Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 941
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SLH KEEPS GETTING BETTER
I love my TORO Timemaster 30 inch mower. I have used a Timemaster at my work for many years. TORO products are typically excellent products. This mower has been on the market for a few years now but TORO keeps making improvements on it . They have beefed up different parts by switching from plastic to metal. They have added extra material in the corner of the bagger where it would typically wear out. For this year they have also added a metal plate to the front of the engine to protect the carb and throttle assembly. The engine is still underpowered for cutting thru really tall or wet grass. But for the average homeowner the larger deck will make short work of your weekend mowing projects.
March 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tonyl Master of Time
This is a great lawnmower. Overtime it will pay itself off with the 7 additional inches of deck you get. I just wish the bag and the fuel tank were bigger.
It's very easy to use and easy to maintain. My yard is .57 acres and in my opinion not big enough for a 42 inch riding lawnmower, but too big for a regular 22 inch mower. I wish the price was a little less, but this really is the Cadillac of lawnmowers and one of the few lawnmowers in this size.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mario4Three One full season of use after 10 years with a Honda 21"
Hard to give up the Honda motor but moved to a house with a much larger lawn and with two little kids wanted to cut down on the mow time. Not too many options out there for large cut, walk behind mowers that are well built and are moderately priced. Pretty good investment from what I can tell so far. One full season into this mower and really the only issue I've seen is in the grass catcher which has holes starting to from from the tabs toward the back/bottom of the shoot (pictures attached). Nice stripes (3rd picture attached and without the Toro accessory). Replaced the oil after the first couple of uses with synthetic and and will continue on each year with. I usually leave the cut height towards the 2nd to highest level setting and when the grass grows thick and tall in the spring the motor does seem to be slightly underpowered as others have mentioned. However, it really hasn't been an issue since I just slow the pace down a bit and adjust. I'll say the old Honda still starts up on the first pull every time even after 10 years. The Toro, usually on the first pull but sometimes it takes two :) I'd probably give it 4.5 stars if I could.
April 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cat27sailor Mixed feelings
I initially gave this mower 5 stars. After not quite two summers of use, I have to downgrade it to three stars, from 5 stars. I have a large yard (.75 acres, minus house, driveway, landscaping). I walk four miles while cutting my grass. The gas tank is not large enough to cut the whole yard. I'm 60, and I can walk for 65 minute, but my mower can't. The mower is heavy, and my wife cannot horse it around trees and landscaping unless the ground is flat.
Quality of cut is excellent. Quality of parts is not. I have already replaced two belts, one pulley and today a plastic guide/anchor on the blade engage/brake cable broke. Parts not terribly expensive, but a mower should run AT LEAST two years before parts start breaking.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KGB Monster Mower
This mower is just as I expected, powerful and efficient.. Cut my mowing time to a third and the lawn could not look better.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yomama Great Mower
I've had a Toro Recycler 22" for the past 7 years. I've never had a problem with it. I was a little hesitant to purchase this mower because the engine is the same as the 22". However, given my experience with Toro, I figured I would give it a try. Anyway, this mower is great. It provided a nice cut and didn't struggle with my lawn at all. I live in the north where the grass can get thick and heavy, and this mower had no problem with it. I hope I have the same luck with this mower that I had with the 22".
June 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Beast of a Mower - But Too Heavy to Handle
I have a very large somewhat hilly yard and was hoping this mower would work out for me and my family. After two full cuts I realized it was just to heavy for me and my wife and kids to handle. I took it back to Home Depot and they cheerfully accepted the return and completely understood my rationale. It would be perfect for a large lawn with NO hills. It is a very powerful machine and cuts beautifully, but it was very heavy and a challenge to maneuver. If it was 4-wheel drive it might have worked out. But the biggest challenge was the occasional need to pull it backward on a modest hill which is sometimes necessary. If I was younger and stronger it might have worked out better.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RCubed Horrible. Don't buy!
Warning: Do not buy this piece of tripe! Just partially finished by 3rd mow on a 10K ft2 property. Mower is now sitting on my back lawn. Supremely under powered!!! Won't cut through 4" grass without bogging down. Takes me 10 minutes more to mow my lawn with this sad excuse for a mower than it does with my 21" Honda. Now, a piece has fallen off and I will have to fix that before I carry on with the mow. People, I am telling you, buy anything else but this mower.
To all of you that gave this thing 4 or 5 stars, shame on you for misleading the rest of us.
June 12, 2016