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The truth about the time master

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by beachtownlawnservice, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    Toro Dealers also sell non-commercial homeowner units...right?
  2. 1whitetail

    1whitetail LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 149

    The dealers in my area do.
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    which is why I said if it isn't commercial.
  4. rmland

    rmland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I bought this mower for my wife. She handles the old PETA clients. I was surprised when setting it up. It was much stronger than I thought it would be. She love the machine for the little yards that will not even allow a 32 to fit. Will it hold up? I think as long as none of the boys get a hold of it things will be fine. It does struggle in tall wet grass, but once dry is fine. Just my little experience. I don't care what the cost keeping the gals happy is worth every cent
  5. CutterCutter

    CutterCutter LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Messages: 76

    I had every intention of buying one of these until I got my hands on one. It's heavy. Way too heavy to be muscling around any yard.

    IMO it's filling a niche that doesn't exist. It's too big, clumsy and heavy to use on any property with any kind of slope or obstructions, ie: beds, trees, etc. If you have a relatively level yard with any size to it you're much better off with some kind of a riding lawn tractor. I'm speaking from the viewpoint of a homeowner that's going to do their own work.

    I personally have a 21" commercial lawnboy which cost $800 seven years ago. I use it on all of my smaller properties. It will do things on a difficult yard that the TTM couldn't do in a thousand years. Toro might sell a few of these but I think they've laid a dud. The problems I've mentioned are probably why a similar design wasn't built by another manufacturer twenty years ago.
  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    I have real mixed feeling about this mower. I'm trying to makes sense out of it. I already a Ybravo 25 and I own a BOP Quickie 32. My wife struggles with both those.mowers. maybe she won't struggle with.the Toro 30....?

    Maybe I.should forget about buying this mower.and.tell my wife.to get a regular job.to pay wages for helper who can run what I.already own....?

    Being a glutton for punishment I'll probably buy the electric start version for her and see.what.happens. :hammerhead:
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  7. 1whitetail

    1whitetail LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 149

    If your wife can't handle the Ybravo 25 I doubt she will be able to handle a Timemaster 30. I would get her a 21" Toro or Honda.
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    no way a woman is going to be able to muscle this thing around .
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,159

    Get her an all electric mower, nothing lighter than that. What happened to her being Queen of the flowerbeds?:usflag:
  10. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    The video of the small stature women leads the world to belive otherwise. 21" mowers are timewasters IMO unless the slope or swell is so extreme a Ybravo 25 won't work.

    The Ybravo 25 is a time.waster unless I can't.get by BOP.Quickie 32 to work in.a spot.or.swell. Or it is so.blasted wet I can't mow.with.my Q32.

    Fwiw.... despite all the damp.grass hatred towards BOP mowers the 32 can push in the rain to a.point with the right blades. See the 99-127 thread.
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