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Toro TimeMaster (30") 190cc Personal Pace® Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Wide Area Walk Lawn Mowers
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Medium Home
Flat Terrain

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Briggs and Stratton Engine
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Briggs & Stratton 8.75 Ft-Lb Gross Torque 4-Cycle OHV Engine
190cc displacement for maximum power and torque

ReadyStart® Starting System
No priming or choking required
Just pull the cord for hassle-free starting

30-Inch, 2-Blade Mowing Deck
Dual-Force™ cutting system cuts grass into a super fine mulch
Handle large areas of grass quickly and easily
Reduce mowing time by up to 40%

Personal Pace® Self-Propel Drive System
Automatically adjusts the mower’s pace to your walking speed

Blade Brake Stop System
Convenient safety feature stops the blade, but not the engine
Step away from the mower without having to restart the engine

2 Point Height-of-Cut Adjustment
Adjust the deck height at 2 points instead of at all 4 wheels

Quick-Stow Lever
Allows easy compact storage & convenient handle height adjustment

Deck Washout Port
Attach a hose to mower deck to easily clean under side of deck

  Model Number:20199
 Made in USAYes
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC190 cc
 Torque8.75 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Fuel Tank Size.30 Gallon
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Front Tire Size8 Inch
 Rear Tire Size10 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height1.0-4.0 Inches
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
 Assembly RequiredNo
 Weight132.0 Lbs. (59.88 kilograms)
 Dimensions65L x 33W x 45H
(165.10 x 83.82 x 114.30 cm)
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
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  3 Questions
Q: What is the maximum cutting height? My fescue grass needs to be kept tall, especially in the summer. Thanks.
by Steve from Georgia on July 12, 2014

A: Steve - the max mowing height on the Toro 20199 is 4"
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Can you get this mower with swivel wheels in front and also a stripper? Please reply.
by Larry Alsleben from Minnesota on March 09, 2013

A: Larry - the Toro TimeMaster does not have a front swivel wheel option. As for a lawn striper, this is what you would need: lawn striper
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: RE: Toro 20200: Can this unit be operated without the bag in place? How is it delivered, what is owner set-up involve? Thanks.
by Derek Braybrooks from South Carolina on May 29, 2012

A: Derek - yes, the Toro TimeMaster mower can either discharge the clippings or mulch the clippings without the bagger being attached - just like a standard 21" mower. This mower would be delivered in it's shipping carton via a semi truck to your home or business. Assembly is very simple. Fold up and tighten the handle, attach the bagger if you want to bag, add oil and gas, and start mowing.
by Jose, Product Expert
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4.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 54.0 out of 5
Easy Start (1)
30 Inch Cut (1)
Takes My Yard Hills With... (1)
Really Picks Up Clipping... (1)
Fast (14)
Expensive (13)
Low Quality (8)
Heavy (7)
Unreliable (5)
Durability (3)
54% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mowers Direct Recommended

The Toro TimeMaster 20199 is a solid choice for homeowners looking to get the job done in a short amount of time. The 30" deck significantly reduces your mowing time when you have a lot of ground to cover.

The 20199 is powered by an easy to start Briggs & Stratton overhead valve engine. The Dual-Force cutting system turns grass into a super-fine mulch for superior quality of cut and a healthy, rich lawn.

The TimeMaster 20199 features Toro's Personal Pace self-propel drive... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/23/14
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Step Up......
I don't have a huge yard but I have been cutting it with a 22" Craftsman mower. I had been that guy who would buy a low end push mower and wear it out after 4-5 years.....then buy another one. Decided it was time to upgrade but really wanted to concentrate on getting a wider mower with a little more power. I have a very lush Fescue lawn and always seems like my grass grows overnight in the Spring and honestly need to mow every 2-3 days. Had my Timemaster delivered yesterday and was... more
Les Recommends This Toro Mower
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Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Definitely Not Worth It
I push mow 37 lawns for a living and this would have been a stroke of genius due to the potential time saved because of the width. But quickly found out that it is way to heavy and cumbersome to move around trees and flower beds. Only kept for one day and immediately returned it to Home Depot who were GREAT about returning it. Had to double cut most of lawn anyways as it left so many uncut pieces of grass that lawn looked horrible. Grass was dry and not full length either as it is winter... more
Pros: Features, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Low Quality, Difficult To Use
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Ruth B.
Barrington, RI
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Mower For A Woman
I'll have to say that after reading all the negative reviews on this product, I almost was swayed in the direction of not buying it. Being a woman and not having the strength of a man, my concerns were the starting it up, weight, maneuverability, and problems stated in reviews with powering up a hill. I visited my local Toro dealer to see/try the product in person and felt better about the purchase right away. After using the product, I have to say that I experienced no problems with... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Easy To Store, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Ruth Recommends This Toro Mower
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John P.
York, PA
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Toro 2012 Timemaster 30" Mower Worst Mower I Have Owned!
Spent $1000 on a Toro TimeMaster 30" mower because of width of cut and faster cut time. It has turned out to be the worst lawn mower I have ever owned. Only positives are that it handles really well and is fast.

Negatives are the design of blades and housing creates so much clogging under the deck that it affects the cut (uneven cut) plus it leaves grass cow patties all over the lawn. The lawn conditions have to be perfect for this to work very minimal grass height and no wetness... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
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Walt D.
Strasburg, PA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Fuel System Peobelms
Im at the beginning of my third mowing season. Within the first 3 months I had to have the carb cleaned and fuel system purged. The second season even worse, had to have fuel system rebuilt because, according to the authorized repair person, I used gas with ethanol in it. Wow. The first I ever heard heard of that!

So here it is May and I've used it 4 times. But now the pull cord wont budge! And fuel is shooting out of the exhaust! No, let me guess! Fuel problems AGAIN! And I'm using... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast
Cons: Unreliable, Durability
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Jay T.
O Fallon, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/8/14
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
New Mower
Best One 1 ever Bought!!!!!!
Pros: Fast, Easy To Use, Durable, Really Picks Up Clippings Great
Jay Recommends This Toro Mower
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Duane Landry
Baton Rouge, LA
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Underpowered And Broke After 6th Use!
I bought this unit with reservations about the power due to reviews about it. I thought maybe these people didn't know what they were doing and probably cutting wet high grass commercially. Well, they were RIGHT! This mower IS very underpowered!

I mean forget about cutting wet grass at all, and tall grass, HA HA. I keep my yard manicured and it's only 100X105 feet. I started to cut grass today and guess what! The cable that engages the blades broke! They made the end on the handle out... more
Pros: Fast
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
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Dennis Williams
Kenosha, WI
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower Ever.
I have a 0.26 acre lot and have had a Toro 8/25 rider for the past 11 years with no problems. I decided I needed more exercise so I thought I should start using a walk behind mower but the 21" mower I always used for trimming was a little to much exercise.

I bought the 30" Timemaster and love everything about it. Starts easy, handles easy, and once you learn to use the Personal Pace feature it is a breeze to use.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Expensive
Dennis Recommends This Toro Mower
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William W.
Dothan, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/15/14
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Cranked On The 2nd Pull!
I've only had the Toro 30" for about 3 weeks now, but I've used it 3 times. It cuts good & is reasonably easy to handle even though I'm almost 72 years old.

The only thing causing a little concern is that it will stop when it is not completely out of gas. After filling the tank back it primes after 2 or 3 short pulls & cranks. I'm just not sure how to burn the tank completely empty if I want to put it up for the season.
William Recommends This Toro Mower
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Tony D.
Owensboro, KY
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Works Great In Perfect Conditions.
Bogs down in thick or tall grass or if any moisture is in the grass. Mower constantly clogs up. Doesn't matter if you mulch, use side discharge, or bag your grass.

Not worth the $1,000.00 price tag. Very frustrating. The motor is not enough power for the mower. Had a part go bad, burnt my mower up, Briggs and Stratton is sending me a new motor.
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Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/19/14
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What I Expected
I purchased this lawnmower. It has been as advertised. It saves me time. It provides a nice fine cut. It is quite easy to operate around trees, beds,etc. in spite of it's weight. I am very pleased.
Dave Recommends This Toro Mower
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