Rated 5 out of 5??by RichieK Great time saver
Have used this for one entire season. The name is appropriate, as it saves a lot of time versus the 22" Toro Personal Pace from which I upgraded. I did not have to plug the charger in one time all season and it started right away after winter storage (which is a long time here in Minnesota).
Overall satisfied, but I am disappointed with the wash-out port. It is basically worthless in my opinion. The belt from the transmission came off late this season, but the local dealer reinstalled it at no charge to me.
The folding handle is a breeze to use and a real space saver. This 30" mower takes up less storage space than my previous 22" mower simply because of the easy fold handle.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by cooperct Does a excellent cutting,easy to operate.Nice Mower
Excellent machine, big time saver. Does a nice job on my empire zoysia lawn.
October 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5??by SDC12345 Do not buy this product
All around Terrible mower. Terrible Dependability. My mower has been repaired 4 times in less than 4 months. Terrible cut quality my 20 year old mower cuts better than the time master. It takes multiple passes to cut your grass even to a passable level. Time waster is a better term. This product is junk. Toro has not stood behind their product. Definitely not an upgrade for a 20 year old mower. Save yourself the money and purchase something different.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Redeye18 Great mower
This mower gets down to business. The mower started right up, mowed my front yard and my neighbors in less than 1/2 hours. I look forward to using this mower, this is my 3rd Toro - all have given great service.
September 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5??by Tom8789 Drive System Under-powered and Gas Tank Too Small
I traded in my 21" Recycler for the 30" w/electric start. The 30" was a bit pricey, but I hoped it would pay for itself with time savings in mowing time. It might have done that except that it runs out of gas 3/4 of the way through the job. Never had this problem with my 21". An even bigger problem is that the drive-train is way, way, under-powered. The mower can't carry its own weight up slopes and hills without me having to push it along (and I mean push hard). Any self-propelled mower I ever had, including my old 21" recycler, could pull itself up hills and slopes. My wife refuses to use it saying it is too difficult to handle. I agree with her. Very dissappointed in this machine. I wasted $1,000+ on this one. Do yourselves a favor, learn from my mistake.
August 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Short great product
after initial problems, gasket missing and it went into the shop immediately, fuse blowing on electric start after one week, this is an excellent mower and yes the 30 inch bed definitely cuts mowing time in half . Would like to add that Toro Customer Care did an excellent job handling the initial problems that we had. Repairs were made and they also sent to us by mail extra fuses for later if needed. Great service all around
August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by P4ewM Great mower but the gas tank is too small
We have a 1/2 acre lot. The quality of cut and operation were very good. No grass build up. It walks with you at your speed, like advertised. No real effort to move it. Power was good on our many hills here. It is a heavy mower so pulling it backwards or uphill takes a bit of effort. My only complaint is the size of the gas tank. If we make a mower that is 30 inches wide, then why make the gas tank so small? I was disappointed to see I ran out just about 2/3 of the way through. I will admit I have hills, but the tank should be huge for a mower that is meant for a lot of cutting. Overall I am happy with what I saw for quality of cut and operation. I only gave it four stars due to the gas tank size. It would seem easy to make a larger gas tank that fits the same engine, just make it taller...PLEASE?? If an engineer reads this, you can use my mower as a test product for the taller tank. Can't wait to hear from you. If you need me, I'll be at the gas station. Give me a call.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by overrev WOW!
I just bought my TimeMaster, and WOW!. I have had other Toro products years ago, and it looks like no designers have retired. Unpacking and set up took all of ten minutes. My yard is 140'x80', but the whole thing is a slope of from 50 to 68%. This monster did not even notice . I was VERY surprised at the ease of handling-it out-maneuvers any 21 inch I have ever owned. The grab handle for uphill slope is a great feature that, initially, I thought was just for show; but it really is a huge help in control. Overall, a great design and very well built.
July 31, 2014