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Toro TimeCutter SS5000 (50") 23HP Kawasaki Zero Turn Lawn Mower

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4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Zero-Turn Mower
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Large
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
50

Cutting Inches
Engine
Kawasaki Engine
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23HP/726cc Kawasaki FR Series V-Twin OHV Engine
Dual element air filter
Full pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter

Toro Exclusive Smart Speed Control System
Choose different speed ranges with the flip of a lever
Gives operator more precise control
0 to 7 mph for mowing large, open areas at high speed
0 to 3 mph for mowing around trees and landscaping

Dual Hydrostatic Drive System
Provides responsive manueverability

50-inch, 3-Blade Stamped Steel Mower Deck
Provides superior cutting performance in all conditions
2 deck gauge wheels prevent scalping on uneven terrain
Deck washout port provides quick cleaning underneath the deck

Automatic Parking Brake
Engaged when control arms are moved outward

Heavy Duty 10-Gauge Steel Frame
For increased strength and durability

18-Inch Extra Tall Seat
More back support for a smooth, comfortable ride


Model
  Model Number:74631
 UPC:021038746319
 ManufacturerToro
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandKawasaki
 Starting System12-Volt Key Start
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 Battery Voltage12 Volts
 Battery TypeLead Acid
 HP/CC23 HP/726 cc
 Fuel Tank Size3.0 Gallons
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders2 Cylinders
 Oil FilterYes
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
Drive
 SystemHydrostatic
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed7.0 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed4.0 Mph
 Transmission TypeHydrostatic
Wheels
 Front Tire Size13 x 5
 Rear Tire Size18 x 9.5
 Tire TypePneumatic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 MaterialSteel
 ConstructionStamped
 Spindle MaterialAluminum
 Blades3 Blades
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height1.5-4.5 Inches
 Deck Lift SystemManual Hand Operated
 EngagementPTO Electric
 Deck DriveBelt
Accessories
 Seat TypeExtra Tall Back
 Rear BaggerSold Separately
 Mulcher KitSold Separately
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterSold Separately
 Arm RestsSold Separately
 Engine GuardIncluded
 Front BumperNo
 Trailer HitchIncluded
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight580.0 Lbs. (263.09 kilograms)
 Dimensions73.1L x 54.6 up/63 downW x 45.0H
(185.67 x 138.68 x 114.30 cm)
 Consumer Warranty3 Years
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  9 Questions
Q: Several of the Toro Zero Turn mowers have 23 or 24HP engines. That seems very high for a riding mower - more like a Kubota (or similar) tractor. Are these suitable for towing big loads or adding attachments? Is there a PTO?
by Kyle from Connecticut on May 20, 2015

A: Kyle - the Toro TimeCutter zero turn mowers are not designed to tow heavy loads. Towing capacity will vary by model, but for the most part, these mowers will not tow more than about 200 to 250 lbs total payload. And none of the zero turns that we sell have a PTO that would power any sort of attachment.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: What kind of drive motors on the SS5000 50" Toro zero turn mower
by Dean from Colorado on May 10, 2015

A: Dean - the Toro 74631 TimeCutter uses dual Hydro Gear EZT hydrostatic transmissions
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: What hydro drive system does the ss5000 have? I know the MX 5060 has the 2800 series. There is no mention of the durability or model of transaxles for the ss5000 or ss5060. How are the transmissions different on the ss5000 models compared to the mx5060 model.
Thanks

by Tom from Illinois on August 13, 2014

A: Tom - both the Toro SS5000 and the SS5060 use the ZT2200 transmission, also known as the EZT.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Was looking at Toro lawn mowers SS5000 series and Toro series SS5060. Besides the price, one being $400.00 more than the other what are the difference between these two machines?
by John Mccleary from South Carolina on November 07, 2013

A: John - the Toro SS5060 (74632) is basically the same mower as the SS5000, but it is a full-featured model with a number of added accessories that are not included on the SS5000 model. The SS5060 includes an engine guard, a foot-assisted height of cut adjustment pedal, an anti-vibration floor mat, an hour meter and armrests as standard equipment. These would all be "extra" on the SS5000. The SS5060 also has a premium grade, extra tall contoured seat. The seat on the SS5000 is the standard extra tall seat.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Just ordered a Toro TimeCutter zero turn mower. What type gas does it use? regular or supreme?
by John Strickland from Florida on November 02, 2013

A: John - you should use regular grade 87 octane gas. The higher grade gas is just a waste of money - it will not improve engine performance. Also, make sure the regular grade 87 octane gas you use does not have an ethanol content of more than 10%.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Looking for rear engine guard for a Toro 50" Timecutter ss5000 model 74631
by Ron from Maine on October 05, 2013

A: Ron - sorry, but Toro does not offer a rear engine guard that is compatible with the 50-inch, SS series TimeCutter zero turn mowers.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Is the floor plate removable in order to have easy access to the center blade spindle and belt maintenance?
by James Griffin from Texas on June 29, 2013

A: James - the floor plate is NOT removable on any of the Toro TimeCutter zero turn mowers, including the SS5000.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: How is this mower cleaned?

by Jim Thompson from Wisconsin on June 27, 2013

A: Jim - there is a deck wash out port on the mower deck that allows you to connect a garden hose and spray the underside of the deck with water if you wish to clean it in this fashion.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Does the Toro SS5000 50in mow in reverse?
by Mike from Michigan on June 10, 2013

A: Mike - yes, the Toro SS5000 will mow in reverse.
by Jose, Product Expert

Toro 74631 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (19)
Fast (12)
Price (9)
I'd Buy It Again (8)
Quiet (7)
Cons
Packaging (5)
Low Quality (3)
Durability (2)
Unreliable (2)
Mower Deck Could Not Cle... (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
53 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Mike B.
Hemingford, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/14
Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower For A Great Price!
I mow about 3 acres with this mower. It takes me about two hours to mow this area. I am even able to mow the very tall grass with this mower. Love the zero turn, so easy to go around tress, bushes, and other obstacles. I would highly recommend this mower, and you cant beat the great price from www.mowersdirect.com, I tried. Best price out there. Free shipping was great, and was shipped quickly and securely!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
Mike Recommends This Toro Mower
Mike's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I had searched many places to buy our Toro TimeCutter mower. I could not find anywhere to beat the price of www.mowersdirect.com. Plus with the free shipping, you cant go wrong. The shipping was free, fast, and the mower was very well crated. I would highly recommend! I am already looking forward to using their site for future purchases. Great place to buy."
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Bill R.
Titusville, FL
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Mx-5060
I have owned this a year now and have gotten to know it well. If you don't cut overgrown fields the blades hold up well, but revolve at such a high speed that they are prone to damage from limbs and pine cones, (common sense). I have a welded deck and can tell you it was well worth the added cost.

Slime in the tires has always been a given, even when I used Sears mowers. One problem I have is forgetting to check the belt routing after changing blades. Burnt up 2 belts due to not checking.... more
Bill Recommends This Toro Mower
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Mike E.
Wills Point, TX
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
To Robert T
Mine was the same way. It pulled to the left. There is a very easy fix. Get a 1/2 wrench there is an adjustment behind each rear wheel. Go for a ride. Tighten or loosen each nut until it runs perfectly straight.
Mike Recommends This Toro Mower
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Robert T.
Bumpass, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/7/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Zero Turn Mower
The whole process was great, the order, the freight company and the Zero Turn Mower. Order on a Sunday, delivered four days later. The freight company driver was working with me, I got stuck in traffic on I-95. The mower was package very tight in a crate.

I like my new Zero Turn Mower, has cut down on time and a nice cut. The only complaint I have is when you pull back the handles all way back to go forward, the mower drifts to the right, have to keep working the left handle. I need to... more
Robert Recommends This Toro Mower
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Vince U.
Harper, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/27/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet Mowing
Had a 42" lawn tractor. This is so much sweeter and faster. I mow places that my old mower couldn't. The warranty and reviews made me purchase the Toro. The review about the bad cup holder really made my final decision. If that's all they could find wrong. I have 4 acres.
Vince Recommends This Toro Mower
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Joel N.
Portland, ND
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/3/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Good Deal
I shopped around, looked at reviews and made a decision on the Toro Timecutter SS5000. Good price, free shipping and now I'm mowing away!
Joel Recommends This Toro Mower
Joel's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great prices, quick shipping in a easy open crate! I'm happy with the choice."
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Neil K.
Lake View, SC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/7/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Home Owner
Great machine! No problems, so far. Wish it came with an hour meter. So I ordered one from Napa, easy to install.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: No Hour Meter
Neil Recommends This Toro Mower
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Timothy M.
Lexington, SC
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Mower
I purchased this mower in January 2015 from Home Depot. Had a problem with order, which they corrected. Mower came much earlier than expected ,was delivered by A-Z and very professional delivery guy explained everything. I had never operated. thanks
Timothy Recommends This Toro Mower
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Jerry M.
Rockwood, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/19/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Toro
This was our first experience of ordering anything on line and it has been a great experience.

The Toro is great...It mows great. I'm very please with it. Even my brother was very impressed.

Thanks Toro for a great product.
Jerry Recommends This Toro Mower
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Jeffery
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/11/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I purchased this to replace an old 30" Snapper. I have several tight spots in my yard and was concerned about the 50" cut. I do have to weed eat a little more but everything else is much faster and makes up for the extra time spent weed eating. I have been using it all summer and have had no problems at all.

The only issue I have had is with the rigid deck not adjusting when I mow my ditch. Most other mowers will have enough give in the deck to adjust to the changes in terrain but... more
Jeffery Recommends This Toro Mower
Jeffery's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mowers Direct was good to work with and the purchase saved me hundreds of dollars. I had to wait a few weeks for the check to clear and the shipper to get it to me but I had more time than money. I did have an issue with the shipper (SAIA) but that was no fault of Mowers Direct. SAIA got my order at their New Orleans distribution center and it sat on their dock for over a week. I arranged to be at home for the delivery and got a call that they forgot it and it would be another week before they could get to me. After a few choice words, they delivered the mower that evening."
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Andy B.
Southampton, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/25/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Poor Customer Service
Bought new SS5000 and mulching kit. Assembled as per instructions but mower bed is higher on one side than the other - perhaps my issue in assembly. Called MowersDirect, they gave me Toro's number. Called Toro's number they said they couldn't give me any technical help and gave me local dealers number.

Called local dealer and they said they said they couldn't talk to me about it and I'd have to bring it in. They then said I should have bought it through them and would have beaten the price,... more
Andy Recommends This Toro Mower
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