I'm getting a Toro Timemaster 30

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Smallaxe, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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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...
     
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    The commercial version will be out this spring.
     
  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    I may get one, or another Snapper 21.
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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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???
     
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    The commercial version will have a Kawi engine that is proven. The wheels are likely to be the same on the 21" commercial toro
     
  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    It looks like the commercial version makes more sense in your application. I am going back and forth between a resi mower and the commercial version too. At least with the commercial version we get a longer warranty and, most likely, they will do free upgrades for a while. All that said, $999 is a lot more attractive price than $1799.
     
  7. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    I suspect you can get the commercial version for the mid 16 or less.
     
  9. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good point... I'll need the dealer to get one of each for a side by side comparison... :)
     
  10. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    One other thought: the commercial version is a good bit heavier than the Timemaster.
     

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