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Toro TimeMaster (30") 190cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower w/ Electric Start

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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
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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
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

Convenient Electric Start
Turn the key to start - uses an on-board rechargeable battery
ReadyStart® starting system - no priming or choking required

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


Model
  Model Number:20200
 UPC:021038202006
 ManufacturerToro
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start w/ Recoil
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 Battery TypeLead Acid
 HP/CC190 cc
 Fuel Tank Size.30 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
Wheels
 Front Tire Size8 Inch
 Rear Tire Size10 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 MaterialSteel
 ConstructionStamped
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height1.0-4.0 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredNo
 Weight135.0 Lbs. (61.24 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: With the electric start of the Toro Timemaster, does it also have the coil start with it?
by Terry Bailey from Michigan on May 18, 2014

A: Terry - yes, the Toro 20200 has a recoil (rope start) option as well as the electric start.
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.
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (14)
Easy To Store (8)
Features (5)
Reliable (5)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Cons
Expensive (11)
Low Quality (3)
Unreliable (3)
Heavy (3)
Underpowered (1)
52% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
90 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
6538 Helpful Votes
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The Toro TimeMaster 20200 is ideal for homeowners with big yards and busy schedules. This 30 inch mower covers more ground in less time, significantly reducing your mowing time.

The Toro TimeMaster 20200 is powered by a reliable 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 Toro TimeMaster 20200 features an easy-to-sue electric start system. If you don't mind... more
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James S.
Plainfield, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/22/14
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally A Mower For The In Between Size Yard
This mower is as advertised, a time saver. The electric start model is obviously easy to start, just turn the key. I have .4 acre, mostly level with eight trees and four landscape beds, a rider would be a challenge to maneuver around some of the tight spaces so a walk behind is almost a necessity. Compared to my 22" Toro Personal Pace, this machine cuts my mowing time by 40%. The cut is beautifully even and it mulches excellently. I have not had to "bag" this season. No... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Easy To Store, Quiet
Cons: Expensive, Heavy, Bad Instructions
James Recommends This Toro Mower
James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very easy to order, fast accommodating service, but free delivery is not really free as the machine is too heavy to lift off a truck as is comes on a pallet and lift gate delivery is extra. Trust me, the delivery charge is worth it!"
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Teri V.
Chappell Hill, TX
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
Bad quality control. No replacement for an obvious 'lemon', worthless warranty.

After four hours of use, the start & self-propel mechanisms broke. The mower wouldn't recharge & yes, I completely went by the manual.

After over a week at the repair shop (they wouldn't replace it), it came back about 75% of what it should be doing. Repairs would have cost me a fortune, so I had to deal with it - in spite of being disabled with a bad back.

It's been six months now & the mower... more
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Rob M.
North Babylon, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Overpriced, But No Competition...
@ $1k +, I think slightly over priced, but it's a one of a kind. Out of the box, stock blades do not generate much lift as many have noticed. The commercial Time Cutter blades do fit and provide much more lift, however, they do steal more engine power. I primarily bag due to battling an on-going lawn fungus issue. The deck does cake easily with clippings, but does not appear to impact performance much (at least for bagging). I removed the blue hill assist squeeze handle.... I found I never... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Time Savings
Cons: Expensive, Slightly Under-powered
Rob Recommends This Toro Mower
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Dan Z.
Moorestown, NJ
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Underpowered
When the grass is slow growing in the middle of the summer this machine is fine. In the spring and even if their is a light mist on the grass the machine clogs and is severely underpowered.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Price
Cons: Not Enough Power, Clog, Clogs, Can't Cut Wet Grass
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Stephen C.
Canton, MI
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Buyer Beware
I bought this mower an immediately started having issues. I thought it may have been me at first but it was leaving a trail of grass uncut after 2 attempts and having to cut my grass 2 times each time I finally took it in for service. The owner of the store I went to said they have had this happen a couple other times but not often (Not a big relief to me). So they added a ("Product Improvement") to my mower installing a baffle and new high lift blades. I only used it a few more... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Low Quality, Heavy
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Stephen,
We're sorry to hear you've had such a bad experience with your Toro TimeMaster. Although you didn't purchase the mower from us, we do know that it comes with a three-year consumer warranty. Try giving them another call at 888-384-9939 and asking if you're still within your 3-year warranty period.
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Glenn
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/8/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good, With Some Drawbacks...
Bought mine when they first came out. Had to have it serviced twice because of something getting in the fuel from the gas cap (according to service guy). Installed a fuel filter and problem gone. My yard requires many turns and lets face it...this thing is heavier and a bit clumsier to use than a 21", but tolerable. I'm 5'10" and there are 2 settings for handlebar height. I wish there was one right in between the 2 provided. Cuts dry grass well. Wet or thick grass can leave... more
Glenn Recommends This Toro Mower
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Matthew J.
Grand Haven, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Big Time Saver
The 30" cut is a big time saver, also the personal pace is as fast as I need and faster. The cut is even and clean. Gas tank could be a little bigger, but fresh gas every time I use it is okay also.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, It Does A Great Job On My Lawn And Its Fast Easy To Operate
Matthew Recommends This Toro Mower
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Rod C.
Clinton, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/9/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It!
I have had the mower for about a month, I have mowed six times. I purposely mowed overly tall wet grass the first time. The mower struggled a bit, as to be expected, but I walked a bit slower and it chewed through it. Wet tall grass does make a mess under the deck that needs to be cleaned. The second mow was normal growth and it had no problems.

By my watch I can mow more twice as fast as I could with my 19 inch mower. I attribute this to the wider path, and the personal pace top speed... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again, Fast
Cons: Expensive
Rod Recommends This Toro Mower
Rod's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My preliminary email was answered quickly. The mower shipped fast, arrived on time, and worked as described. My neighbor likes my mower, and I have directed him to the website."
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John M.
Lewis Center, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/25/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Toro Timemaster Is Good And Bad ...
Positives: easy to store, easy to start, easy to set cutting height, easy to clean after mowing, wide cutting path.

Negatives: uneven cutting, most of the time. I noticed that if the undercarriage is really clean (I clean it out after every mowing) and if the grass is nice and dry, I get an even cut. But if the grass is the least bit damp the mower seems to have a hard time pulling it up to create an even cut between the 2 blades. Also, the mower stalls easily if you do not let it rev... more
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Ed S.
Sandy, UT
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Weak Motor
This motor is not powerful enough to cut grass 6 inches tall and mulch.
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Steve
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/5/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Will Work Well For Me Even Though Under Powered
Is all the reviews made it out to be. Seems to be a good quality mower I'll get many years out of. I love Mowers Direct but wish they had a more competitive price on this, price dropped $50 right after I bought it ...
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Reliable, Durable
Cons: Expensive, Unde, Under Powered Needs Bigger Engine
Steve Recommends This Toro Mower
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Kimberly R.
Cairo, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Electric Start Has Failed
Only used 5 times and electric start failed.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, I Have Used It 5 Times And The Electric Start Has Failed
Kimberly Recommends This Toro Mower
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Dennis P.
Mempis, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
30" Junk
This machine is just a belt burner. Went threw 2 belts in one year. My lawn is 80 feet by 125 ft I didn't mow grass all winter. I'm sending a letter to my BBB for the stop selling of this rip off machine. I will not sell this machine to anybody I'll take the loss. For being dumb enough to buy it. I like to see if this story get posted.
Pros: Shouldn't Be Allow To Sell
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Low Quality
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Justin
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/9/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Garbage
This mower is the biggest piece of garbage out there. I live in Connecticut on a 1 acre lot with a few hilly areas. You MUST mow your lawn every 4 days or the mower will stall every time you attempt to mow even slightly tall grass. I always mow when the grass is dry so that isn't the problem here...it's the underpowered Briggs motor. If you look at other mowers around this size they have around 14hp, this one is nowhere near that. Save your money, try something else.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Expensive, Unreliable, Underpowered
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Richard B.
Grand Forks, ND
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/3/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Worth The Price, Blade Hit The Deck When First Used.
THE UPSIDES:
Delivered as promised and great service by local shipper. It was packaged well. I added the oil and filled with gas and it started first crank. The engine is very smooth and relatively quiet for a lawnmower, really sounds like a professional engine. It does cut down your mowing time but the size of the machine will take a little getting used to. Handle folds up nice.
THE DOWNSIDES:
The left side blade hits the mower deck the first time I engaged the blades (toro really should... more
Pros: Quiet, Fast, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Expensive
Richard Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shipped and delivered on the date as promised. Great service by local shipping company."
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Dale H.
Green Bay, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Possible Boat Anchor
It might make a good boat anchor, but I have my doubts.

I'm convinced the people at Toro wanted to market a wide area walk-behind mower at the $1,000 price point. Maybe they succeeded, but they built almost a non-functioning mower.

The six or so HP engine leaves the mower woefully underpowered. This means it cannot straighten the grass blades before cutting them and it makes for a shabby cut. Additionally, the puny engine does not make it up a small eight foot hill in our yard, so I... more
Cons: Difficult To Use, Woefully Underpowered, Poor Design
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Glenn K.
Hazelwood, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/20/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Everything But Engine Strength
30" mower is a great idea. I actually enjoy walking behind this mower after 14 years of sitting on a rider. Features on this mower are well designed. Mulching is very good, but here is the rub, Toro did not put enough power on the deck. Engine stalls when engaging the blades. Bogs down in thick grass occasionally stalls. Not enough power to get the grass into the bag. For the price it should have more power.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Quiet
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Richard F.
Fairfax County, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine
It does the lawn in great style, does what it advertises, electric key start starts right-up and you're on your way. I only wish that I had a machine such as this for the past 40 years. It is expensive, heavy and is not quiet but very easy to operate on flat or hilly lawns. I've used it for six weeks, so far so good. Just turned 80 and it is faster than my other lawn mower.
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Reliable
Cons: Heavy
Richard Recommends This Toro Mower
Richard Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good guys to talk with answers to questions. Mower arrived as scheduled."
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Ken W.
Newburgh, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/17/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
This mower meets all my needs for a large and rather hilly yard. It goes up and down the slopes with little effort. Easy to start, I rarely need the electric starter as it starts on a single pull 95% of the time. My yard is large enough that the 30" cutting path is a good thing to have. If it would self clean I would be even happier, but it doesn't take very much effort to clean it anyway.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Ken Recommends This Toro Mower
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Chuck F.
Cherryville, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/18/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Bad
Nice mower, easy to use. Electric start is nice and it is maneuverable like a smaller walk behind. Personal pace self propel is also nice. The only thing I don't like about it is the engine. It's not big enough. It needs more power to run two blades and drive the unit. If your grass is long and you're mulching it doesn't have the power. Also, if you engage the blades to fast, it will stall. For over a thousand dollars it should have a bigger engine. Other than that it cut my mowing time... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features
Cons: Expensive
Chuck Recommends This Toro Mower
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Earl B.
Hot Springs Village, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I've Finally Found My Mower.
I'm 76 years old and still enjoy mowing my lawn. It was a 2 hour job and now it's a 1 1/2 hour job. The lawn looks a lot better because this mower does not make deep wheel tracks like my old mower did. The self propelled feature is wonderful and even though the mower is wide it still turns easily. I love this mower.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Features, Quiet
Earl Recommends This Toro Mower
Earl Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The delivery truck driver parked in a large store parking lot less than a mile from my house. It would be impossible to drive his truck to my house. It took me five minutes to drive to the pick-up point . We loaded and I was home in ten minutes. "
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Jack R.
Albany, NY
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Ok
This machine though practical does not quite live up to its expectations. Does not like lawns with grades, for it is hard to push up inclines even though it has engaged drive which you have to hold. Would be better if front wheels swiveled. Off switch is not responsive all the time. The hose connect for cleaning the blade gauge is worthless too.
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Big Ray
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good And Bad Re The Timemaster 30" Mower
Purchase and delivery was perfect...Cuts dry grass and bags it fine...had to raise the deck to mulch damp grass without causing mower to stall...the water hose cleanout is very useful...you get what you pay for, all in all its a good value..
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Jim
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Toro Timemaster Mistake
I bought a Toro Timemaster 20200 in March to cut my Zoysia front lawn. Especially appealing was the 30" wide cut.
Mower starts fine but it has trouble cutting, it seems to lack power. I investigated and found the engine (190 cc) is same size they put on the 21" mower???? The bagging system will only fill the bag halfway. If I try to use mulch mode the mower will stall. I am only trying to remove 1/4" of grass.
Most annoying is advice I received from Toro tech support. To... more
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Jim
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Expensive And Underpowered
I bought the Toro Timemaster 20200 because of the lawn size and grass type. I have 7000 square feet of Zoysia which is very thick, dense, and requires close mowing (1 - 1 1/2 ")
Good ponits:
- starts great
- 30" cut

Bad points:
- bagging is bad - bag will fill about half full
- motor will choke/stall in heavy grass
- I can only cut down to 2" height - mower will not move if I lower deck as it tries to push on grass
- I must sometimes push mower manually to get it moving
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Frank R.
Kings Park, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/22/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
14
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love My Toro
Arrived by Van Left in Driveway. Opened Box, Checked For Damage a Ok. Charged Battery For Electric Start. Next Day Started Right Up. After I Added Oil Make Sure to Sit Down and Read Manual If You Are Experienced Grass Cutter Still Read Manual. Cuts Grass Like Lawn Co. So Easy On Back Could Cut With One Hand If I Wanted. Never Paid More Than $400. 00 For Any Mower, See That 30" Cut and You Will Know Why It Costs More. Happy to Cut Grass Now.
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Douglas
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/18/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Mower
I haven't used it much yet, but this is a really nice mower. This size is just what I needed, it's much lighter then the 33 inch mowers out there.

The personal pace is great. One curious thing is that when you engage the blades, the engine almost dies. You have to engage slowly. I'm just going to trust that this is by design and live with it. If this is the size mower you are looking for, get this one.

I've had a lot of mowers in my days, and this is the best mower I have ever had.
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Douglas,
Please feel free to give the folks at Toro Tech Support a call, toll free, at (888) 384-9939 for advice on getting the best performance from your mower.
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Steve
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mulching No Problem
I've had mine almost all summer. I did not have much luck mulching in the beginning, but after a few experiments, I found that if I raised the back up 1 or 2 notches it would mulch my thick bluegrass just fine.

I have a half-acre yard with lots of landscaping to go around, and I also water a lot. I have not bagged all summer.

I am very happy with it.
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Mike B.
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mike B.
So far I've had nothing but great results on my 1/3 acre lot. I'm thinking about ditching my 28" inch Snapper rider as it takes up too much room in the shed. Very impressed with quality, speed, and handling. The only complaint I have is that the blade handle bar tends to pinch the operator if it's not pressed tightly against the other handle--hope Toro takes this complaint seriously as it is a legitimate problem.
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John O.
Omaha, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
26
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Toro Timemaster
I was able to use the mower once. It was fully charged and would not start using the key, it would start when using the pull rope. It has been in the shop in Omaha, Nebraska for almost 2 weeks. When I get it back hopefully there will not be any problems.
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Wally
Niagara Falls, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
It Is What It Is!
Hello to all!

I just received my Toro Timemaster and lawn striper from Mowers Direct on the promised delivery date......very impressed!!

It came in a huge box and weighed about a 100 lbs. All that had to be done is add the supplied oil and my gas. The electric start was sweet .......just a touch of the key and it started like a dream! The engine labored when the blades are engaged and stalled once when mulching. I had to raise the front wheels and engaged the blades while on the... more
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Don
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Truly A "time-saver"
I will have to admit, the Toro TimeMaster does save me more than 50% of the time it took me to mow my lawn with a 21" push behind self-propelled mower. If your yard is too small for a riding mower and too big for a smaller walk-behind....THIS IS THE MOWER FOR YOUR YARD!
I purchased a generator from this company last year and was VERY pleased with the experience, so I came back again without hesitation and purchased this mower. I went on-line on a Monday and purchased the mower. Got a call... more
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Jerry R.
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Toro Timemaster 30"
This mower needs much more engineering. I have used it for almost two seasons on a 3/4 acre lawn. If the grass has the slightest amount of moisture the mower will clog. During spring mowing (every 2-3 days) I have to rake the yard area due to deposits from the mower deck that did not make it to the bag. My lawn area has some inclines. The self propel drive on this mower is not strong enough to drive the mower when the bag is more than 25% full. Overall the idea of this 30" mower is great.... more
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Ron B.
Pflugerville, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/15/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow
Folks, I purchased the 30" self-propelled electric start. Ordered on a Friday and received the next Thursday. The carriers were great they brought the mower right to the garage with the pallet jack. The package was not damaged at all, unpacked the mower and put it on the charge before doing anything. Next day removed all the packing, added oil and gas, turned the key and the mower started right up. I did the final adjustments on height and tried the mower out. It ran great with no... more
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Dave C.
Depew New York, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/26/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best
Best lawn mower I ever owned.
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Bob
REVIEWED
OCT.
19
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Decent Mower
Double blades don't get the blade tip speed needed to get really clean cuts or to mulch really well. The lawn is about 1/2 acre with driveways and fences. Manuverability through narrow areas has to be considered more than for a standard push mower but it's better than a rider.

The job it does is about what you would expect from a riding mower. Generally very good, but it does not suck the grass up to be cut very much.
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Erich
Jackson, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/25/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outstanding Product!
This mower is incredible. It's easy to start and handles so easily and effortlessly.

I used to have a riding mower and always had to clean up tight areas with my 20” push mower. None of this is necessary with the TimeMaster. The time saving is incredible, and it is actually a lot of fun to use.

I recommend this product to anyone who is looking for an alternative to the standard lawn tractor.
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Gerald W.
Houston, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/1/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Liars (in A Good Way)
You people lied about how much time I would save by buying this lawn mower. You said that I would save 40% mowing time. I have saved about 60%.

I have a Sears 22 inch self-propelled lawn mower. It would take me 30 minutes to mow my front yard and about 1.5 hours to cut my backyard. It took me about 40 minutes to cut both front and back.

I would have to still push my old mower some even though it was self propelled. I would have to stop and rest to many times with the old one. My new one... more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Gerald,
You can purchase Service Manuals through Toro's web site: www.toro.com.
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Lew
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/27/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Really Like The Mower
I have used it three times, my yard is just under an acre. It takes about an hour and I can actually jog or at least a very fast paced walk.

It's good exercise and the mower does a great job.
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Glenn
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower But A Couple Of Kinks So Far.
My mower ran great out of the box. My lawn is fairly thick Kentucky Bluegrass and I try to always mulch it to avoid the hassle of bagging and to return the nutrients (finely chopped grass clippings) back into the soil. I usually cut at 3 to 3 1/2". Any lower and the grass can start to clump in mulching mode, especially if the grass is lush or wet. If the grass is very dry then this is less of a problem. Mulching wet grass also causes the grass to really collect heavily under the deck,... more
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Dan K.
Cotopaxi, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/18/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
28
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro! Toro! Toro!
As advertised. Order, payment, delivery, setup----no sweat.

Mower works well. Probably a little loss of power due to higher altitude --7500' above msl. Is there some way to compensate Plenty of power for some deep (neglected) grass. So far, so good. Excellent alternative to the riding mower.....cheaper, and with about 3/4 acre, I don't need to ride.

Cheers!
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Dennis
Raleigh, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/9/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Homeowner's Twin Blade Mower
We have been looking for a 30+" mower that was not a landscaper's model (heavy and lever operated). This mower was a perfect fit for our needs. It operates exactly as a small 21" single blade style mower. The speed control is simple and intuitive to operate at a slow walk or a jog if you want. The optional electric start makes it easy for my wife to operate it as well.
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John H
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/12
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not To Happy With Toro
My time master 30 in ran & mowed very well 1st 3 times. After last time i mowed gas started dripping out exhaust. I called toro dealer and they said to bring it in. They checked it out and said carb was bad. They tried to order a new one but there was none available in the U.S.A. They will fix it but don't know when. They have had it for 2 weeks.
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Ricky
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower
I decided to step up to a larger mower just because it was time for another mower. This mower is perfect for my needs. I have a healthy lawn and I like to keep it manicured. I do have to admit it took a little getting used to the personal pace. It will go however you want to go.

Love the fine mulch that it puts back on the ground. Overall great little mower that is easy to set up right out of the box and easier to maneuver than you think. Mowers direct was awesome to deal with. No... more
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Lee
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Very Very Disapointing, Waste Of Money
The engine is too small to mulch. If your grass is healthy, the mower will stall. I have experience with other machines. For the money you can do a lot better!!
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Greg
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/22/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth The Wait
I ordered this mower back in March when it was back ordered, and it finally arrived in early May. I had one scheduling hiccup with the delivery company, but the mower was delivered, unboxed and used the same day. I had a smaller self-propelled model (different brand) for 8 years or so, and didn't think I'd like the Toro configuration. After the first use, I can't imagine going back to the old style. This mower is bigger and heavier but handles much easier. I cut my grass only once a week... more
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Robert K.
Memndham, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
16
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
A Disappointing Mower
There are some problems with this mower. First of all it stalls when I engage the cutter bar. It needs adjustment, it has done this every time I tried to use it. This is a big shortcoming. Secondly it stalls when I tried to cut grass about four inches tall! So I think it is underpowered. It should have a bigger engine. I would like to return it or at least have the Toro company correct the stalling problem at no cost to me since the mower has always done this since day one.
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Robert,
You can contact Toro technical service at (888) 384-9939, they may be able to help you solve the stalling problem over the phone. If it is a more complicated problem, you can take the mower into a local authorized Toro service center and see if the problem is covered under warranty.
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Dean
Omaha, NE
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow, What A Machine
This is hands down the best mower I have ever bought, cut my mow time in half and the bells and whistles are great. I would 100% recommend this to anyone with a yard needing just a bit more size in a mower.
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Bob B.
Crossville, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/17/12
REVIEWED
MAY.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro 20200 Electric Start Self Propelled 30" Mower
I received my mower yesterday. The delivery not only was on time but the driver even placed the over sized mower box in my garage at not extra charge. The mower was in perfect condition with no damage. The set up was effortless and very simple to do. All parts came included with none missing. You fill the oil reservoir with supplied oil and charge the electric start battery for 24 hrs. Unless you use the pull cord to start the engine you will have to wait till the following day to cut for... more
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Lance
REVIEWED
APR.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome!
This is the best mower I've ever owned. I've always purchase 21" mowers from Sears or Lowe's. I've been wanting a wide-cut for 2-3 years. I saw this recently and had to have it. I have to say it is well worth the money. Smooth cut, powerful motor, easy push.

More on the easy push: I like to walk fast. This self-propel will wear you out. I was afraid the self-propel would be too slow. It is not. I haven't had it wide open yet and there have been a couple of times it kind of got... more
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Tim D.
East Chicago, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/15/12
REVIEWED
APR.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Time To Cut
I received my Timemaster 20200 and was very pleased with everything. The mower exceeds what I expected and the delivery and the delivery people were excellent. I could and I will use Mowers Direct again!!!!!!!!!! Thanks..........
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Alphonse B.
Cape Coral, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/25/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Machine
It was necessary to stop our lawn service due to finances. After researching in person and online, I found your site. Then I found the awesome Toro TimeMaster. Due to chronic back pain and a weak left leg, I needed a unit with easy maneuvering, starting and quickness of getting the job done. The 20200 meets and exceeds all the requirements and more. The key start, 30" cutting path, personal pace with a power boost for steep inclines and easy cleaning all sold me.

The low price, no... more
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Dennis
Memphis, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Time Save
I bought this mower to cut down on time. I'm 60 now and I don't want to spend anymore time on my lawn then needed. The mower handles better than I thought it would. I'm saving 20 minutes now. That's better than my best time 20 years ago. I made a good buy and save time doing it.
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Bob P.
Webster, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
30 Inch Self Propelled Walk Behind Mower.
Great mower. Quiet engine, smooth operation easy to manuver. Could have a little larger gas tank.
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Nat T.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/10/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro..toro..toro
This Bull Is An Awesome Machine. Mulches With No Problem
Has Power and Starts the First Time Every Time. Definetely
Recommend.
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Bob
Lorain, OH
REVIEWED
NOV.
27
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Mower -- Big Timesaver
It worked well until it died and would not restart while mowing under pine trees. The governor return spring got disconnected by one of the branches. I reconnected it and it started right up.

I set the blades at about 3 inches. I have used it in mulch, bag, and discharge mode on an acre lot. They all work well, even with leaves. We have a deciduous cedar-like tree and the mower picked up its heavy flat leaves.

Fast and slow range is adjustable on the fly from a very slow walk to... more
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Jerry C.
Claxton, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/14/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Experience - So Far!
Love the Toro Timemaster 20200 30" mower. Took it out of the box, reviewed the manual, filled it with gas and oil, and it started on first turn of the key! HOOAH!

I now cut my 1/2 acre in much, much less time than I had previously with my smaller push Toro, and with a whole lot less effort, too.

I used to use only riding mowers (Toro/Snapper) but recently decided to go with the walk behind mower for the overall exercise value. Now I can cut my sloping lawn without killing... more
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Milan C.
West Milford, NJ
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
The mower is terrific! I have mulched overgrown wet grass going uphill and the mower never hesitates or bogs down. I switched from a John Deere rear engined rider and have no regrets especially when I have so much more room in my shed. The only issue I have had is the washout connector is difficult to connect sometimes causing the water to stop flowing - minor problem and I think I have conquered it.

Great machine, I have no regrets, in fact my neighbor bought one after seeing how well... more
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Christopher F.
Alpharetta, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/16/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
A Little Disappointed
I love the width of the mower but I'm disappointed because it struggles on hills and the engine power leaves a little to be desired on higher grass.
Pros: Durable, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive, Too Heavy For Hills
Christopher Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Quick ship, easy purchase!"
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Jeff R.
Wichita Falls, TX
REVIEWED
AUG.
31
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Toro Timemaster Failed Me
I researched the TimeMaster reviews and was excited to purchase one based on the Toro name, 30 inch cut, and self propelled feature. It utterly failed to cut properly in mulch setting and the local store that put it together failed in customer support. Details are as follows...

I mowed my Shag type Bermuda using a 4 inch cut clearance with a mulch set up. Shag like shag carpet. The grass is not dense, stiff and upright as you find of the Bermuda grass used at a nice golf course. ... more
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