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Old 04-04-2012, 07:14 PM
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Toro Dealers also sell non-commercial homeowner units...right?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:22 PM
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Toro Dealers also sell non-commercial homeowner units...right?
The dealers in my area do.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:06 PM
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Toro Dealers also sell non-commercial homeowner units...right?
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The dealers in my area do.
which is why I said if it isn't commercial.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:35 PM
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Toro 30

I bought this mower for my wife. She handles the old PETA clients. I was surprised when setting it up. It was much stronger than I thought it would be. She love the machine for the little yards that will not even allow a 32 to fit. Will it hold up? I think as long as none of the boys get a hold of it things will be fine. It does struggle in tall wet grass, but once dry is fine. Just my little experience. I don't care what the cost keeping the gals happy is worth every cent
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:22 PM
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I had every intention of buying one of these until I got my hands on one. It's heavy. Way too heavy to be muscling around any yard.

IMO it's filling a niche that doesn't exist. It's too big, clumsy and heavy to use on any property with any kind of slope or obstructions, ie: beds, trees, etc. If you have a relatively level yard with any size to it you're much better off with some kind of a riding lawn tractor. I'm speaking from the viewpoint of a homeowner that's going to do their own work.

I personally have a 21" commercial lawnboy which cost $800 seven years ago. I use it on all of my smaller properties. It will do things on a difficult yard that the TTM couldn't do in a thousand years. Toro might sell a few of these but I think they've laid a dud. The problems I've mentioned are probably why a similar design wasn't built by another manufacturer twenty years ago.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:38 PM
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I bought this mower for my wife. She handles the old PETA clients. I was surprised when setting it up. It was much stronger than I thought it would be. She love the machine for the little yards that will not even allow a 32 to fit. Will it hold up? I think as long as none of the boys get a hold of it things will be fine. It does struggle in tall wet grass, but once dry is fine. Just my little experience. I don't care what the cost keeping the gals happy is worth every cent
I have real mixed feeling about this mower. I'm trying to makes sense out of it. I already a Ybravo 25 and I own a BOP Quickie 32. My wife struggles with both those.mowers. maybe she won't struggle with.the Toro 30....?

Maybe I.should forget about buying this mower.and.tell my wife.to get a regular job.to pay wages for helper who can run what I.already own....?


Being a glutton for punishment I'll probably buy the electric start version for her and see.what.happens.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:58 PM
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I have real mixed feeling about this mower. I'm trying to makes sense out of it. I already a Ybravo 25 and I own a BOP Quickie 32. My wife struggles with both those.mowers. maybe she won't struggle with.the Toro 30....?

Maybe I.should forget about buying this mower.and.tell my wife.to get a regular job.to pay wages for helper who can run what I.already own....?


Being a glutton for punishment I'll probably buy the electric start version for her and see.what.happens.
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If your wife can't handle the Ybravo 25 I doubt she will be able to handle a Timemaster 30. I would get her a 21" Toro or Honda.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:00 PM
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no way a woman is going to be able to muscle this thing around .
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:07 PM
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I have real mixed feeling about this mower. I'm trying to makes sense out of it. I already a Ybravo 25 and I own a BOP Quickie 32. My wife struggles with both those.mowers. maybe she won't struggle with.the Toro 30....?

Maybe I.should forget about buying this mower.and.tell my wife.to get a regular job.to pay wages for helper who can run what I.already own....?


Being a glutton for punishment I'll probably buy the electric start version for her and see.what.happens.
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Get her an all electric mower, nothing lighter than that. What happened to her being Queen of the flowerbeds?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:09 PM
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no way a woman is going to be able to muscle this thing around .
The video of the small stature women leads the world to belive otherwise. 21" mowers are timewasters IMO unless the slope or swell is so extreme a Ybravo 25 won't work.

The Ybravo 25 is a time.waster unless I can't.get by BOP.Quickie 32 to work in.a spot.or.swell. Or it is so.blasted wet I can't mow.with.my Q32.

Fwiw.... despite all the damp.grass hatred towards BOP mowers the 32 can push in the rain to a.point with the right blades. See the 99-127 thread.
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