Toro TimeMaster 30 vs Exmark Commercial 30 vs Toro Commercial 30 vs yBravo 25

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Exact Rototilling, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are you able to vary the throttle speed? Was it rutting?
     
  2. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fixed throttle and it ruts very little.

    Honestly the yBravo25 was rutting since the wheels are narrower.... :(
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  3. Exact Rototilling

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    This issue of having a throttle on the TurfMaster vs the fixed throttle on the TimeMaster plus the ability to now higher than 4" just might sway me to take the plunge on the heavier mower...?

    The lack of the being able to fold down the handle to get under tree branches and stowing it vertical would be sorely missed.
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  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Any chance of putting the Timemaster handle on a Turfmaster??
     
  5. Exact Rototilling

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    Maybe...don't know...probably not feasible... or cost hassle effective...?

    Funny. Just buy a TimeMaster :)
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  6. Exact Rototilling

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    Just for the record I clearly prefer the lower lift TimeMaster blades over the higher lift TurfMaster blades for mulch mowing.

    Over a full week after hydro mulch mowing there was little evidence of dried grass clumps.

    I have also found with my other mowers lower lift blades simply mulch mow better than higher lift blades do.

    Has anyone gotten a clear answer on what is the TurfMaster mulch kit....?

    Then again many dealers think the blades are the same...?


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  7. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Gold Member
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    My results have been the opposite of yours, at least so far as the commercial blades have cut much crisper with no clumping. Perhaps it is the area we live in.

    There is a thread somewhere that has a picture of the mulch baffle. Wouldn't the grass buildup accomplish the same purpose?
     
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What the heck is "hydro mulching"? Mowing wet grass?


    Heck, my SR4 mulches beautifully when it's wet - all the clippings stick to the deck and nothing falls until you shut her down! LOL
     
  9. johnu

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    One thing I've noticed using the Turfmaster (highlift) blades mulching is the lack of any grass buildup under the deck. The standard blade left a ring of grass around the deck with heavy buildup in the middle open area between the blades on the front of the deck.
    An earlier post mentioned they had ordered a second baffle to attach to that area.
     
  10. Exact Rototilling

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    Yes "Hydro Mulching" is just that. The lower lift TimeMaster blades do not Over process the clippings and do not leave a mowed hayfeild appearance. Very little evidence the following week of hydro mulching except where I intentionally hit standing water in the low part of a lawn that had 4"-6" of water and the deck unloaded much of the accumulation of clippings.

    Granted if I have to bag wet grass ....yBravo25 hands down.

    Mulching wet grass thus far TimeMaster with stock blades and mulch plug.

    The caveat is once you notice the deck spitting out half dollar to silver dollar clumps....keep blades engaged until you can make it to a convenient place to stop blades and clean the deck.

    Just for the record I do have a wide assortment of blades I'm testing on the yBravo25. :)

    *** a max length thus longer spindle bolt is A MUST on the yBravo25 with non OEM thicker and heavier blades at full spec torque.*** 70 ft lbs. If I remember correctly.
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    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013

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