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Old 12-21-2012, 06:51 PM
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I'm getting a Toro Timemaster 30

I've decided that in spite of everything I really need a decent sized push mower that can be used in a heavily populated area of trees...
Ride-ons of any kind makes way too many dead zones because there is no way to travel alternate routes, cornering is necessary in the same place every time,and the sod isn't very deep rooted in a shady area with so many trees...

There are the main 3 reasons for taking the risk on the Timemaster 30...
So my question is:

Am I still a fool for investing in one of those things???
Its only about 7 acres per week that I need it for...
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:58 PM
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The commercial version will be out this spring.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:04 PM
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The commercial version will be out this spring.
I may get one, or another Snapper 21.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:22 PM
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And that's what I'm wondering,,, if it is better to get the 'Residential' version in its 2nd year or the 'Commercial' version in its Debut Year, since I only have 5 - 7 acres to maintain...

Hopefully more of the bugs worked out of its residential machine???
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:37 PM
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I have it, it's not bad at all. It mulches really well and it really cuts down on time on locations you have to push. I mulched leaves on a weekly basis with it this Fall for 5 of my clients. One pass with the mulch plug, then another pass with the bag on it and the yards were spotless. I'm sure the commercial version will be better, but if you don't have the extra money to spend on it this one should do fine for you. I'm the only one to operate mine and I take care of my equipment so I think I'll get some life out of it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:15 PM
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I have it, it's not bad at all. It mulches really well and it really cuts down on time on locations you have to push. I mulched leaves on a weekly basis with it this Fall for 5 of my clients. One pass with the mulch plug, then another pass with the bag on it and the yards were spotless. I'm sure the commercial version will be better, but if you don't have the extra money to spend on it this one should do fine for you. I'm the only one to operate mine and I take care of my equipment so I think I'll get some life out of it.
So you're saying the commercial unit may outlive me...
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:16 PM
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So you're saying the commercial unit may outlive me...
Lets hope not!
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:55 AM
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I've decided that in spite of everything I really need a decent sized push mower that can be used in a heavily populated area of trees...
Ride-ons of any kind makes way too many dead zones because there is no way to travel alternate routes, cornering is necessary in the same place every time,and the sod isn't very deep rooted in a shady area with so many trees...

There are the main 3 reasons for taking the risk on the Timemaster 30...
So my question is:

Am I still a fool for investing in one of those things???
Its only about 7 acres per week that I need it for...
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And that's what I'm wondering,,, if it is better to get the 'Residential' version in its 2nd year or the 'Commercial' version in its Debut Year, since I only have 5 - 7 acres to maintain...

Hopefully more of the bugs worked out of its residential machine???
I don't know about you, but if I had that much grass to cut I'd be using a larger mower.

Edit: It's a little early for me. I realize now that you cut a total of 5-7 acres a week. How much use do you need out of the mower each week? If it's only a 20-40 minute use per week then I'd say you could get away with the residential model.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:10 AM
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Look into a World Lawn 28" or 32" mower, the Timemaster won't last more than a few seasons if you buy the residential. You can get a World Lawn for only a few hundred more than the residential model. You have to think about the long term, if your going to stay in business you need to use Commercial equipment.

Most guys use a 21/22" and a 36" mower for small yards. The issue with a 30 inch mower is that it may not fit into some of the small gates.

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:03 AM
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Look into a World Lawn 28" or 32" mower, the Timemaster won't last more than a few seasons if you buy the residential. You can get a World Lawn for only a few hundred more than the residential model. You have to think about the long term, if your going to stay in business you need to use Commercial equipment.

Most guys use a 21/22" and a 36" mower for small yards. The issue with a 30 inch mower is that it may not fit into some of the small gates.

-Michael
This is basically a machine for a particular job... I even have the ability to leave the machine on site if I want too... and staying in business is not what I'm about,,, rather looking at perfecting this forestted area as I retire describes my thoughts toward the Timemaster...
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