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Toro TimeCutter SS5000 (50") 22HP Kawasaki Zero Turn Lawn Mower

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Model: 74630
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Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Zero-Turn Mower
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Hilly Terrain

Cutting Inches

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21.5HP/726cc Kawasaki V-Twin OHV Engine
Dual element air filter
High performance pressurized lubrication
3-gallon fuel tank with sight gauge

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 4 mph for mowing around trees and landscaping

Dual Hydrostatic Drive System
Provides responsive manueverability

50-Inch, 3-Blade Mower Deck
Provides superior cutting performance in all conditions
Anti-scalp wheels allow the deck to float over the turf

Automatic Parking Brake
Engaged when control arms are moved outward

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

Heavy Duty 10-Gauge Steel Frame
Increased strength and durability

Engine Brand
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
21.5 HP
726 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
3 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
2 Cylinders
Oil Filter
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
30 Days
Battery Included
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Deck Construction
Spindle Material
3 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Height
1.5-4.5 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Hand Operated
PTO Electric
Deck Drive
Maximum Speed
Maximum Reverse Speed
3.4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Drive System
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Engine Guard
Seat Type
Extra Tall Back
Hour Meter
Sold Separately
Arm Rests
Sold Separately
Trailer Hitch
Sold Separately
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Front Tire Size
13 x 5 Inch
Front Axle
Rear Tire Size
18 x 9.5 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Made in USA
580 Pounds
Product Length
72.9 Inches
Product Width
54.0 up/64.0 down Inches
Product Height
41.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
30 Days
  14 Questions
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: Does installing the mulching kit on the Toro TimeCutter SS4235 increase the final operating width more than the stated specification of 43.5"?
by Jim from Colorado on June 22, 2011

A: Jim - the mulch kit on a Toro SS series TimeCutter zero turn mower mounts totally on the inside of the mower deck, so the mulch kit would not have any effect on the overall width of the mower.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Are the arm rests an add on the the seat already in place? Can they be added at a later date?
by ELJ from New York on June 05, 2011

A: Yes, the arm rests are an optional accessory on the Toro TimeCutter SS5000 (74630). These can be ordered and attached to the seat at any time.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Does the Toro Zero-Turn mower SS5060 (50 in deck, 24 HP) pivots in the front?
by Paul from Maryland on May 28, 2011

A: Paul - the two front wheels on this mower swivel 360 degree's. The control levers control the drive speed of the rear wheels, so if you want to turn to the left, the right rear wheel rotates faster than the left rear wheel, which causes the mower to turn to the right. The front wheels both swivel to make this turn even sharper.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Todd, can I install snow plow for snow removal?
by FAZ MOHAMED from New York on May 22, 2011

A: These models would not be able to handle a snow plow attachment. You can do this on bigger units, but not the TimeCutter models.


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by Jose, Product Expert

Q: For Toro would you suggest for landscrapers just starting out?
by Kevin Schnug from New York on May 16, 2011

A: This is going to depend. In overall longevity and multiple properties to yards. You really would want to bump up to something a little more durable over time. Another factor to keep in mind would be your size. If you have to get through any gates, you may want to go with something smaller than 50". Most gates are not going to be able to take anything bigger than a 42" and sometimes you may need smaller.

I have had some landscaping guys use Timecutters in the past, but they just don't stand up over time to the overall abuse they can take over time.


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by Jose, Product Expert

Q: How Does the warranty work with ordering a mower on line. I know that it has a 3 year warranty but were do you take the mower if it does have problems?
by Jesse from Michigan on May 15, 2011

A: Jesse - if your Toro mower requires warranty service during the warranty period, you can take the unit to any authorized Toro service center or Toro dealer. If the issue is specifically with the engine, you can also take the unit to an authorized Kawasaki dealer or service center, as they honor the warranty for the engine only.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: What does the free delivery include? How do I get it off the truck?
by Bob from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2011

A: Bob - Free delivery is just that. We will deliver the mower to your home (or business) address for free. No additional charge. Standard delivery gets this mower to the street in front of your house or business. The driver will move the mower to the tail of the truck, but you are responsible to get the mower off the truck and down to the ground.

Most customers who purchase one of these mowers for home delivery opt for the lift gate service. With this option, the truck that delivers your zero turn mower will have a lift gate on the back of the truck. The driver will move the mower to the tail of the truck, put it on the lift gate and lower it to the ground. Some of the drivers may even help you move the mower up your driveway and into your garage or wherever you want the mower placed. But this is up to each individual driver - this is NOT part of the lift gate delivery fee. You would also be responsible for un-crating your zero turn mower as well. The delivery driver does not do this either.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Why does the Toro zero turn mowers have no zert fittings for the front spindles? Thanks
by Roy from Arkansas on April 25, 2011

A: Honestly, it would be because of cost. The TimeCutter unit is going to be their lowest cost mower and this would be viewed upon as being an added cost feature. Toro would view this as a commercial type option.


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by Jose, Product Expert

Q: I'm debating between the SS5000 and SS5060. I have an acre of lawn. I'd prefer to mulch when I cut. I could care less about the foot assist, arm rests, and anti-vibration mat but I'm wondering if the 24HP KAW would be a better choice than the 22HP on the SS5000.
by David A from Ohio on April 22, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. Between the two the one with the Kawasaki engine is the best choice. The Kawasaki is one of the better more dependable engines you will find.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Is the foot assist standard on this model?
by Kenny Scott from Maryland on April 07, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. The foot assist is not standard on this model.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Hi, what's the clearance needed on a trailer needed for the toro 5000? I have 53 inches, wasn't sure if the spec measurements of 54.5"w included the plastic side discharge guide which I assume adds 4-6", no? Thanks.
by Lary from Kansas on March 21, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. That measurement does not include the chute. If your opening is 53 inches this mower would not fit through that opening.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Which would you recommend? The Toro 5000 or the Troy Bilt Mustang?
by Dan Lieberman from Maryland on March 10, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. I would definitely recommend the Toro TimeCutter SS5000 based on two main features. The first is the Toro is equipped with a 22-HP Kawasaki V-Twin OHV Engine. This engine gives you ultimate performance and durability for your mower. The other feature is Toro's Exclusive Smart Speed Control System. This system gives you the ability to choose different speed ranges with the flip of a lever along with more precise control for the driver. These two great qualities seperate this mower from the Troy Bilt.

by Jose, Product Expert

Q: The picture for the Toro SS5000 shows arm rests. Do arm rests come with the mower?
by Morris Ware from Alabama on March 10, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. The arm rests for this mower are sold seperately.
by Jose, Product Expert

Toro 74630 Reviews & Ratings
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Zion Grove, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/19/11
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Received mower, removed it from crate and started mowing, really wish it had an hour meter.
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Bismarck, ND
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/8/12
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love My Ss5000
After 10 years of cutting with a 42" lawn tractor, I decided to purchase this Toro Timecutter SS5000 based on a lot of research.

I was hoping to cut down my cutting time on my 2 acres. It took about an hour to get it unpacked and set up, and then I gave it a test on the back half of the yard. I was simply amazed.

On the High speed setting, it took 27 minutes. It normally takes about 75. I am so pleased with this mower. And the darn thing is fun to drive as well.
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Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/14/13
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I received my mower in a very short time after my check cleared, I saved the credit card fee. I think they should set up electronic fee transfers for quicker approval.
I had some trouble getting the mower off of the crating, some thought should be put into the crating so one person can remove the mower with little effort.
The mower is everything it was said to be, easy to get working and operation is not hard to master.
I think it will last a long time from how it is built.
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Buy This Mower
I love mine. Had for 1 1/2 summers and am very happy with it. Did an oil change recently and it was very easy. Good power too. I have a large yard with some thick grass. Blows right through it. If you cant afford a commercial mower this is as good in my opinion.
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Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/12/12
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
I have used the mower three times and so far it is excellent. There is a bit of a learning curve changing from a traditional tractor mower to a zero turn, but after an hour or so it's a lot of fun. Probably the only downside is it slides very easy so I am not able to get as close to some ditches and other areas that have slight inclines. Overall I am very pleased and would highly recommend Mowers Direct for their fast shipping and excellent customer service.
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Mcdonough, GA
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Packaging Nightmare
I received my Toro SS5000 on 04/30/11. Toro makes sure that their mowers are secure for transport as it took me 1-1/2 hours to get it out of the crate. It doesn't just "simply" roll out of the crate as is listed on the crate. I had to use my chainsaw and floor jack to remove the mower. However, once the mower was out, I gassed it up, checked the oil, adjusted the levers and turned the ignition on. And it started right up. I engaged the blades, pushed the levers forward and began... more
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Farmington, MO
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Right from the start there were problems. It was difficult to start. I figured it was just a cold engine that had never really been run much if at all. I checked the oil which was reading fine. Started it and ran the engine at half throttle as manual states for about 5 minutes. I cut one acre to start, just to see how it was doing. I checked the oil again after the first acre. it was half way down the dipstick. I figured, OK maybe it drops a little after running the engine like many... more
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Kevin D.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/15/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Fast
Mowers Direct was true to their word- the mower arrived in super fast time. I'm glad I paid the extra to off-load from truck.

It was a little difficult getting it off the pallet on my own (the back tires were jammed into pallet cross-bars), but I got there in the end.

It fired up the first time like a charm. This is my first zero-turn mower, so the controls took a bit of getting used to, but practice makes perfect...

The motor is a little weak for some of my terrain, I guess I... more
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Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/1/12
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far So Good...
I only have a few hours on the mower, but it is obvious the mower is solid machine, well built. Final assembly was a snap.

This mower ships in a big box, so be ready (actually too wide for my trailer - I didn't have it delivered to my house because I was going to be gone).

Bagging capacity a little less than I would have liked (probably would have known this prior to purchase, but I couldn't seem to find that information beforehand). I am sure I will fine tune it for a perfect cut in... more
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Aaron C.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/27/12
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good But Not Great
I have used this mower for one season now. It is a good value and the whole transaction was pretty painless from Mowers Direct.

The first thing I should tell you is that when this is shipped to your house it comes in a HUGE crate. I had a 6 x 10 trailer hooked to my tractor waiting at the end of my driveway, but when the semi pulled up it became clear that this crate would not fit on the trailer. I used a crow bar to take apart the crate and used the trailer to haul the pieces of the... more
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Linda T.
Jacksonville, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/19/12
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Am Having A Ball With My New Toro Ss5000.
I was using a Husqavarna 48" cut, 21 HP to mow 2.83 acres. This is a good mower but it bounced me all around and I was sore all over when finished. Mowing took me at least 6 hours with little break time.

I received my Toro last week and boy, do I love it. Mowing is no longer a chore- it's actually fun with it. I mowed my acreage in 3 hours with the Toro.

My lawn is like a well kept golf course. I am a golfer, and thanks to Toro I can spend more time on the links.

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