholesalers website; when a deck bumps into any object, the spring-loaded cylinder causes the deck to flex on impact, protecting the mower’s key components so you don’t suffer unscheduled maintenance or downtime which would certainly hit back on your momentum and productivity.
In terms of control, the smooth turning of the 4000-D is made possible by a tight 55.5″ (141 cm) wheelbase and an inner, rear-steering turning angle of 53.5 degrees. The enhanced trimming capability also means that you can get around even the smallest objects and the rare ability of the equipment to mow a 0″ uncut circle (without wheel brakes) allows the operator to mow striping patterns with pure efficiency, leaving no grass uncut.
Easy to maintain
Sporting an exquisite design, the Toro 4000-D requires fewer parts to stock, while the serviceable ones can be accessed more conveniently in order for regular maintenance checks and repairs to be more efficient and fast. In addition, the machine includes rear discharge decks so that converting to Guardian Recycler decks can be easier, which then provides improved clipping management and additional safety.
Toro Groundsmaster® 4000-D: Price
Toro Groundsmaster® 4000-D: Videos
Toro Groundsmaster® 4000-D: The Verdict
Aside from the aforementioned features, both the 4000-D and 4010-D also includes a unique parallel hydraulic traction system in forward and reverse, which makes it all the more convenient for the operator to manoeuvre and trim around trees or other obstacles without scuffing, even while traversing a hill. Additional accessories also add great flexibility to the machine, which is a pretty big factor for commercial operators which can use the Toro 4000-D to complete a wider range of tasks and projects. Summing up, the Groundsmaster® 4000-D did really well during our run, with very minimal bumps along the course of our light to moderate duty routine. It seems like a good investment, especially if you want to add a little more versatility to your agricultural and landscaping business for the foreseeable future.