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OakNut's Toro TimeMaster Model 20199

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by OakNut, May 20, 2014.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Many grass cutters here bag clippings all day long. What a horrid waste of organic matter and robbed nutrients from the grass. The issue is...it is clearly faster than double cutting.

    I max out at 300 gallons of clippings then I'm done bagging for the day or a trip to the dump. It is not uncommon to see huge piles of clippings in open trailers or a huge mound of grass in a truck bed. Most run GHS Walkers here. Thus far I have avoided the draw of the dark side. :)
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  2. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378


    You need to try wet mulching soaked grass with the older lower lift TimeMaster blades. It does work.

    Dead serious.
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  3. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    As I mentioned, I bagged going one direction and did the "combo" going the other. When I got closer to the house, I bagged everything since I didn't want to blow clippings where they shouldn't be.

    It bagged the wet grass very well. I did another job last week where I bagged the whole lawn because it was wet and I had no issue with the rear chute clogging - a little grass built up at the edge of the chute near the blades, and eventually there was grass sticking to the "walls" of the chute, but that's it - it never clogged, or became restricted - the grass went into the bag where as it's supposed to.

    Bigger bag + wet grass = heavy bag. You guys with walk behinds who bag are surely used to it, but that was a big change from bagging with a 21" mower.
    Just need to empty before it gets filled when it's wet.
  4. cmos123

    cmos123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Thanks for all the info and pics. I will definitely be getting a Timemaster before next season starts and I go heavy into picking up business again. Maybe there will even be some deals on them over the winter/fall.
    Before when I was mowing almost full time I mulched %90 of the yards I mowed, all but the ignorant stubborn customers!
  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    As of 6:05 pm the TimeMaster is now equipped with a cup holder.

    :D :D
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  6. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 712

    I really like that Ferris.
  7. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    Don't let Uniontown fool you - the cost of living is low but so is the cost of life.... 40% of the residents are collecting some form of government assistance and good luck finding workers. It's an old coal mining community and the mines been dry for 30+ years.

    Oaknut If I buy a timemaster, which based off your review seems likely - I would be using it primarily on my "no trailer days" and just need to fab up something so I can put it in the bed. I'm thinking of making a flatbed insert into my truck bed with the ramp underneath it. That way I can put a 30" mower, 21" mower, 2 trimmers, 2 blowers, and gas cans in the 6 foot bed.

    I know what your saying about hauling around all the goodies associated with what we do. I have an extended cab on my truck - and the whole back is LOADED with stuff. Thinking about fabricating a rack for the back of it :laugh:

    Nice review none the less
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    I hate this button.


    Apart from my hatred of having to jam my thumb into it and hold it there until the engine stops, I had a little "oh crap" moment the other day.
    I finished my lawn and "drove" it up the ramp onto the trailer, and pushed the button to shut down the engine. Nothing happened - nothing at all - it just sat there running. Great.

    I pulled it off the trailer and jiggled the wires that run into the "switch" while pressing on the button. Nothing.

    Assuming it was a wiring issue I started looking...

    Hmmm... that doesn't seem right.



    Plugged the two couplings together and everything was fine - it shut down with the press of the button.


    I think it must have gotten snagged when I was pushing the mower under some pine trees with branches near the ground.

    Ooops. :eek:
  9. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    I don't push mine under any trees, as I don't have a cover fab'ed up for the governor spring. Yes, I have a tach. But, I'd rather not take chances of screwing up, like losing the governor spring.
  10. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 848

    I stopped at the dealer tonight - his timemaster has the filter but not the front baffle.... wtf TORO why did you design 3 different machines???

    Very frustrating trying to solve the riddle of purchase.

    Also his floor model's fuel filter was cracked - how does that happen to a floor model that is up on a shelf :laugh:

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