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Old 06-15-2014, 03:14 AM
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Many grass cutters here bag clippings all day long. What a horrid waste of organic matter and robbed nutrients from the grass. The issue is...it is clearly faster than double cutting.

I max out at 300 gallons of clippings then I'm done bagging for the day or a trip to the dump. It is not uncommon to see huge piles of clippings in open trailers or a huge mound of grass in a truck bed. Most run GHS Walkers here. Thus far I have avoided the draw of the dark side.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:16 AM
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OakNut,

You need to try wet mulching soaked grass with the older lower lift TimeMaster blades. It does work.

Dead serious.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:10 AM
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Sorry, I meant to ask if it bagged well. I noticed you had the discharge chute open with the bag on too. I was meaning to ask if you ever went full bag in the wet grass, and how it worked.

As I mentioned, I bagged going one direction and did the "combo" going the other. When I got closer to the house, I bagged everything since I didn't want to blow clippings where they shouldn't be.

It bagged the wet grass very well. I did another job last week where I bagged the whole lawn because it was wet and I had no issue with the rear chute clogging - a little grass built up at the edge of the chute near the blades, and eventually there was grass sticking to the "walls" of the chute, but that's it - it never clogged, or became restricted - the grass went into the bag where as it's supposed to.

Bigger bag + wet grass = heavy bag. You guys with walk behinds who bag are surely used to it, but that was a big change from bagging with a 21" mower.
Just need to empty before it gets filled when it's wet.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for all the info and pics. I will definitely be getting a Timemaster before next season starts and I go heavy into picking up business again. Maybe there will even be some deals on them over the winter/fall.
Before when I was mowing almost full time I mulched %90 of the yards I mowed, all but the ignorant stubborn customers!
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:11 PM
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As of 6:05 pm the TimeMaster is now equipped with a cup holder.


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Old 06-15-2014, 08:29 PM
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:54 PM
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Don't let Uniontown fool you - the cost of living is low but so is the cost of life.... 40% of the residents are collecting some form of government assistance and good luck finding workers. It's an old coal mining community and the mines been dry for 30+ years.

Oaknut If I buy a timemaster, which based off your review seems likely - I would be using it primarily on my "no trailer days" and just need to fab up something so I can put it in the bed. I'm thinking of making a flatbed insert into my truck bed with the ramp underneath it. That way I can put a 30" mower, 21" mower, 2 trimmers, 2 blowers, and gas cans in the 6 foot bed.

I know what your saying about hauling around all the goodies associated with what we do. I have an extended cab on my truck - and the whole back is LOADED with stuff. Thinking about fabricating a rack for the back of it


Nice review none the less
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:44 AM
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I hate this button.




Apart from my hatred of having to jam my thumb into it and hold it there until the engine stops, I had a little "oh crap" moment the other day.
I finished my lawn and "drove" it up the ramp onto the trailer, and pushed the button to shut down the engine. Nothing happened - nothing at all - it just sat there running. Great.

I pulled it off the trailer and jiggled the wires that run into the "switch" while pressing on the button. Nothing.

Assuming it was a wiring issue I started looking...

Hmmm... that doesn't seem right.






Plugged the two couplings together and everything was fine - it shut down with the press of the button.





I think it must have gotten snagged when I was pushing the mower under some pine trees with branches near the ground.

Ooops.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:45 AM
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I think it must have gotten snagged when I was pushing the mower under some pine trees with branches near the ground.
I don't push mine under any trees, as I don't have a cover fab'ed up for the governor spring. Yes, I have a tach. But, I'd rather not take chances of screwing up, like losing the governor spring.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:08 PM
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I stopped at the dealer tonight - his timemaster has the filter but not the front baffle.... wtf TORO why did you design 3 different machines???

Very frustrating trying to solve the riddle of purchase.

Also his floor model's fuel filter was cracked - how does that happen to a floor model that is up on a shelf
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