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Old 01-01-2014, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ArTurf View Post
So the wheels simply stop turning?
No they don't spin fast enough, or have enough power to keep it going. They stay turning but very slowly...
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ArTurf View Post
I've read several reports these will not pull a hill. My question is do the wheels simply stop turning, engine bog down, wheels start slipping or what?
My wheels simply don't rotate. The engine is running at WOT (~3600rpm-tach verified), my drive handle is fully down, and the wheels don't pull the mower.

I received a recall for something with the left blade and a washer. When I take it in, I'm going to have it looked at, as the lack of drive is ridiculous.

Originally Posted by 35DollarLawns View Post
Out of the 3 options what truely has the best feel while using them. Side discharge, mulch, bagging.?
Side discharge, for me. Mulching just sends all the clippings to the right side and windrows them. There's no baffle on the front wall, so the blades aren't compartmentalized. I don't bag anything.

I'll experiment more, in 2014, as I just got the mower at the end of the season.
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Old 07-08-2015, 12:50 PM
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I sold my toro turfmaster because I found it terribly cumbersome and unbalanced to use. I still own two timemasters. I'm trying to debate if I should stick with the timemasters as a main tiny yard mower, go with y bravo, or perhaps go with an exmark 30. I realize it is as heavy as the timemaster but I've heard the controls and overall balance are way better. Any thoughts on those that have used both? I have a friend who said I could use his for a day so I won't be going into it blindly. Also, are the transmissions on the commercial machines the same design as what's on the timemaster? Thank you!
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