Toro Timemaster for light commercial use.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by gulfjoe, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was trying to get some of your professional opinions on this.

    Do you think that the Toro Timemaster 30" would hold up for 10-12 accounts once a week? yards are average 4000-9000 sqft.

    http://www.mowersdirect.com/Toro-20199-Lawn-Mower/p8053.html

    I am opening a small operation in my area and trying to find a good mower that wont break the bank. I open to other suggestions for other mowers. price range is about $900-$1800. I am having trouble finding anything decent on Craigslist in my area.

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  2. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do it. It's the best mower. Get the commercial version. The twin blade on my home version was our favorite mower last year. It mulches and bags amazing and its like a vacuum for leaves
     
  3. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think a 30 inch would be perfect. Id get the homeowner one cheap less than a g. You will be fine with that version.
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  4. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have owned a toro 21" recycler for 5 years and I love it. But it is not large enough or in near good enough condition to tackle 10-12 yards a week. I think I will take a shot at the homeowners version, and maybe upgrade from there if business was to pick up.
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  5. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Man also a 36 inch used walk behind would be a good one for you and just use that 21 here and there if need be.

    A belt drive used 36 vs the Toro 30.
    That's a tough decision.
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  6. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't find a decent used WB 36. And I have looked at new ones in the 1200-1800 price range and read a bunch of bad reviews about belts slipping off and mulching blades sucking. I really ah vent read nothing bad about this mower, just wanting to know if it would hold up for a small commercial business.
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  7. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think the timemaster would be great. I've thought about getting one too. There are some really great older used walk behinds too.
    It's a hard choice IMHO.
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  8. gulfjoe

    gulfjoe LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What do you guys think of this mower and do you thinks it is worth $1650 he emailed and said he lowered the price...

    http://greenville.craigslist.org/for/3509577795.html

    What are some issues and things I should look out for on this particular mower?
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