toro turfmaster review

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Schrock Lawns, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    Well after owning the Toro turf master 30 for like 7 hours and using it for 15 minute before it started to snow here, here’s my review if it dries up tomorrow or Monday I’ll do a little more in-depth one.

    -Felt like I was cutting twice the grass in the same pass
    -as maneuverable as a commercial 21in mower
    -bags good (I had small twigs in my yard from the last storm and mulch that washed out and it sucked it right up)
    -didn’t leave ruts for being a 200lb mower I was cutting when it was drizzling

    -weight takes 2 people to load in truck bed but the productivity makes up for it
    -can’t just wip it around like a normal 21 you have kinda make a 3pt/big turn then back up
    -the BBC is a little annoying
    -height adjust is hard to get used to
    -the price of 1800 even though my dealer threw in a free set of blades

    Honestly this mower is good but if you already have a 36 stander/wb this is a waste in my opinion but if you don’t it’s a good purchase, it seems like it has plenty of power but we will see in spring grass. My opinions/pros-cons might change as I get more hours on the mower. I’ll try and do a full review in the next few days.
  2. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. Utah Lawn Care

    Utah Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,560

    I am very interested in any updates you can give us. I plan on getting one as my main residential mower. Keep us updated!
  4. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 731

    subsribed here too. Ive been considering this mower to increase productivity without stepping up to a full blown walk behind. Thanks for the inital review. When you have more time with it, I look forward to hearing the full blown review. Good luck, and hopefully the winter will end soon and warmer weather will bring on some growth.
  5. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    I have last years model it is lighter by 80 lbs and cuts amazing.
  6. Schrock Lawns

    Schrock Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    From my impression if you have a small backyard like really small townhouse small a 21 would be faster but if you have something pretty big this will be the mower for you
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  7. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    what blades do these mowers have on them? A lot the complaint of the Toro Timemaster was about the blades. I saw my friend's timemaster and the blades looked like gator blades. Why would you only make mulching blades for a machine like this? I hope they have a hi-lift blade for the commercial unit.
  8. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've been keeping my eye on this mower but unfortunately I don't see one in my future.

    I already have a 36" walkbehind and the few properties I have where I can't get it in the back gate, I can't get a 30" either. yes I have a few properties with 24" gate openings.

    otherwise depending on how well this mower performs, I could see it being very useful.
  9. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can you post pics of the blades?

    Every possible angle?
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  10. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    exact rototilling: can i pm you about some questions on your mowing setup?
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