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

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Toro Mowers and AccessoriesModel: 20199
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Wide Area Walk Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
30

Cutting Inches
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
Reduce mowing time by up to 40%
Large 2.5 bushel capacity grass bag

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


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Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
190 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.3 Gallons
Torque
8.75 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Stamped
Blades
2 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Height
1.0-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Engine Guard
No
Hour Meter
No
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
No
Mulcher Kit
Included
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
10 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
132 Pounds
Product Length
65 Inches
Product Width
33 Inches
Product Height
45 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
UPC
021038201993
Model
20199
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  5 Questions
Q: Does the TimeMaster 30" mower have the same plastic gears in the rear drive wheels similar to the 22" mulching machines? Thank you.





by Andy from New York on May 06, 2016

A: Andy - the gear pinion (part #110-9417) on the Toro TimeMaster mowers is made of metal.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What is the difference between Personal Pace and Self Propelled?
by Steve Brasington from South Carolina on April 09, 2015

A: Steve - Toro's "Personal Pace" system is one type of self-propelled drive system on a walk behind mower. The Personal Pace self-propel system automatically adjusts the speed of the mower to your walking speed. With a normal self-propelled system, the speed of the mower is controlled with a bail, a lever or some other mechanical means.
by Jose, Product Expert
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
Toro 20199 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (25)
Fast (21)
Features (14)
Easy Start (12)
Easy To Store (11)
Cons
Expensive (25)
Heavy (14)
Low Quality (9)
Unreliable (7)
Durability (4)
67% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
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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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Jim
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
FEB.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Owned
I personally waited 2 years to write a review about this lawn mower so I could give everyone an honest review. Like I said I have owned this lawn mower for 2 full seasons and I LOVE IT!!! I have a 1/2 acre lot that I mow with this mower and it does it flawlessly job.

I have my neighbors stop me on the street to ask me who mows my lawn. When I say I do they are very surprised. If you have a semi-level lawn and mow your yard during the cutting seasons every 7-10 days you will absolutely... more
Jim Recommends This Toro Mower
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Eric F.
Sayville, NY
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worst Machine Ever
I have owned this piece of garbage for four years. The shoot intake is to small and constantly gets jammed with cut grass. It cant handle mowing if the grass has the littlest bit of moisture. The engine is too small to pick up 30" of grass cutting. Toro's response, " cut half the amount on your rows." If that's the case, why name it the Timemaster.

After a year of fighting with customer service and a letter writing campaign, Toro admit guilt and promised to send me a 100%... more
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155
Phillip D.
Edwardsville, IL
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Big Disapointment
Purchased mower June of 2013. Mulches and bags grass well. Worked well first year and a half. Cuts great on flat terrain but will not pull up modest hill of my walk out. Took mower in yearly for service.

Sept. of 2015 belt broke and did $171.00 in damage to pedestal bearings, blades, and was not charged for all repairs, but took three weeks in shop.

April 2016, I suspect tension pulley shot craps and been in shop nearly four weeks as shop says parts on order. Using my Honda HRX with bad... more
Pros: Easy Start
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Unreliable
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John
Fowlerville, MI
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disappointed In Michigan
Having purchased this mower last year I have had it back in the shop too many times. It is under-powered, it clogs up and makes a mess of the lawn, it leaked gas from the cap (which they replaced) then leaked again (they replaced the cap and gas tank).

The deck is poorly designed and misses grass of which you have to go over again. The clunky thing is very heavy and hard to handle. I tried to return it but with no avail. I would NOT recommend this mower!
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
"We are sorry to hear you are having problems with your Toro mower. Below are some tactics you can try to improve power loss during mowing:
• Dirty Air Filter on Your Lawn Mower: Clean or replace.
• Cutting Tall Grass: Raise the cutting height on your lawn mower
• Dirty Spark Plug: Clean or replace.
• Build Up of Clippings & Debris: Clean underside of your lawn mower deck

If you are still experiencing issues with your Toro mower, please bring your unit to the nearest dealer for servicing. Please call our customer service number if you have any other questions (888) 384-9939 (toll free)."
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P
Land O Lakes, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/19/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just Got It !!
I have been wanting this mower, or similar size for 4 years. Finally, I did, purchased from Mowers Direct a week ago. was delivered yesterday, 7/26/2016. The entire experience was awesome, prompt service, nice people, even the carrier was nice when he dropped off my mower (I was at work) he put the huge box in my garage !! no charge.. I got home, immediately opened the box, it was so simple.

It is fully assembled, mulch plug already installed, bag in the box, oil and gas treatment,... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Features, Easy Start
Cons: Expensive
P Recommends This Toro Mower
P's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct is fantastic! your shipping partner was just as attentive, courteous and prompt."
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Carlos T.
Salt Lake City, UT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/1/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Cuts But Lacks Power!
I love the cutting finish and is a really smooth machine and so easy to start but it definitely needs more power. It dies if you try to force it a bit with higher grass.
Carlos Recommends This Toro Mower
Carlos's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Smooth transaction and the no tax plus free shipping, you just can't find a better deal out there!!"
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Paul
Liverpool, NY
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Gas Tank Explosion Hazzard
I bought this for flat lawn when mowing it sprays gas out of the cap all over the mower. I called Toro and they referred me to Briggs. Briggs had me bring to a MASTER Dealer no easy task. They replaced the tank but it still leaks and I can only fill it up 1/2 way.

I asked for a old screw on cap with tank but NO WAY all they have is the 1/2 turn caps and tanks. Mowing is faster I think its under powered cut is not even like my old John Deere. Look at Cub Cadet similar cut screw on gas cap... more
Pros: Explosion Hazzard
Cons: Explosion Hazzard
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Mike
Pittsburgh, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/6/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Upgrade
Mower ready to use right out of the box. Add oil and gasoline and you're ready to go. I was excited to see how this 30" would perform and wow did it meet my expectations. I thought It would be hard to maneuver, but it was quite the opposite.

The Personal Pace system is really nice... smooth, easy to use - even with one hand, easy to pull backwards, and easy to lift, pivot and make turns. Large bag is great, cut is great, overall great mower for residential use.

I cannot speak for... more
Mike Recommends This Toro Mower
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Brad C.
Lyons, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/9/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Just unboxed it today, cuts and works great.
Brad Recommends This Toro Mower
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Joe
Scranton, PA
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Disappointed
Bought one locally from a Toro dealer in 2012. Had to replace 2 belts last year and the BBC cable this year. Today, the blade belt snapped, damaging the drive belt and the blades hit each other. The drive cable is now damaged as well. The performance was always just so-so. The engine is too small for this size cut, which makes it difficult to cut when the grass is even slightly damp. The discharge chute to the bag gets clogged frequently, leaving clumps of grass behind. Even though it is only 4... more
Pros: Easy Start
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Durability
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Joe,
We are sorry to hear you are having problems with your Toro mower. Below are some tactics you can try to improve power loss during mowing:
• Dirty Air Filter on Your Lawn Mower: Clean or replace.
• Cutting Tall Grass: Raise the cutting height on your lawn mower
• Dirty Spark Plug: Clean or replace.
• Build Up of Clippings & Debris: Clean underside of your lawn mower deck

Toro has made improvements to this product since your original purchase, customers purchasing today are unlikely to see the same types of belt wear. If you are still experiencing issues with your Toro mower, please bring your unit to the nearest dealer for servicing. This mower has a three year full warranty. Please call our customer service number if you have any other questions (888) 384-9939 (toll free).
more
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Richard C.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
This mower reduced my cutting time and it works great. It's a bit expensive but it was worth it for me.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy Start, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Richard Recommends This Toro Mower
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