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    Is this the one you hate and tell people not to buy? :-)
    • In stitches hahahaha
      • You don't sell the machines you like....do you?

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      Richard, as it happens, dealer finally managed a satisfactory fix and it does actually cut well now, just I have now bought a ride on mower that takes the sites that used to use this.
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        You miss understand me.
        If you want to sell it it makes no difference to me.
        I just found it amusing that you would advertise something on here after telling people not to buy one because they are rubbish:)
        To Mark's question Personally I don't sell stuff I've bought new as it loses too much value.
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          Richard, I do understand your point, and as such, later today once you've had a chance to read this, I'm going to remove the thread as I don't want my sale to be adversely affected. I believe an LJN member has already bid on it and has probably since seen this thread anyway.

          The fact is they are good machines for the correct sites. The problems I experienced with the machine it would seem were in relation to the pulleys transmitting the power to the blades. The dealer did some magic on it after finally finding the issue (not long after I said it was rubbish) and until this Monday, it was doing some fantastic work. Having now bought a ride on, it is no longer required and I simply don't have the space to store it as a back-up, hence now selling. The sale is not in any way due to the problems I had. As I have stated in the advert, any viewing is welcome and it can be trialed to ensure the buyer is happy with its quality of cut.

          As said, I will remove the post later today once those involved in this post have had a chance to read.
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            Hi Tom, I would say it's valuable to leave your post and your response up... people can make their own minds up.

            FWIW I was having a chat with my mower man recently about these twin blade toros and he rates them quite highly.  The only downside he mentioned was hitting an obstruction can cause quite a lot of damage if the blades go out of sync.  Thinking of getting one myself if I can justify the cost, I have some larger lawns not suitable for a ride on (plus I don't have the storage space) so these look quite a good compromise.

            What's the reserve ? :P

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              Russ, fair point. I will consider my options!
  • I feel sorry for those who have bought them, having owned 2 turf masters and a time master on loan. I sold them to fund 2 rideon-

    John deere X305r & X105

    Great machines. On a site we cut and collect the Toros used to take 2 men 7 hours, now I can do it on my own with the JD x305r in 3!
  • No need to feel sorry for us Matt, we love our Timemaster, it does what is says on the label - saves time and is a valued part of our equipment.  It must be remembered that you are getting a wide cut mower for under a grand and for that you should not expect it to perform as well as a ride on costing 3 or 4 times as much.  

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