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Groundsmaster® 3280-D 4WD (30345)

  • Kubota® 24.8 hp (18.5 kW) 3-cylinder diesel
  • Guardian® Recycler®, Side or Rear Dischage Cutting Decks
  • Width of Cut Options - 52 inch (132cm) to 72 inch (183 cm) available
  • All-Season Attachments
Toro took the best of the Groundsmaster® 200 series mowers to create the Groundsmaster® 3280-D; an all-purpose mower able to meet the stringent cutting demands of today.
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Folding Rollover Protection System (ROPS) 3280

A Rollover Protection System (ROPS), complete with seat belt, comes standard for operator protection in the case of accidental rollovers and tipovers. In situations where sufficient vertical clearance is not available, such as loading on an enclosed trailer, the ROPS can be temporarily unlocked and folded down.

7-Gauge Welded Steel Decks

The deck shells are constructed from high-strength 7-gauge welded steel, 33% thicker and 75% stronger than ordinary 10 gauge commercial steel used in 7/10 decks.

Adjustable Baffle

The patent-pending adjustable baffle design on the 72" (183 cm) Side Discharge and 60" (152 cm) Side Discharge allows operator to quickly fine tune cutting performance to meet changing turf conditions. The adjustable front baffle position is easily moved in a matter of seconds without any tools.

Industry's Toughest Spindle Assembly

The cast iron spindle housings feature a massive 9 inch (22.9 cm) diameter base and eight-bolt mounting pattern that spread impact loads across a broader area of the robust deck shell. Combine that with the high-efficiency, tapered roller bearings that offer greater durability than spindles that use ball bearings. The result is greater stability and strength, providing longer deck and spindle life.

Large Fuel Tank Capacity

The large 11.3 gallon (42.8 litre) fuel tank provides capacity for all-day mowing.


Tight wheel base, power steering, and individual steering brakes allow for expert handling and increased productivity.

Operator Comfort

The new electric-clutch deck engagement is smoother than the manual systems and the new air ride seat suspension glides over the bumps.

Rubber Discharge Deflector

The discharge deflector on the 72" (183 cm) side discharge and 60" (152 cm) side discharge decks is constructed of durable 5/16" (8 mm) thick rubber and allows for close trimming without damaging chute or landscape structures. Patent-pending design provides exceptional dispersion.

Steel Blades

The high-strength one-quarter inch (6 mm) thick heat-treated alloy steel blades resist flexing and abrasive wear. The result is a crisp cut time after time.

Superior Traction

An innovative bi-directional overunning clutch senses traction needs. The Groundsmaster® 3280-D has optional on-demand 4-wheel drive, in forward and reverse. Extra-large tread tires and counterbalance system further enhance traction and stability.

Wide Deck Selection

The Groundsmaster® 3280-D has a choice of seven decks to match your mowing needs, including: 72" (183 cm) Rear Discharge, 72" (183 cm) Side Discharge, Guardian 72" (183 cm) Recycler, 62" (158 cm) Rear Discharge, Guardian 62" (158 cm) Recycler, 60" (152 cm) Side Discharge and 52" (132 cm) Side Discharge.

Tapered Roller Bearings

High-efficiency, tapered roller bearings offer greater durability than spindles that use ball bearings.

Engine 24.8 hp (18.5 kW) Kubota® liquid-cooled, diesel, 3 cylinder
Fuel Capacity 11.3 gal (42.8 L)
Cutting Width 52 inch (132cm) to 72 inch (183 cm) available
Ground Speed 0 - 10 mph (0 - 16 kph)
Height 56" (142 cm) w/ROPS down; 77" (195 cm) w/ROPS up
Length 85" (216 cm)
Seat Available air ride suspension
Steering Controls Hydraulic power steering. 14" (36 cm) tilit steering wheel
Tires Front: 23 x 9.5-12; Rear: 18 x 6.5-8
Traction Drive Hydrostatic U-type transmission
Weight 1,520 lbs (690 kg)
Warranty 2-year limited warranty
Width 47" (119 cm)

Hi-Lift Collection System

The 15 cubic-foot (.4 cubic-metre) system collects grass clippings and leaves, and the hydraulically actuated hopper make unloading easy.

Atomic® Mulching Blades

Atomic® mulching blades feature an aggressive "tooth" design that shreds grass and leaves into small particles. The teeth curl upward behind the blade to suspend clippings in the chamber so they are cut and re-cut until they virtually disappear.

Turn your Toro Groundsmaster® into an Atomic® mulching machine!
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Debris Blower

Clears large areas of debris and leaves quickly with a powerful blower fan.

Leaf Mulching Kit

Mounts to the deck to pulverize fallen leaves into fine mulch.

ROPS Hard Cab

The ROPS hard cab protects the operator from the elements. Manufactured by Erskine.


Helps you stay cool and comfortable on sunny days.

Rotary Broom

The rotary broom sweeps parking areas, walkways, and turf of dirt, leaves and snow. Manufactured and marketed by MB Companies.

Snow Blade

Add year-round versatility to your Groundsmaster with a Snow Blade to push snow out of your way. Manufactured and marketed by MB Companies.

Dozer Blade

Add year-round versatility to your Groundmaster® with a dozer blade to push snow or dirt out of your way.


This is the perfect blizzard battler. The 53 in (135 cm) wide Erskine™ snowthrower throws snow up to 30’ (9.1 m) while clearing paths down to the ground. Manufactured and marketed by Erskine Attachments™.

Product LiteratureBrochureEnglish PDF
SpecificationsView Detailed SpecificationsEnglish PDF
AccessoriesAccessory GuideEnglish PDF
Operator ManualEnglish PDF60 Pages
 Danish PDF60 Pages
 German PDF64 Pages
 Spanish PDF64 Pages
 Finnish PDF60 Pages
 French PDF64 Pages
 Italian PDF60 Pages
 Japanese PDF60 Pages
 Dutch PDF60 Pages
 Norwegian PDF60 Pages
 Portugese PDF64 Pages
 Swedish PDF60 Pages
Parts CatalogEnglish PDF80 Pages
Schematic Drawing - ElectricalEnglish PDF1 Pages
Schematic Drawing - HydraulicEnglish PDF1 Pages


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