Fixed Deck Gear Drive

  • 48" (122 cm) TURBO FORCE 7-gauge deck w/patented adjustable baffle
  • 14.5 HP Kawasaki® FS481V 603cc
  • Exclusive T-Bar steering controls - easy to use and reduces fatigue

14.5 HP Kawasaki® FS481V 603cc Engine with 48" (122 cm) TURBO FORCE cutting technology deck. Model shown 30698.

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T-Bar Steering Controls

Exlcusive Toro T-Bar steering system is easy to use and ergonomically designed to reduce operator fatigue. Great for tracking in large open spaces and also maneuvering around obstacles. All around an intuitive control system.

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Exclusive TURBO FORCE Deck

High-capacity 7/10 guage TURBO FORCE deck delivers unsurpassed strength, a superior cut, and increased productivity in extreme mowing conditions. Easily handles the most demanding conditions and resists damage from impacts and abrasion. The 5" deep deck features 8" aluminum spindles, a Bull Nose Bumper and a rubber discharge chute.

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Rubber Discharge Chute

High performance rubber discharge chute allows for close trimming without damaging chute or landscape structures. Patented design provides exceptional clipping dispersion.

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Patented Adjustable Baffle

Allows operator to achieve maximum cutting performance by fine-tuning deck to conquer changing conditions, unique job sites or different times of the season. In extreme conditions, the baffle can be opened in order to conserve power and achieve faster mowing speeds. In less demanding conditions, the baffle can be closed to yield micro-sized particles and maximize discharge velocity.

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Smarter design in a bull-nose bumper.

7-gauge bull-nose bumper not only protects against frontal impacts, but also contains an integral underskirt to minimize blowout of debris and dust. The bottom, leading edge of the deck is raised 1/4" (6 mm), allowing grass to stand more upright when entering the cutting chamber, ensuring a level cut. Leaf "plowing" during spring and fall clean-up also is significantly reduced.

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Rugged Spindle Assembly

Rigorously tested to ensure that it can survive impacts that would destroy lesser spindles. The cast iron housing, with a massive 9-3/8" (23.8 cm) diameter base, absorbs impact loads and distributes them across a broader area of the robust deck shell. Built with maintenance-free sealed ball bearings.

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Extended Life Drive System

Extended life drive system with Husqvarna Peerless 700 series transmission, featuring a 9-spline drive coupler.

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A Flat Crisp Cut with Precision Blades

(.250) thick precision blades resist flexing to provide a flat, crisp cut. High-strength, heat-treated alloy steel survives impacts and provides resistance to the rapid wear commonly associated with abrasive conditions. Options include Recycler® and Atomic® mulching blades, medium sail Bahai blades, and low sail sand blades.

  • Engine
    14.5 HP* Kawasaki® FS481V 603cc
  • Fuel Capacity
    5 gallons (19 L)
  • Cutting Width
    48" (122 cm)
  • Height of Cut
    1" to 4-1/4" in 1/8" increments (2.5 cm to 10.8 cm in 3mm increments)
  • Number of Blades
  • Starter
  • Drive System
    5-Speed Transmission
  • Mulch, Bag, Side Discharge
    Side-discharge standard
  • Weight
    498 lbs (226 kg)
  • Air Filter
    2-Stage Air Cleaner
  • Adjustable Discharge
  • Blade Tip Speed
    18,500 ft/min (5,639 m/min)
  • Brake System
    6" (15 cm) Band Brakes
  • Caster Tires
    9" x 3.50-4" (23 cm x 9 - 10 cm)
  • Deck Design
    48" (122 cm) TURBO FORCE
  • Discharge Chute
    High-performance 5/16" (8 mm) rubber
  • Drive Tires
    13" x 6.50-6" (33 cm x 15.2 - 16.5 cm)
  • Ground Speed
    6.2 mph (10 km/h) fwd; reverse assist
  • Height
    41" (104 cm)
  • Length
    72.3" (182 cm)
  • Spindle Housing
    Cast iron with 9-3/8" (24 cm) base
  • Steering Controls
  • Width
    49.6" (126 cm)
  • Disclaimer
    *The gross horsepower of this engine was laboratory rated by the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940. As configured to meet safety, emission, and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on this class of mower will be significantly lower.
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Recycler® Mulching Kits

Recycler mulching kits deliver the industry's finest mulching performance and reduce mowing time up to 38% vs. bagging*.

*Respondents in a Texas A&M University study cut their lawns 38% faster when they didn't bag.


Toro's patented TRU TRAK® sulky is the industry's most innovative sulky design. Large, independently pivoting foot plates greatly reduce operator fatigue while the 2-point connection eliminates jack-knifing in turns or reverse. The unit tracks "true" and straight every time. Foot pads pivot into stowed position when operating in conditions not conducive to sulky operation and for trailering convenience.

Soft Baggers

Cloth bag kit available for seasonal clean-up, or small debris collection jobs.

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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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