Toro MyRIDE

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Hey Folks ... had a quick question. I have about 3 1/2 acres to mow ... residential, so once a week. Have some bumps, some hills, but pretty typical. I’ve narrowed my search down to either a 50” Toro without MyRIDE and a 50” Toro with MyRIDE. The with option is about $600 more. To the question - does anyone have any experience with MyRIDE and do you feel it is worth the extra $$$? Wish I could test drive the thing but I don’t see that as an option. Thanks!
 

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The MyRide system is a big advantage if your lawn is bumpy. Extremely noticeable and an advantage if you have any back problems.. If you are dealing with a dealership, ask if you can take a test ride on your property. Bottom line is how your gut feels about spending the extra dollars. Remember you will be using this unit years down the road, older bodies need more padding and comfort. Most of the residential customers who purchase the MyRide system are older and I’ve yet to have one returned.
 

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Thank you so much for the quick and thorough reply ... this is great information and perspective! Very helpful!
 

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Excellent topic & replies. I often wondered ever since I sat on a MyRide® at my Dealers. That since the floor moves to absorb bumps, wouldn't that affect your arms/ hands in relation to the sticks ? My thought is it would make them out of synch with the floor. But please enlighten me.

I haven't tested one. But that has always kept me curious.
 
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Sorry I can’t really say how it affects your arms/hands, as I’ve never had to run one for more than 15 minutes, when testing a unit. Can say that I’ve never had any complaints about this possible problem.
 

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Thanks Rivets . It just seems that if you /floor are moving & your arms do too, it might makes the sticks move in unison. Which may cause jerking of the machine.

Or maybe not, just a getting used to thing. I gotta test one..
 

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Thanks for all the great replies ... really appreciate it. Unfortunately I haven’t gotten on one yet, and haven’t been able to get a good sense from an actual consumer who owns a model with MyRIde (versus pro youtuber). That said, here’s what I’ve turned up (1) the MyRide suspension system really works to keep the rider comfortable ... especially with bumpy lawns. (2) It provides a more even cut than mowers with the suspension on the entire machine ... MyRide lets the operator bounce up and down while the mower stays down. (3) The thing about the sticks not moving has been brought up a number of times and the response is essentially, yes, that happens but you get used to it. Sort of like learning to ride a Z mower in the first place ... it’s different from a tractor, but you get used to it. Net net, my research points to the MyRide feature being a really good one ... just a pretty expensive one! Hope that helps!
 

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Thanks for your input, that was bugging me. And sounds like you need to visit your Dealer & test run one. Some Dealers will let you take it home to try on your lawn. Local Tractor Supply here has the MyRides on sale.

I don't have MyRide® but I do love my Toro Kawasaki powered 4260, I bought new on Aug 20 2014.
 

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Anyone used the Toro bagging system and have any feedback. The sucker costs $700+ so hoping it would be great! Thanks!
 
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