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New, More Powerful TimeMaster – The Toro 30” TimeMaster has an upgraded in 2017 with a 223cc Briggs and Stratton engine that provides 10 ft. lbs of torque (up from 8 ft. lbs ). Toro states one can cut their lawn mowing time by 40%, mostly because the mowed deck is much wider than normal. We would agree with Toro if you have a large yard with very little to cut around. The dual blade 30″ grass eating monster is awesome with the personal pace self propulsion in a straight line. The 30″ mower is slightly harder to maneuver around landscaping, but well worth it for the quality of cut provided by the two Toro Atomic blades. Our YouTube Video walks you through the ownership of the Toro TimeMaster, including the maintenance and how the unit spins the two 15″ blades.
Toro has long been known in the lawn industry to provide quality products that provide exceptional results. The new updated and more powerful Toro TimeMaster is no exception to the long list of outstanding products they offer.
Model 21199 Features:
10.00 ft-lb Gross Torque Briggs & Stratton® 223cc OHV engine – This engine is larger than the previous models.
30″ Mowing Deck with Dual-Force Cut – To keep the mower smaller, a twin blade cutting system with Toro Atomic blades work together to cut a 30″ swath.
Personal Pace Self-Propel System with Traction-Assist Handle – This self-propulsion system is not new and very popular on Toro models for good reason.
Blade Stop System – Because the motor will run without the blades turning, it is important for safety to have the blades stop within 3 seconds when you release the lever.
Quick Stow Lever – The TimeMaster is a Monster, so to help store it there are two storage positions for easy compact storage and also two convenient handle height positions.
Easy Height-of-Cut Adjustment – On the left hand side there are labeled height adjustment points to adjust from 1-1/4″ to 4-1/4″.
Quick Attach Washout Port – Quickly attach a hose to the mower deck without getting soaked to easily clean the under side of the deck.
3 Year Warranty & Guaranteed-to-Start – Toro warranties everything, including the fact that the mower will start for 3 years.
Two Blade Design
In larger rotary cutters, it is very common to spin two smaller blades rather than one large one. That keeps the rotating mass down along with making the implement smaller. In the Toro’s Timemaster case, the lawn mower is able to be 30″ wide without having the depth it would have with a single 30″ blade. The two smaller blades also have smaller areas to cut grass and move it through the blades multiple times to help mulch or bag the grass more efficiently. The multiple gear cases are made from aluminum to keep the weight down, but it is noticeable that this lawn mower weighs in a bit more than your average 21-24″ lawn mower. There is no doubt that the weight is there, but the personal pace system really makes this lawn mower a dream to push. Taking on an acre or an acre and a half with this unit would not be a problem.
Guaranteed to Start
Toro proudly displays that the TimeMaster is guaranteed to start for 3 years. With that said, they provide you with a packet of fuel treatment and say not to use more than E10 fuel. That is a given for any small engine these days and we highly recommend you purchase Ethanol free fuel if you can. If you do not have that option, use Stabil Marine with each fill.
Before starting the lawn mower you should check the oil to be sure it is within operating range. Once that is verified, all you have to do is pull the recoil cord. The Briggs and Stratton engine will do the rest, normally firing up on the first or second pull. We have found that the TimeMaster can be harder to start if you have a low fuel level in the tank.
On a side note, the fuel tank on the Briggs and Stratton engine is fairly small and does have blue foam in it to prevent fuel sloshing. With a fairly thirsty engine spinning the atomic blades, plan to fill the mower about every 30 to 35 minutes used. That is our only real complaint with the mower.
Toro’s Personal Pace drive system gives the user a feeling of complete control without ever feeling pulled along or having to push the machine. The self propelled system has an open drive system so it will spin the easiest tire to turn. Than can be felt slightly on turns and when going up hill, but that is the norm for all mowers. This is a large mower, but you really do not notice it until you get into really tight areas. We have some areas in our yard that we were unable to mow because of the landscaping being to close. This mower really shines in the large wide open, but can be handled in and around a lot of obstacles.
However you look at it, this machine will provide you with a high quality cut and get the job done in less time as there is little need to slow down for long thick grass.