Rated 1 out of 5??by Rolando DO NOT PURCHASE THIS MOWER
I got this mower for my business and have so many different issues (engine smoke, no power on hill side areas, bad bagging). The transmission stop working and was replaced and cover by toro after one years of use . They give me 90 days on transmission warranty and right after 105 days is broken aging.
Really bad mower for a commercial grade.
September 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5??by MemphisLandscaper transmission problems
I liked this mower a lot for the first 14 months of ownership. Like all Toros, grass frequently got stuck in the shoot. It also has trouble climbing. But, being able to lift it in and out of my truck for the commercial jobs I do, rather than using a trailer, has been great. However, the blades quit engaging and I have now learned that the clutch in the transmission has burnt up. Colonial Hardware in Memphis says it will cost me $362. $362 to fix a 14 month old mower that was not misused is really frustrating. The warranty on that part of the mower is only one year. Engine warranty is 3 years but the transmission is not included in that. I found many other people are complaining about problems with these transmissions. I liked the mower until this happened. I just think Toro created it with a design flaw and should correct the problem at their expense rather than mine. A burnt up transmission at 14 months with no misuse is ridiculous.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by DPJ690 Heavy duty
I think bigger wheels would make a big difference. It is a bit hard to work on gound that is not perfectly level.
Engine seems to labor when "mulching" damp grass.
Don't have 5 hours usage yet, but engine smokes briefly on startup. Restarts do not but when it sits a week it will smoke a few seconds.
The self propell has great power. Mower just doesn't like unlevel ground and damp grass.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Bob1968 30" Turfmaster
This product saved me a lot of time, on every yard
July 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5??by Mk88 Ehhh
Ok so I own a landscaping company and have about 30 accounts . a few years back I bought the timecutter and I hated it. So silly me figured the turfmaster was a commercial use upgraded version of this and boy was I wrong it still doesn't bag wet grass the shoot just gets clogged I don't even go out if the grass is wet, it Boggs very bad in taller grass, it is a complete sled on hills like the transmoaaion does nothing it's like it just shuts down. And it is very heavy so if your someone not using a trailer this is going to be back breaking to load in and out of a pickup all day. But if you have a bunch of accounts with no hills that you never have to cut wet by all means this is for you. I can say I have had no serious mechanical problems except sometimes the blades don't like to dis engage. Just not what I was expecting out of a so called commercial mower.
July 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5??by hayenwb READ THIS REVIEW! DO NOT BUY!
Let me start by saying I am a Toro fan. I was concerned about the few bad reviews on this mower, but I figured that those people were sour grapes and had unreasonable expectations. I could not have been more wrong, those people were not "sour grapes" they were right on the money. This mower is a good concept, but Toro should have waited longer to release this model to the market. The manufacturing process is not up to par. I got the mower on a Friday, started it up Saturday morning to test it and it ran like a champ. 20 minutes later when I went to use the mower the pull cord would not pull, it was jammed. Then, I smelled gas, which I later saw leaking out from under the air filter. The plunger must have stuck and the engine was flooded. After fixing the issue and getting the mower to start the blades would not turn on and then mower flooded again. It is now at the shop where the technician said these mowers are a nightmare and come in with all sorts of problems, I want my money back!
June 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5??by olajoe808 Not for heavy commercial use
Best for well manicured flat lawn. Very disappointed that it needs drive adjustment to go up a small incline. Handles and tracks well. Leaves a nice cut but the ability of the transmission is very limited.
The bail is square edged and instead of holding it down you have to hold it up which quickly becomes a pain in your hands. Not very well thought out.
The HOC adjustment is easy to use and works as intended.
June 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by 123Tim This new line of product is very easy to use and very well at handling, dependable, time saving, but it needs to handle all terrian.
This New line of Product is very well at handling and easy to use, but it lacks on heavy duty axles and transmission. I bought a new 30" not so long ago and the rear left axle bent upwards like if the transmission snapped, it was not the wheel nor the transmission that were damaged but the Rear Axle that got bent.
May 28, 2014