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7.14.2007

I Declare War On Toro

You want to know what that is? That's a piece of junk. You know where I found it? Inside the gas tank of my Toro Weed Trimmer.

How did I find it? Well, I spent the last 12 hours or so of my life trying to start the dang thing. Which is odd because for the first four months that I've owned it (read that again, four freakin' months!) it has worked like a charm. So finally exasperated, I decided to drain the gas tank and put some fresh gas in it. No need. I found this thing - the gas line that takes the gas to, uh, the engine - floating around inside of it. After taking the gas tank apart (that was easy - thanks so much Toro), I discovered that the cheap plastic gas line hadn't disconnected. It had broken. How does that happen?

So don't buy anything from Toro. Ever.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

its hard to beat stihl or echo but they will cost a little more. around $200

Anonymous said...

Barry, two words. Echo weedeater. I've had one for four years and it starts on the second pull everytime. Plus, it's the same kind Bush uses on his ranch. You can delete this joke if you want. What do you get when you cross a black man and a goat? A weedeater that won't work.

Anonymous said...

Uh, that might be a little extreme. We'll have to quit buying chevies, fords, blackendecker, oster, lightolier, etc. Everything is subject to breaking.

Anonymous said...

what a bunch of bull

Anonymous said...

Check the country of origin. If it's China, quit acting surprised. We are buying no end of inferior garbage from there, because it is cheap. They sell it to us because we buy it, cuss it, throw it away, and head right back to Wally-World to do it all over. All made possible by Bill Clinton, who in his infinite wisdom granted MFN (most favored nation) trade status to a repressive communist country which just coincidentally dumped tens of millions into his coffers and pockets. Sick sad legacy.

HHL said...

same thing happened to my ryobi. fuel line just crumbled apart.

previously though, i paid $250 for one of the better echo models, and after 1 year it would not start, and the local small engine repair guy had it for 2 days and couldn't get it to start either. i ended up smashing it in my driveway.

Anonymous said...

The new one you are stuggling to put together right now will fail miserably and rapidly as well, because you, the idiot lawyer, are attempting to save a few dollars and assemble it yourself. Good grief.

Anonymous said...

Quit messing with it. Just hire it done. You can afford that......surely......

:-)

Anonymous said...

I myself would also tend to throwing it away and go get a new one. Another cheap one that will last another year...and that's just the way we do it round these here parts.

Anonymous said...

Ever heard of warranty returns???? An attorney and you are fading that quickly???
If only 4 months old, take it back, stamp your foot and demand a replacement....UH, still have the receipt?????

If not locally, go to the head shed in Toro. He/she will get it right.

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought, If you got a machete, and used it you could get off nutrisystem, quit jogging, reduce your "carbon footprint" begin to cut into the funds with which the petroleum producing countries finance terrorism, and have a cool weapon for self protection that is not one of the firearms the libs hate so badly. I think they are cheaper too.

Anonymous said...

Barry, it's the genius posts like this that make your blog a must-read.

4:06, how did I know that even this would somehow be Bill Clinton's fault? What will the "R's" do when they can no longer blame all ills on Bill?...probably blame President Hillary.

6:32, Thanks, LOL!

trey said...

If you don't have a big lawn to trim, just buy a black and decker cordless (electric) weedeater, it's light weight and easy to use...Al GOre would probably s*** himself knowing there is lawn equipment that doesn't burn fossil fuels, but I'm sure he doesn't mow his lawn, and he is too busy flying from city to city giving his global warming speeches while burning jet fuel at the same time in his private jet, helping destroy our atmosphere andwarm our globe...ironic huh!

Anonymous said...

Go borrow Brocks and get them weeds whacked.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:51...chevies?

Anonymous said...

Wow Barry, I didn't think you were a "manly man" who could work on anything. Surprise! Surprise!