Toro Timemaster 30" Just arrived today and it has the worst cut I've ever seen

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by indy_gt, May 11, 2012.

  1. indy_gt

    indy_gt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Just got one shipped in today and cut the lawn tonight. I last mowed last five days ago via a 22" mower at 3.5" tall and today mowed with the Toro 30" at 3.5" (front and rear) with the side chute closed (mulching). We've been dry for a few days and the grass was dry.

    This thing has the worst cut I've ever seen. Its not even close to being an even cut. Just right of center its leaving rows of missed grass. The Toro customer service line referred me to a local dealer to call on Monday. I dont see any mechanical defects as the blades engage fine. Anyone seeing this issue?

    A few pictures are attached (links online for 30 or 60 days if your reading this post in the future). [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    Try sharpening the blades, often new blades don't have a great edge on them or its covered with paint.
  3. indy_gt

    indy_gt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Blades are fine. Dealer is three weeks out on anything dropped off.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I saved your pictures to a library that isn't gone in 60 days.

  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    the luster is off the pearl?
  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,763

    Engine rpm's too low?
  7. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    I wonder if you could get megmo blades for it
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,486

    I doubt it as those are timed blades and not staggered. Its too bad this mower is flopping as interest was so high.
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  10. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
    Messages: 447

    What a shame. Funny too because my Toro Personal Pace is an absolute beast.

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