Rated 5 out of 5??by BigTex Awesome
Bought today for $999. Used it once and it shocking how much faster it is than my 21". Engaging the blade belts and inclines take a little getting used to but wow, this is awesome. It handles much better than I thought. Turning is a snap. With a 3 yr warranty I assume the dependability will be great but I can't rate that obviously. Bought from a local dealer.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Lawnguy55 This mower has great manuverability
The machine starts very easily and when it comes to manuverabily for the weight of the machine it is very easy to manuver around objects. The blade break system is a time saver when emptying the bag.
Love the bagging feature.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by ToroFan Superior Mower with 1 exception!
I absolutely love the performance of this mower. It definitely cut my mowing time by half. The walk behind feature makes cutting my 11,000 sq ft yard a breeze. We have a lot of plant beds which has me cutting in circles quite a bit. With the wide track extending well beyond the back wheels, it hugs the circle beds nicely. I run it as a mulcher and believe me, the twin blades have no trouble chopping through even the high grass. I don't recommend cutting when the grass is wet though. The mower starts up nicely with 1 medium tug, and no priming required. However, I found out that once the mower has been running for a while, it is difficult to restart if you run out of gas or shut it down for any reason. You have to wait around 15 minutes for it to cool down. Not exactly what I had in mind when reading all of the guaranteed start stickers plastered all over the machine.
March 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by SHAWN815 CLEANING ING
CLEANING AFTER USE ISNT AS EASY AS MANUAL SAYS ALOT OF GRASS STILL ON UNDERSIDE OF MOWER
March 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5??by toeknee OIL LEAK
Actually, I cannot give it a rating since I didn't even get to use it. I just purchased this mower 2 weeks ago. After getting it together and running it up and down the driveway a few times, I was anxious to make the first cut. About a week later, when I went to do so, I noticed an oil leak in front of the engine and it was running between the front wheels off of the deck. I cannot find a local dealer who will honor the warranty since it was not purchased from them. I am returning it tomorrow.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Will2014 Excellent cut
Had this mower for one season and it produces an excellent cut on my Bermuda grass. Starts up every time without any difficulty pulling the cord. I have 15000 sq ft of grass to cut and it took me about an hour. The Toro 30" mower cuts my time by 15-20 minutes.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by GrassFan Great mower, great leaf vac, just don't cut high, wet grass
Some TimeMasters have been recalled for breaking blades. Do a search if you have one.
I was initially frustrated by this mower's inability to handle tall or wet grass (either mulching or side discharge). It's a 30" mower with a 21" motor. But it starts easily hot or cold, so I kept it. I use pure gas without any ethanol. Do a search to find that, it's worth it. When I mow frequently, it flies and really does save time. I like the speed control a lot.
In November I tried it on leaves. It rocks as a leaf vac! Bag fills almost immediately, so you have to dump it often, but it just mulches the leaves when the bag is full. The bag comes off and remounts very easily. Leaves are chopped but not as fine as a leaf vac. I am buying another bag so my wife can dump one while I fill the other. We chopped and piled our leaves faster than any other machine we have used.
In short, great mower, but you have to respect its lack of power and work with that.
December 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5??by Campbellean Been in the shop more than I've used it.
I was very excited to get this mower after moving to a new house with a little over an acre. However, it's been in the shop more than I've been able to use it since I got it last March.
The 30' blade is great and the maneuverability is good for a larger mower. However, I just can't seem to keep it working. Too bad, now I'm stuck with it. Wish I could trade it in b/c I paid too much for it to just get rid of it.
October 11, 2013