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

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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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  7 Questions
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.
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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.
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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
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5
Pros
Traction Was Not A Probl... (1)
Easy To Use (17)
Fast (11)
I'd Buy It Again (8)
Price (8)
Cons
Packaging (5)
Low Quality (3)
Unreliable (2)
Durability (2)
not Enough Grease Fittin... (1)
81% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
84 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
5280 Helpful Votes
Mowers Direct Recommended

The Toro TimeCutter SS5000 zero turn riding mower offers a 50-inch wide mower deck so you can handle those wide open spaces in a lot less time. About half the time that you are spending now to mow your yard!

The Toro TimeCutter SS5000 features the new Toro Smart Speed™ control system. This exclusive Toro innovation lets you choose different speed ranges with the flip of a lever without changing the engine or the blade speeds. Mow large open areas with the high speed range to get the job... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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Mike B.
Hemingford, NE
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/30/14
Total Helpful Votes
11 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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Frances P.
Picayune, MS
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Lemon From Day One
Have had to replace starter, deck bounces off very easily then belts come off. Used only non ethanol gas, line into gas tank broke off. Have had to replace solenoids twice. Tires on front won't stay aired up. Have to take to shop every time I use it. Consider it junk to keep working on. Too expensive to buy another. Wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability, Wouldn Buy Another Toro Product Have Had To Replace Starter Us
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Lazaro M.
Lithia, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/3/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
19
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Toro Mower
I use the mower to cut about 3.5 acres. The mower has cut my cutting time significantly over my regular (non zero turn) riding mower, which I still use on the other portion of my property. The controls and the ease of driving the Toro is great. Also, getting on and off the machine is really easy. I only wish I would have bought a larger machine as it has a little problem with grass over 8" tall.

Overall the machine performs as advertised and up to now I am very happy with the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Price, Features
Lazaro Recommends This Toro Mower
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Eddie C.
Linn, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/22/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
16
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
This Order Has Been A Disaster....
I haven't had a chance to mow one blade of grass.... Since the moment I unpacked the mower it has been an experience from hell. The engine is revving way too high. None of the servicing dealers in this area would come to pick up the machine for servicing, they all want to charge me extra for diagnosing the problem, extra carburetion fees, and any other fee they can dream up.

I had to arrange my own means of transporting it in for repairs, and now I have to wait 3 weeks before they can even... more
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Eddie,
We're sorry to hear you're having these problems. The Kawasaki engine has a 3-year consumer warranty, so you can try contacting Kawasaki at 866-802-9381, but make sure you have your serial number on hand if possible.

Otherwise, you could call Toro's customer service line for Mowers at 888-384-9939. Your mower itself has a 3-year consumer warranty as well. They should take care of this for you.

If you have any trouble getting it taken care of with them, give us a call back and we'll work with you to get it resolved.
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Richard L.
Blytheville, AR
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/12/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Toro Zero Turn Mower
Good product, plenty of power. I would recommend the up graded version, with the armrests and hour meter to another customer. I have ordered the bagging accessory to go with this mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Packaging, Mower Deck Could Not Clear 2x2 Cross Bracing
Richard Recommends This Toro Mower
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Derek
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
Great Mower! Like all mowers, be careful on those steep hills. Other than that, this mower is great! Cut is very even, looks professional even on thick grass. Love the fast mowing mph. Seems to be very sturdy, and I have a property that takes its toll on mowers. Easy to service and maintain. This is the best mower I’ve ever owned.
Pros: Fast, Quiet, Durable, Reliable
Derek Recommends This Toro Mower
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Ron V.
Hudson, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/15/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Buyers Remorse Here
Love it, but I never got so dirty mowing with any of my previous machines. A question, why don't the cup holder and the rest have drain holes?

It is powerful and smooth, great machine.I have to put a hole in the discharge shoot to be able to pick it up (rope) to go into the barn. Have to shop for a different type blade, the OEM won't hold an edge. 2 hours of mowing, yes southern grass and they are past dull. Crazy but I really love this TORO 50" Cutter
Ron Recommends This Toro Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Ron,
Ron,

In terms of the cup holder not having a drainage hole, it really has more to do with Toro likely overlooking this in the design. There really is no other reason than that. It is something we will make a suggestion on with Toro moving forward. We are happy you like your mower.

In terms of the blade, you may want to look into going with the Oregon Gator blades. These tend to be stronger blades and are great for mulching, bagging and side discharge.

If you have any questions, please let us know.
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Daniel R.
Walbridge, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/13/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Toro Timecutter
I have cut my grass 2 times since delivery. The right side is way out of adjustment. I am very busy with moving and remodeling and do not have time to do anything about it yet.I will do a full review when it is adjusted.
I need to find out how or who can adjust this
Thanks
Daniel Recommends This Toro Mower
Daniel's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Mower out of adjustment on the right side.Needs fixed"
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Robert P.
Binghamton, NY
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Have Not Had A Problem Yet
I purchased my Toro SS5000 three years ago it had a flat tire at the store. I was not going to buy it but I did and was not sorry, all I do is put gas in it and a little maintenance runs like a top. Toro did a good job when they built this one. It also holds the trade in price.
Robert Recommends This Toro Mower
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Jim L.
Covington, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/5/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
30
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Zero Turn Performs Well
Cuts mowing time in half.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast, Durable, Reliable
Cons: Packaging
Jim Recommends This Toro Mower
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Judy K.
West Liberty, KY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Love the mower.. Mows great and is easy to use. Would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a fine mower.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Price, High Quality
Judy Recommends This Toro Mower
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