Toro 30" Turfmaster

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grzube, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Grzube

    Grzube LawnSite Member
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    Sure, I read that post, some good info about consummer vs commercial. I'm leaning towards the commercial just based on the durability of our 21" Toro pro-line honda powered mowers.
     
  2. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Same here, I think people who bought it kinda knew that it wouldnt hold up, but for $900 it was worth a shot, I think if you are a homeowner with a larger yard it would be perfect and last years. Its the same with residential 21" mowers, sure they cut the grass once a week 30 times a year, but 30 times a day, 5 days a week, not so much. I look forward to getting the commercial version, whether it lasts or not, only time will tell.
     
  3. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah I see your point. But didn't the LCO in that thread put like 600 hours on his Timemaster? That's more than 30 mows/year.
     
  4. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like it will be a great mower can't wait to read the reviews here.
     
  5. Grzube

    Grzube LawnSite Member
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    One of the differences bewteen the t/cutter & turfmaster is the handle on the timecutter can adj straight up 90 degrees vs the t/master is fixed, so if you have an enclosed trailer like we run, the adj handle makes a huge diff.
     
  6. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    I find that for most people a folding handle is more of a gimmick type thing, like if you store it in the garage next to a car or something, 99% of commercial stuff doesnt have it. It usually makes the handle assembly more flimsy. Although my ryan aeartor has one, and toro snowblower, lol, but I never use that feature. I could understand with an enclosed trailer though, depending on the size. But if you need to fold the handle then I think its time for a bigger trailer, but Im sure you know that, or are getting to that point when a bigger trailer is on the horizon.
     
  7. Grzube

    Grzube LawnSite Member
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    We have 16 ft enclosed trailers, x2 48 ztrns & 21" per trailer, and added a timecutter, it wouldn't of fit w/o the flex handle, but it was only a test, the 21" is coming out this season leaving room for the new commercial turfmasters!!!
     
  8. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Nice. but dont discount the 21", I'd keep it in the back of truck or something, or even build a small platform above where the turfmaster will go to store it, then atleast you got it if you every need it.
     
  9. Grzube

    Grzube LawnSite Member
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    Ideally it would be best to always have a 21" in the line up, will have to get creative and re-think set ups for certain cutting days.
     
  10. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Yeah its tough to make one setup, because day to day you might not need everything or use certian peices only a couple days. Wish you the best.
     

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