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. stansoph

    stansoph LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    The deck was blowing out around the edges. It would blow leaves away instead of sucking them up.
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    MS_SURVEYOR LawnSite Bronze Member
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    try this

    Mower Deck Blowout Google Search

    mower deck blowout for me is when there is too much air flow within the deck causing clippings to blowout around the deck as much or more than what is coming out of the discharge chute. The results are excess grass clippings on top of the deck, and you.
  3. stansoph

    stansoph LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Basically what was happening at 1/2" extra deflection. 1/4" has more vacuum than the other at 1/2".

    I need another cup of coffee--my answers are probably not the best. ;)
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  4. stansoph

    stansoph LawnSite Member
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    I mulch mow so the 1/4" lift works great. If you are catching then the 1/2" or more would probably work better since there is more flow thru the catcher.
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  5. LawnSalon

    LawnSalon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I have never experienced blowout so I was unfamiliar with the terminology. Thanks for the clarification.
  6. johnu

    johnu LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    After a summer of use with my Timemaster with mulch blades added from a Turfmaster..... I'm still happy with my purchase. It mulched my deep grass without issues. Turfmaster blades are much better then the standard blade that comes on the Timemaster, which loaded the deck undersides with grass and had to be cleaned after every use or it smelled. The Turfmaster blades leave the deck almost grass free after a mulching. This fall it sucked up leaves and bagged with no issues.... As you lower the deck the vacuum improves of course.
    My Honda 21" hydo stayed on the sides lines for my wife to use when I traveled. Yes, the Honda is quieter but I love the 40 minute mow times with the Toro vs the 60 minutes with the Honda.
  7. wmaley

    wmaley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have both also, Toro Personal Pace is a beast too. But Toro 30 is junk. Had it a year, blew engine, Toro wont stand behind it.
  8. Ready to Mow

    Ready to Mow LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,912

    You aren't cutting low enough. It's just laying it over.

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