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TimeMaster 30 in. Personal Pace Variable Speed Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Gas Lawn Mower with Briggs & Stratton Engine

$999.00 /each
  • Personal Pace with Traction Assist adjusts to your walking pace
  • 30" Steel Deck with Dual Force Twin Blade Cutting System
  • 8.75 ft-lb Gross Torque Briggs & Stratton OHV Engine

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TimeMaster 30 in. Personal Pace Variable Speed Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Gas Lawn Mower with Briggs & Stratton Engine. For homeowners seeking a lawn mower with high quality, a user-friendly design and excellent mulching capability. Toro products are known for Smart Features and Proven Dependability. Count On It.

  • Dual-force cutting system and Toro atomic blades cuts grass into a fine mulch for superior quality of cut and a healthy, lush lawn
  • 30 in. steel deck with dual-force twin atomic blades reduces mowing time by up to 40%
  • Briggs & Stratton 8.75 ft. lb. gross torque 190cc OHV engine with ready start - no need to prime or choke
  • Spin-stop blade stop system - this convenient safety feature stops the blade, but not the engine, so you can briefly step away without having to restart the engine
  • Personal pace self-propel system that senses and smoothly adjusts to your preferred walking pace for more challenging areas with uneven terrain, the traction assist handle can help you stay in control of your mowing path and speed
  • 3-in-1: mulch and rear bag; side discharge
  • 2-point height-of-cut - you can easily adjust the deck height at 2-points for quick customization of your mowing height
  • Cast frame and steel deck is engineered for superior mulching, bagging and side-discharge performance
  • Quick stow storage handle - save space with 2 convenient storage positions for easy compact storage
  • Washout port attach a hose to the mower deck to easily clean the underside of the deck
  • Time savings achieved via wider cutting path and enhanced travel speed capabilities of TimeMaster mower compared to a 21 in. Toro mower, savings will vary due to mowing conditions
  • 3-year guaranteed to start and 3-year full warranty, see retailer for details
  • Gross torque of this engine was laboratory rated at 2,800 rpm per SAE J1940 by the engine manufacturer, as configured to meet safety, emission and operating requirements, the actual engine torque on this class of mower will be significantly lower
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What is the life of the mower?

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February 6, 2014
How many hours can one expect to get out of this mower using excellent maintainence.
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Mine lasted just shy of 4 years before the engine blew. In 2012, they shipped with contaminated gas tanks which over a short period of time caused the carburetor to leak gasoline into the oil crankcase. This caused the oil to become broken down and damaged the engine to the point of seizure, despite regular oil changes. It never quite ran right after the first season. Toro knows of this problem.
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I've had one for 3 1/2 years. I work on it almost weekly now. It's a maintenance hog. I've replaced drive cables, kill switches, blade engage cable, belts, the transmission once, blades, the magneto and the spark plug. As well as normal maintenance items like air filter and oil.
I have a smaller Toro that is much older and I never work on it at all. You need to be really handy to own this or expect it Read More
I've had one for 3 1/2 years. I work on it almost weekly now. It's a maintenance hog. I've replaced drive cables, kill switches, blade engage cable, belts, the transmission once, blades, the magneto and the spark plug. As well as normal maintenance items like air filter and oil.
I have a smaller Toro that is much older and I never work on it at all. You need to be really handy to own this or expect it to be in the shop a lot. When it runs it works great. I would highly recommend getting the extended warranty if you are going to buy this and have a spare mower handy for when this one is in the shop. Mine is 3 1/2 years old and I consider it far from reliable. But I've almost worked on everything on it so I'm pretty familiar with it. I haven't had any issues with the pulleys yet which others have talked about. Read Less
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Coatesville, PA
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July 10, 2016
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Just got my 2012 Time Master back from the repair shop with a bill of over $250. Have about 100 hours on it and it was not abused, unless you call mowing the grass abuse. The transmission was completely ruined. Called Toro and they did not acknowledge any systemic problem with their transmission but I expected the drive system to outlast the mower deck.
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April 18, 2016
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At the rate the desk is rusting 5 years. Unless it just falls apart before then.
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May 14, 2015
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I have a 12 year old Toro 21" 6hp B&S Personal Pace. Items replaced - spark plug, blade, drive wheels, drive cable. That is it. Still starts on 2 pulls and runs strong. I am waiting for it to die so I can buy the 30" which will cut the time to knock down my 1/2 acre.
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Akron, Ohio
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September 8, 2014
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That is a difficult question to answer. However, this model is built to last and with good care should last 15 years or more............easily.
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Akron, Ohio
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September 7, 2014
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This mower is built to last unlike the less expensive models that are built in Mexico. This is made in the USA. You can compare this to the quality of the older Toro mowers.
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Illinois
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September 1, 2014
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I can't speak specifically to this mower, but my smaller toro has lasted 12 years...still starts with 1 (occassionally 2) pull.
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August 30, 2014
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one month I've had 2
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July 29, 2014
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3 years residential use
45 hours commercial use.
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April 29, 2014
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years
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February 21, 2014
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Can a normal size 11 year old boy handle this mower on a level surface?

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Kentucky
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May 11, 2016
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No, it's too much to deal with. I'm 44 and 220lbs., and I struggle with it at times.
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Omaha NE
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If he can handle a 21 or 22 inch self propelled mower, than it shouldn't be a problem. My wife is very petite & would rather use the Toro than my old 21 inch self propelled mower.
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I would say yes. My 12yr old used this machine and had no complaints.
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Please read the Safety section of the Operator's Manual for directions on safe operation of the mower. You can view the Operator's Manual online at http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/97/97789d82-14e9-4987-9fb3-5f5e4b1f2841.pdf. Below is an excerpt from the manual regarding safe mower operation.
General Operation
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual(s)
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Please read the Safety section of the Operator's Manual for directions on safe operation of the mower. You can view the Operator's Manual online at http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/97/97789d82-14e9-4987-9fb3-5f5e4b1f2841.pdf. Below is an excerpt from the manual regarding safe mower operation.
General Operation
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and in the manual(s) before starting.
• Do not put hands or feet near or under the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate this machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, wire, toys, etc., which could be thrown by the blade. Stay behind the handle when the engine is running.
• Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
• Do not operate machine barefooted or while wearing sandals. Always wear substantial footwear.
• Do not pull the machine backward unless it is absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while moving backward.
• Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blade when crossing gravel surfaces.
• Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, discharge guard, rear guard, or other safety protective devices in place and working.
• Never leave a running machine unattended.
• Stop the engine and wait until the blades come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge guard.
• Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial light.
• Do not operate machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
• Never operate the machine in wet grass. Always be sure of your footing; walk; never run.
• Disengage the drive system, if so equipped, before starting the engine.
• If the machine should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine and check for the cause immediately. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
• Always wear eye protection when operating the machine.
• See the manufacturer's instructions for proper operation and installation of accessories. Use only accessories approved by the manufacturer.
Children
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area.
• Never allow children to operate the machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your view of a child.
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I would say no - it is heavy. unless he is a wrestler!
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Yes but it requires instruction and more understanding than a simpler mower due to self propel and blade controls
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I would say yes, as long as parental supervision is nearby.
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Richmond, VA, USA
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April 27, 2013
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The self propelled part works great, but it is very heavy and my 10 yr old grandson has to struggle to turn it.
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Yes
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Flat lawn yes, no problem.
Hills: depends on how steep, I'd say if the mower could roll on it's own from it, no.
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There seems to be some doubt about the ability of this mower to work on inclinces... can it mow on a 10% grade?

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August 8, 2016
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The self propel will be weak going UP at 10%... you will have to push. I would mow sideways on the hill, it will work.
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Edwardsville, IL
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Mower works well on level ground but I need to assist it up modest inclines of my walk out home, and mower is heavy.
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Mine will manage a 20% incline in the dry which is more than my car will do when I tried it. Ok, it's not a 4 wheel drive but then neither is the mower.
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Please view the Operator's Manual for addtional information on safe mower operation. You can view the manual online at http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/97/97789d82-14e9-4987-9fb3-5f5e4b1f2841.pdf.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip-and-fall accidents, which can result in severe injury. Operation on all slopes require extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not
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Please view the Operator's Manual for addtional information on safe mower operation. You can view the manual online at http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/97/97789d82-14e9-4987-9fb3-5f5e4b1f2841.pdf.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip-and-fall accidents, which can result in severe injury. Operation on all slopes require extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not mow it.
• Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
• Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could cause a slip-and-fall accident. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Do not mow on wet grass or excessively steep slopes. Poor footing could cause a slip-and-fall accident.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. You could lose your footing or balance.
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May 15, 2013
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Yes I have 30 percent in certain spots it will grip if dry
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Yes it can , but i noticed when the lawn is a little wet the rear wheels slip a little. But it can handle the incline. I have been on many.
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Yes.
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10% Yes. Anything more than that I would say no. For me I seem to have problems around 30% of grade.
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I bought one this week and took right back, it cannot handle inclines. Stalled 6 times on me, I think it is under powered for its weight.
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10% yes, no problem.
At around 20% it turns into a real chore, it starts to lose traction going straight up, slides going sideways and straight down you better hold tight cause it turns into a runaway freight train. lol
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This question is from TimeMaster 30 in. Personal Pace Variable Speed Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Gas Lawn Mower with Briggs & Stratton Engine
 
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Once unboxed, will this mower fit, strapped in, part ways in an average compact/midsize sedan trunk ?

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It's not the width but the length versus height that has me worried. If the engine and deck combination height is too great and that height is too far forward on the machine, then the front wheels will not allow for it to roll far enough in the trunk area before the machine hits the top trim of the trunk. If it'll roll a couple of feet into the trunk area before the top hits, then it can be successfully strapped in and the trunk lid strapped down over the top of the rest of the machine hanging out. My next car will be a hatchback or wagon just for this reason. Can carry many more items of more height. I can put my 22", highwheel mower all the way and close the lid in my VW Jetta, but this thing is a beast compared to the 22.
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Leola PA
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Well it can only collapse so far but in addition to the thoughtful lever provided to adjust height and store the handle vertically (footprint in shed or garage is very small for a 30" mower deck) there is a provision to fold it as well. Best is try a boxed unit at the store which approximates the collapsed size. You may need a couple of straps until you trade in for a more convenient vehicle design Read More
Well it can only collapse so far but in addition to the thoughtful lever provided to adjust height and store the handle vertically (footprint in shed or garage is very small for a 30" mower deck) there is a provision to fold it as well. Best is try a boxed unit at the store which approximates the collapsed size. You may need a couple of straps until you trade in for a more convenient vehicle design because I'm unaware of any design of a mower of this type that is more compact! Read Less
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April 18, 2016
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Maybe, I can just fit it in the back of my subaru outback. Good thing, it's been back to Home depot for repairs 4-5 times already.
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I've had the mower for a while now; I ended up having it shipped for free so didn't need the car. I can now answer my own question. Yes it will fit to the point to tie it in my VW Jetta Sedan trunk (2005.5-2008 model). I wasn't concerned about the lifting part; I had the spec's on the weight, but putting a walk-behind in a car trunk can be easily managed (weight wise) with two persons; one on each side; Read More
I've had the mower for a while now; I ended up having it shipped for free so didn't need the car. I can now answer my own question. Yes it will fit to the point to tie it in my VW Jetta Sedan trunk (2005.5-2008 model). I wasn't concerned about the lifting part; I had the spec's on the weight, but putting a walk-behind in a car trunk can be easily managed (weight wise) with two persons; one on each side; grabbing both the front and rear wheel on each side and sort of easily dumping rolling it in place. My question was with regards to the height. If an item is too tall, then it can't be placed in far enough through a trunk opening so that most of the weight is in the trunk and not out of the trunk. In the case of this item; and a VW Jetta, which has a pretty large opening for a compact car (looks larger than a Civic) it does fit to the point that it can be tied down. And this means I can haul it off for service if necessary w/o having to get another vehicle or trailer. Of course a hatchback or wagon would work better, but a Jetta does work; albeit, just barely. Read Less
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Once you try and lift it, you will realize why that's a bad idea. It is heavy. Probably 130 lbs. Don't worry about the handle though, it folds down. my guess on the dimensions (minus the handle) are 30"x42"x18" Its seriously heavy and hard to lift though, be careful.
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It may fit in some cars, but you better have help loading and unloading as it is very heavy.
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June 28, 2015
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I have a hatchback Honda Crosstour and it won't fit to a point to let the lid close all the way. It folds down pretty tight but just a little bit too wide and tall. Now way it would fit thru a trunk lid in a newer model car. Maybe an old Impala :).
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Don't think it will fit. First of all it will be tough to lift in and out of trunk by yourself. Weighs almost 130 lbs without fuel. SUV no problem.
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probably. but only in an awkward way...???
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In order to determine whether the mower will fit into the truck, measure the opening size. If this length is less than the height of the mower you’re measuring, it unfortunately will not fit. Without knowing these dimensions it is difficult to determine whether or not it will fit. It is quite a bit taller than a traditional 22” mower, so it is very possible that it will not fit. The last alternative is Read More
In order to determine whether the mower will fit into the truck, measure the opening size. If this length is less than the height of the mower you’re measuring, it unfortunately will not fit. Without knowing these dimensions it is difficult to determine whether or not it will fit. It is quite a bit taller than a traditional 22” mower, so it is very possible that it will not fit. The last alternative is to remove all four wheels. If you remove the wheels you will gain a few additional inches of room. Read Less
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hilly Lot: GO FOR IT! We have a miserable hilly lot. I mow about 3/4 acre. This is by far the best mower I've ever owned- many thoughtful features including a very nice drive system and a low center-of-gravity-- obviously designed by people who understand mowing. I always thought of Toro as the 'golf course' brand and so far couldn't be happier with this purchase. Started first pull. Handled rough grass with ease + being able to adjust speed according to conditions is a nice aspect. First mow cut my time in half and I wasn't nearly as tired as with the previous mower (Gravely WAW). AND it eliminated the need to go back and trim/edge with my smaller mower AND cut in a few places where I'd struggled for years. Highly recommend. August 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Lawn Mower In My Book Over the years I have purchased many lawn mowers. The Timemaster 30 inch mower does just what is says, it actually saves you time. I also noticed that is cuts the grass into really fine pieces so if you bag like me you will have many bags, I love this mower!!!!!! I should have bought this mower a long time ago. The only con I have is the catcher does catch the grass but it does allow some dust and grass to blow back on you. Otherwise, I love this mower. I don't usually leave reviews but I had to on this one. September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Likes to stay in the shop First year the blade in gage cable broke. This year the idler pulley broke burning up the blades. Looking at the puller it just fell apart. Got that fixed and the second time I used it the blade in gage cable broke again. August 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stopped working on 2nd use Had to take it in to the shop- would start but not stay running when the blade was engaged. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Timemaster 30 Lawn Mower Extremely pleased with how this large walk behind lawn mower handles in tight corners. In addition, this mower automatically keeps the pace YOU want to keep and never forces you to speed up or slow down. Hill performance is amazing. This is exactly the mower I was looking for. September 2, 2016
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