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Old 02-02-2013, 09:12 PM
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I called toro on the turfmaster, they did not have a lot of info on it. They read to me what I could easily read online. My dealer got it in for me to look at, but at twice the price ($1899) of the timemaster ($999) I need more info. Wish toro would step up and CLEARLY explain how much has changed on this vs the residential model.

Really interested in the transmission, it looks Identical to the timemaster underneath. Maybe toro can clear this up?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:10 AM
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its a one speed slip the belt to vary speed trans. wont work in commercial conditions. yes it will go fast-no it wont go slow -without you pushing it
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:43 AM
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Not sure how you came to that assumption, most commercial 21" mowers are belt-slip other than honda, they work fine, you just dont squeeze as hard, I've used commercial 21" Toro for years and never had any issue, sure the belts wear out over time, but thats what belts do. I know this machine isnt for everyone but it will have a calling when a 21" would be used, but a 32/36 walkbehind wouldnt.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:38 PM
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its a one speed slip the belt to vary speed trans. wont work in commercial conditions. yes it will go fast-no it wont go slow -without you pushing it
My Exmark 21 s series works like that. No issues with it, great mower.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:51 PM
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I think i'm going to go to my dealers open house on Feb 26. They are an authorized dealer for Exmark. They're going to have all the new mowers for demo and a lunch catered so i figured what the heck.. Can't wait to see the new mowers...
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:53 PM
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The area inside of 2 15 inch circles is almost exactly the same as 1 21 inch circle. The square inch area of a 21 inch mower is 346 square inches while the square inch area of the 30 inch with dual 15's is 352 total. You probably have a point, but I feel power won't be a problem. We will find out soon!



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Would you can to show us the simple math? I don't need math to tell me that 2 15" blades weigh more than 1 21" blade, and are therefore, harder to get up to speed and harder to keep up to speed in thick grass, than 1 21" blade.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:46 PM
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The area inside of 2 15 inch circles is almost exactly the same as 1 21 inch circle. The square inch area of a 21 inch mower is 346 square inches while the square inch area of the 30 inch with dual 15's is 352 total. You probably have a point, but I feel power won't be a problem. We will find out soon!
It doesn't work like that. You are cutting a swath of grass 30" wide vs. 21" wide. The area behind the cutting swath has already been cut.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:49 AM
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I have the timemaster used it last yr only!
great for summer and fall!
But this thing sucks in the spring really not enough Hp!

so looking at the commericial models there is no real change that i can ssee

a Waste of money
also shame on toro for thinking we are stupid to pay extra $1000 for a bigger gas tank!1
IMO Toro has gotton GREEDy
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:23 AM
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try slipping the belt when mowing thick spongy st aug grass. or mowing hills. its a cheap way of getting around installing a real trans and toro is just taking the cheap way out
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:52 PM
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try slipping the belt when mowing thick spongy st aug grass. or mowing hills. its a cheap way of getting around installing a real trans and toro is just taking the cheap way out
What do you mean exactly by "slipping the belt?"
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