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

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Model: 74730
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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
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 Hydro Gear EZT Hydrostatic Transmission
Fan cooled 10cc pumps and wheel motors on each drive wheel

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


Engine
Engine Brand
Kawasaki
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
23 HP
CC
726 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
3 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
2 Cylinders
Oil Filter
Yes
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
30 Days
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Battery Voltage
12 Volts
Battery Type
Lead Acid
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
12-Gauge
Deck Construction
Stamped
Spindle Material
Steel
Blades
3 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
50 Inches
Cutting Height
1.5-4.5 Inches
Deck Lift System
Manual Hand Operated
Engagement
PTO Electric
Deck Drive
Belt
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
7 MPH
Maximum Reverse Speed
3 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
Drive System
Hydrostatic
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Seat Type
Extra Tall Back
Hour Meter
Sold Separately
Arm Rests
Sold Separately
Front Bumper
No
Trailer Hitch
Included
Mulcher Kit
Sold Separately
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
13 x 5 Inch
Rear Tire Size
18 x 9.5 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
588 Pounds
Product Length
73.1 Inches
Product Width
54.6 up/63 down Inches
Product Height
41.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
30 Days
UPC
021038747309
Model
74730
  3 Questions
Q: Who does the warranty work? Where do I take it for maintenance to keep from voiding the warranty?
by David Brown from Missouri on March 25, 2016

A: David - warranty work, parts or other repairs, should they ever be required, can be performed at any Toro authorized service center in your area
by Jose, Product Expert

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 is the difference between this model 74730 and model 74631 both 50 inch mowers
by Everett from Michigan on May 12, 2015

A: Everett - the model 74631 is a 2014 model has a the two setting Smart Speed control system, while the model 74730 is the 2015 model and has the updated three setting Smart Speed control system.
by Jose, Product Expert

Toro 74730 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
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
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Reliable (4)
Durable (4)
Easy To Use (4)
Price (4)
Cons
Packaging (2)
Bad Instructions (2)
Low Quality (2)
Expensive (1)
Removing The Mower From ... (1)
82% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
33 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Curtis W.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/12/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
I love the lawn mower. Only thing I have is that I have to take battery cable off every time after I use it since I have had it.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions
Curtis Recommends This Toro Mower
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Jason P.
Saint Petersburg, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 12/15/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful Little Mower!
Great, no-frills starter ZTR- has what you need to get the job completed. Cuts very well and with the Kawi motor, should be a reliable workhorse for years to come. Unfortunately mine came delivered with a defective battery (one bad cell) and the infamous faulty brake module. Both were fixed under warranty by my local dealer.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Durable, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Well documented issue with brake module
Jason Recommends This Toro Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Jason,
Great to hear it all worked out for you in the end. Thank you for sharing your review, and have a great mowing season!
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Michael G.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 11/14/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
17
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Equipment
Great piece of equipment
Pros: Reliable, Fast, Features, Price
Michael Recommends This Toro Mower
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James C.
Fort Pierce, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/19/15
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
This mower is really fast compared to the old tractor mower i had before. Trying to master turning. So far, I've only cut down one fruit tree. Go a little bit slower in the beginning.. I love the speed and power.
James Recommends This Toro Mower
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Larry M.
Clay City, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/16/15
Total Helpful Votes
21 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Big Yard - Little Time
This mower has cut my mowing time by 1/3 and cuts great. My yard has rough areas, and it may be a little stiff over those areas, but can't really complain. Seems to be made solid, and is a very good value!
Larry Recommends This Toro Mower
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Maryanne C.
New Market, AL
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Good For Uneven Ground
We have about 3 acres and the ground has holes and trenches. The mowing deck will not stay on and is a pain to put back on.
Maryanne Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Rt L.
Iowa, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/27/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower/great Service
Great mower. Great service. The mower came in great condition. The customer service was excellent. I highly recommend using Mowers Direct for any outdoor lawn equipment purchase. I will be a repeat customer. Thanks!
Rt Recommends This Toro Mower
Rt's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very pleased with my purchase. The mower arrived well-packaged and in excellent condition. The customer service was great. Keep up the great work!"
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Ernest K.
Bethany, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/16/15
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Timecutter Ss5000 50" 23hp Kawasaki Zero Turn Lawn
I am somewhat disappointed when the mower was delivered. No ignition key or operators manual. Why aren't the necessary items to operated the mower included with the shipment. Another item that should be included is the hour meter.

I believe most customers would rather for the hour meter already included in the price paid for the mower. Other than the above mentioned items, I am pleased with the operation and has cut mowing time by 50%. Will take some time to become an expert but you... more
Ernest Recommends This Toro Mower
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John
Rolla, MO
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
One Year Later And Very Happy
I took delivery on this mower in Sept. 2014 and am very happy. I have about 30 trees to mow around and pick up leaves, so I also purchased the double bagger. I actually leave the front weight that comes with the bagging assembly on all the time, even if I am just mowing.

It helps in some of the uneven areas. The Kawasaki motor fires up quickly and runs great. Also, with the two speed option, it really helps around landscaping. I would recommend this mower to anyone.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
John Recommends This Toro Mower
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Matt
Galena, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/24/15
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Leg Room
I've had the TORO, 50", Kawasaki engine, for a couple of months and have gotten about 8 mows under my belt. I did a lot of research and went to a lot of stores to look at all the brands in person. The Toro won out because I'm 6'3" and there is leg room to spare on this thing. The seat is high too allowing a comfortable ride especially up slopes. Mowers direct was awesome through the purchase and delivery process. I'm glad I requested the lift gate because the freight company that came... more
Pros: Durable, Fast, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Matt Recommends This Toro Mower
Matt's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I spent a lot of time on Mower's Direct website (the best in the business) and called to ask a few questions. The rep. I talked to was great and didn't try to rush me through to get to the next caller. I was ready to order, but made one last trip to a store and had a chance to get the mower slightly cheaper. The hassle they put me through to coordinate delivery and waiting for it to be in stock was painful. I literally walked out of the store, called Mowers Direct from the parking lot and the mower showed up within 48 hours on my driveway - BAM!"
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David S.
Sharps Chapel, TN
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Mower
I've had this mower for three seasons now. No complaints as of yet. Kawasaki engine is strong and a gas sipper for a 23 horse. Great cut every time.

I cut five large yards a week so this review is a real good example in my opinion. I think the dual speed control is useless unless you are learning, then it wont be used again.
David Recommends This Toro Mower
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