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Toro Timemaster 30 ( another review)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by acresofgreen, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,505

    If you are a solo guy like me the Timemaster will serve you well. If you run crews/have employees the commercial unit will last a lot longer and be cheaper to own in the long run.
    ericg likes this.
  2. SGL1

    SGL1 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Spring, TX
    Messages: 41

    My local Toro dealer today told me that they've been having trouble with the belts slipping quite a bit. Moreso on the Timemaster but an issue with both models, just not as bad on the Turfmaster/Exmark 30.

    The Timemaster would be great for me because I am a solo operator only doing residential lots right now and it would fill the gap until I build up my business and can afford to pay cash for a good commercial 34-36" walk behind. Or least finance a small amount.
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,273

    I got a 36" exmark metro walk behind for $1500 with about 200 hours. It has been great and I would recommend that over a $1000 push mower. I bought a timemaster but don't recommend it. The height adjustment was breaking, it couldn't handle one of my weekly accounts after less than 5 hours of use... I returned it.
  4. jmills002

    jmills002 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I replaced my back tires with the Exmark commercial 30. They last longer than the Toro.
  5. SGL1

    SGL1 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Spring, TX
    Messages: 41

    That's a great deal. I just want a smaller unit to get through narrow gates. I think a 32" or 34" walk behind. My dealer can sell me a 32" Gravely new for $2600 but I'm not sure if I want to go that route yet.
  6. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,566

    But, you can't do this with a WB. :laugh:

  7. pseudosun

    pseudosun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,739

    I'm surprised at my 2000 exmark 36". It's starting to burn oil, but i just add it before each cut. It will not die, and i will run it until it does die. The best $800 i ever spent.
  8. grassmonkey0311

    grassmonkey0311 LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD/NC
    Messages: 3,011

    Whiffy- Did you end up buying one? How do you like it?
  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,503

    No I will next year. Stuck it out with the 21s this year
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  10. Kawizx62003

    Kawizx62003 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,458

    I am not completely sold on the 30 turfmaster (I know this is thread for timemaster). Its a decent mower but as stated before in other threads it is underpowered. 90% of mine are weekly and still it bogs in a healthy lawn mulching. Yesterday the morning dew was heavy and it was an annoying first half day with it. I am not opposed to switching to 21's next year. It would be a crew of 2 with either... I am hoping they improve its capabilities. Then again could be different in your are which I am assuming is VA also. Im at 32 hours.

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