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Toro 74790 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Fast (1)
Features (1)
Cons
Didn't Work For My Size ... (1)
Expensive (1)
Unreliable (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
80% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jeff K.
Wetumpka, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/24/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Time Cutter Sw5500
I ordered my mower on a Friday, it shipped Monday and arrived Wednesday. I have nothing but great things to say about the whole process! I love my mower!
Jeff Recommends This Toro Mower
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Michael P.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/19/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Our First Zero Turn Mower
Mower was delivered, assembly: went together very easily, only issue was getting it off the pallet, wow what a job that was, it took me longer to get it off the pallet and wood frame than it did to assemble it, which was a breeze, took only a half hour, barely used the manual.

Once assembled we checked all the fluid levels filled with fresh gas and drove around for 1/2 an hour just to get use to it. Started mowing, normally it takes 6 to 8 hrs to mow the lawn, wow, less than 4 hrs, and it... more
Michael Recommends This Toro Mower
Michael's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had a very good experience shopping Mowers Direct. Their website was easy to surf through, and the products were easy to find. I really looked at customer responses. It helped me select the mower I wanted, and their prices were great. Thank You."
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David H.
Richalnd, PA
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Waited
For three or four years, I have been thinking about buying a zero turn mower… Almost pulled the trigger a couple times… Exmark, Hustler, Toro, Scag, Cub Cadet….Glad I didn’t! The Toro SW5000 is awesome. The steering wheel zero turn is the way to go. It is stable on banks, cuts perfectly, handles easily around obstacles…. cut is outstanding. Cut my time in half and greatly improved cut quality. Only two complaints….I would like a brake pedal to stop on hills…you can stop with your gas pedal but... more
David Recommends This Toro Mower
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John M.
Broken Bow, NE
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It So Far
Only 2 weeks in, have mowed twice very satisfied so far. Mow almost 2 acres - some nice lawn some not so nice. Pretty hilly - wanted ZTR and with the steering wheel & weighted front end it is very stable in the hilly areas. Seems to have plenty of power - first mow everything was pretty tall - it went right through it.

Got the bagger - holds a lot! Love the ZTR - used to take 5-6 hours to mow with a 42" tractor... did the job in under 3 hours bagging everything. I'll take that time... more
John Recommends This Toro Mower
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Chris P.
Total Helpful Votes
34 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
13
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
I'm Not Heavy Enough
I needed a mower to cut my 3 acres by myself. The blades would disengage every time I went over a bump or turned. Toro said it must be a faulty PTO switch. Home Depot swapped out the mower for a brand new one. The same thing happened. My son weighs twice as much as I do and had no problems mowing my yard for me.

Toro kept quoting government safety standards for an adult to ride the mower, but had no minimum weight requirement. Toro had no solution but suggested that I find a weight kit from... more
Pros: Features, Fast
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Expensive, Didn't Work For My Size And Weight
Chris Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Freddie G.
Murrayville, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/13/15
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
So Far Not A Good Mower!!
Only used it 2 times and the transaxle went bad, had to take it to one of their dealers and they still have it, been 2 weeks so far, not a good way to start, never owned a torro, probably will be the last!!
Freddie Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Freddie,
Thank you for contacting us and sorry to hear you are having issues with the Mower, we can have Toro contact the dealer if you feel they are not giving you good support on fixing your Mower. Please let us know which dealer has the Mower and we will contact them on your behalf.
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Sidney B.
Petersburg, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/3/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Wife Loves It
Received unit with out a scratch or dent anywhere. I had a little trouble uncrating it. once I serviced it according to the instructions, it preformed much better than I had hoped, with a much smoother cut than My old mower.
Sidney Recommends This Toro Mower
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William M.
Greensboro, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/1/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Recent Purchase Of Toro Mower
Mowers Direct did a fine job in helping me pick and purchase this Toro mower. The mower is a power-horse and has cut my cutting time as promised. Can't wait to pair this mower with the lawn sweeper for fall clean up. Both items I felt that I got a great deal and service.
William Recommends This Toro Mower
William's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your website is great, and I did feel that I got a great price and the service and shipping was 1ST rate. Thank you for a great job."
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
William,
You've very welcome. Thank you for sharing your experience with other shoppers. Have a great autumn.
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Gabriel V.
Ferris, TX
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Toro Sw5000
I like the mower but I all ready had problems with the carburetor. I mow about 1.5 hours and it starts messing up.
Gabriel Recommends This Toro Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Gabriel,
It is possible this could be fuel related, but there may be a different problem with the carburetor on your machine. I would suggest taking this into a Toro servicing dealer for evaluation as you should not be having issues with the carburetor after such a short amount of time using.
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Thomas H.
Mooresville, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/10/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Sw5000 Purchase
Service was great. Mower arrived on time and in great shape. The mower is a great time saver! My only complaint is that it took my wife and me about two hours to get the mower out of the wooden crate. It would be helpful to know if there is an easy way to remove the mower.
Thomas Recommends This Toro Mower
Thomas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Service and product was great. Only complaint is that it took about two hours to remove the mower from the wooden crate."
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