Rated 5 out of 5??by bill1946 Excellent
The Time Master is just what I needed for a larger yard.
April 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5??by FarmerFrank Nice mower, somewhat overpriced
Needing a mower for nearly an acre yard in the N Ga mountains, I decided to give this mower a try. Don't care about riding/zero turn mowers, plus a walk behind is great exercise for the heart. First use I mowed completely mulching, will try bag and side discharge later. The mower does a nice job of mulching. The cut was smooth and the end result was a nice looking lawn. I did not find the mower to be underpowered as some reveiws suggested. Yes you do need to engage the blade slowly to keep the engine from bogging, but every walk behind mower I have ever owned was the same. Getting used to the variable speed was a bit tricky, but it didn't take long to get used to it. The mower did well on slopes when cutting across slopes, but does struggle a bit when going up a slope - like when you're finsihed and headed back to the garage. My biggest complaint about this mower is the woefully undersized gas tank, .3 gallons is not nearly enough. All in all it is a decent mower.
April 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5??by Chris2512 Definitely cuts down on mowing time
Mower is pretty good. Having some trouble with the self propel not pulling like it should. The carburetor loads up when you turn it off and is very hard to get started back.
April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5??by Bruce1 Mower Works Well
I live in Florida so mowing grass is a year round chore. It took me a few tries before I got the handle of this mower. I upgraded from a Toro 21??? with a Honda Engine. The engine has plenty of power to push through six inches of St. Augustine grass, and the bag holds quite a bit of clippings. I have had no problems with the engine not starting as some have said in other posts. It is big, and don???t assume you can push this mower without the self-propel, that is not happening. The Self-propel will go as fast as you can walk. Overall very happy with this mower, and the guy next store will wish that he had one.
March 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5??by Ironbear Great machine when it starts
I have owned this machine for only about 7 months and have only used it 2 times, then ran it out of fuel, did everything recommended for storage and went to bring it back to life What a disappointment, Toro very unsatisfied at this point.
January 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5??by ScooterInMinn Seems like a very good machine, but only used once
Purchased late in the fall so only used once and then it snowed the next day. Since I was prompted for a review when I registered I thought I'd give my initial thoughts. First, the gas tank is WAY too small. I ran out 2/3 of the way through my 0.3 acre lawn. I never ran out of gas with my 22" mower, so running to get the gas can cuts into the 40% savings in time Toro claims with this mower. I don't have a system down yet with my fenced yard and I was fiddling with deck height while it was running, but I'm fairly certain I still would have run out of gas. The self-propel drive is a little too sensitive. I got better at using it, but there was a lot of acceleration/deceleration with the slightest movement of the handle over the small bumps in my lawn. Finally, I'm not sure yet of the use of the traction assist handle. I did not use it at all and it kept pinching my thumbs between it and the self-propel drive handle. Despite these thing, I still loved using it and have no regrets.
November 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5??by JamesD This would be a fine machine if I could keep it out of the repair shop.
I have had the 20200 for 18 months and it has been back for repair at least 10 times already. I use the lowest ethanol yet the carb needed replacement after about 2 months. The first time I used it after that repair white smoke poured out and I thought it had burned a piston or dropped a valve. I was told that was normal and it did not happen again. However, it had tremendous run-on and back firing after being used. It frequently will not start and each time there is a different excuse (2 spark plugs replaced, carb cleaning, etc). Now the cable to engage the blades has snapped and I have been unable to cut my grass more than 3-4 times before it goes back to the shop for repairs. The two year warranty is coming to a close and I may be stuck with a very unreliable machine. Too bad, I really like it when it is working.
November 4, 2014
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