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Toro TimeCutter SS5060 (50") 23HP Kawasaki Zero Turn Lawn Mower

Toro Power Equipment and Accessories
Model: 74632
(Based on expert analysis, manufacturer ratings and customer reviews)
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
52 Reviews
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Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Zero-Turn Mower
Surface Area
Office Building, Farm, or Parks
Hilly Terrain

Cutting Inches

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23HP/726cc Kawasaki V-Twin 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Dual element air filter; cast iron cylinder liners
Pressurized lubrication with spin-on oil filter
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 3 mph for mowing around trees and landscaping

50-Inch, 3-Blade Mowing Deck
Provides superior cutting performance in all conditions
3 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 With Armrests
More back support for a smooth, comfortable ride

Heavy Duty 10-Gauge Steel Frame
Increased strength and durability

Standard Features Included With This Model:
Foot assist HOC; anti-vibration floor mat

Engine Brand
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
23 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 Foot Operated
PTO Electric
Deck Drive
Maximum Speed
Maximum Reverse Speed
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Drive System
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Seat Type
Extra Tall Back
Hour Meter
Arm Rests
Front Bumper
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
590 Pounds
Product Length
73.0 Inches
Product Width
54.6 up / 63.0 down Inches
Product Height
40.3 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
30 Days
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  12 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.

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 Toro SS5060 delivered assembled?
by Michael from North Carolina on September 19, 2013

A: For the most part yes. The assembly needed is going to be minor and for shipping reasons. The seat will need to be put on as well as the steering sticks need to be put into their proper position. Other than this it is connecting the negative battery cable and gas and you are ready to go. I would say the most difficult part is just getting it out of the shipping crate and even this is not difficult.
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: I know I have read the answer somewhere -

#1 - But, what is the absolute minimum width for the door to store the 50 inch 24hp time-cuter (Model 74632)

#2 On a small yard, would there be a real advantage of the 50 inch over the 42 inch?

by John Ballard from Texas on July 10, 2011

A: John - the minimum width on this zero turn mower is 54.6". So you would need a door opening of at least 56 or 57 inches to get this mower through. As for whether you are better off with a 42" or a 50" mower deck, it all depends on the property you will be mowing. If it is a "wide open" space without a lot of landscaping or obstacles, the 50" mower will get the job done faster. If you do have tree's, landscaping or other obstacles to maneuver around, the 42" deck model is probably a better option for property of less than 2 acres. It will be easier to mow around your landscaping, and on a 2 acres or less parcel, it should only take you about 15 minutes longer to mow with a 42" deck than with a 50" deck.
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: I have a hilly treed lot which everyone I talk to including dealers tell me to get a zero turn. Which would be better zero turn or tractor.
by Randy from Tennessee on May 01, 2011

A: If you have a lot of tree's and other obstacles to mow around, a zero turn is a superior option to a lawn tractor. You will find that it is MUCH easier to maneuver a zero turn around tree's and other obstacles, and you will be able to mow much closer to these obstacles as well. As for the hills, a lot depends on which zero turn you consider. A narrow, wheel base zero turn (46" deck width or less) is going to operate about the same as a lawn tractor in terms of traction on hills. Once you get into a larger zero turn (48" or above), the wheel base on these mowers tend to be wider, and thus afford improved manuverability and traction on uneven mowing surfaces. If the hills in your yard have inclines of greater than 20 degrees, you will probably experience some traction issues with either a tractor or a zero turn - especially if the grass is wet. But bottom line, a zero turn is a better option for mowing a hilly piece of property than a lawn tractor.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: I just read about the Timecutter SS5060 on the site. What's your experience with the optional recycler kits? When grass is thick at peak growing season, does it clog? Do you have to mow very slowly? Does it cover the side discharge hole or still come out there?
by Eric from Illinois on March 26, 2011

A: When you are using a mulching kit, the blades and deck can become clogged if the grass is high, so usually you would have to mow at a slower rate. One way to stop this from happening is mowing more frequently, but you could also mow at a lower level to begin with and then make adjustments as you go.

When using a mulching kit, you would not be using the side discharge anymore. You would use the baffle that comes with the kit and all clippings would stay contained within the deck. This would keep your clippings smaller and provide the ground with nutrients.


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by Jose, Product Expert

Q: I own a piece of property on a lake in SC. Part of the property is hilly with a combination of Zoysia and St. Augustine (yeah, strange combination). The other part is "owned" by the Corps of Engineers, but I have to maintain it. I'm not allowed to plan grass, and have to have so many trees per foot. Needless to say, some grass still grows between the trees, and has to be cut regularly. The area has lots of roots and sticks. This area is too large to maintain with a weedeater and too difficult to cut with a pushmower. I am looking for a riding lawnmower that can handle hills and some debris. I'd perfer a ZTR, because the lawn tractor I used before slid on the hill, but am open to any suggestions. Thanks in advance for the help!
by Chris Norman from South Carolina on March 24, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. This mower will handle your application with no problem. This mower cuts very accurate and is very durable with the ability to stand up to the toughest terrains.
by Jose, Product Expert

Toro 74632 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Price (8)
Easy To Use (8)
Features (6)
High Quality (6)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
Packaging (2)
Expensive (2)
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More Than Just A Mower
Increase your versatility and maximize time savings with additional attachments.

Toro TimeCutter mowers are the only zero turn mowers with a Smart Speed« Trim & Tow mode. Along with the standard hitch, you can now tow pull-behind attachments with the speed and precision control they were designed for.
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Gerry W.
Corinth, MS
Total Helpful Votes
33 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Timecutter Ss5060
Never owned a ZTR, done research online and read reviews. I went to Tractor Supply and LOWE'S and looked at their versions of the John Deere and Cub Cadet. Had planned to buy a less expensive Tractor type mower. I did not want to spend $5,000.00 to $7,000.00 on a mower for a yard which was less than 1 acre in size. After reading the reviews about the John Deere from Lowe's and the Cub Cadet from Tractor Supply it made me look for another source. This is when I found this web site and started... more
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Pros: I'd Buy It Again, Price, Features, All Parts That Need Checked And Serviced Can Be Easily Visually
Gerry Recommends This Toro Mower
Gerry Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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"Secure shipping, with easy tracking and damage free packing."
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Nancy G.
Cleveland, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Dad's Toy
My dad had gotten beat for the very last time by his Cub Cadet riding lawnmower earlier this month. My Dad is 79 yrs old and still very active. He likes caring for their land but getting around the trees and landscaped areas was taking too much time and effort. I called just as my Dad was expressing his disgust. I immediately started looking for what his biggest wish was, to own a zero-turn riding lawnmower. In 2hrs of research on your website my parents were able to shop with me and choose the... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Nancy Recommends This Toro Mower
Nancy Would Recommend Power Equipment Direct To A Friend
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"The shipping date was delayed for 2 days, but the customer service was excellent."
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Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/7/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
50 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
I purchased this mower at the very beginning of the mowing season this year. Based on the size mower I needed and the price I could afford I had narrowed my choices down to the Toro SS5050 or the 54" Husquvarna, and the higher rating given by the product experts here at Mowers Direct to the Toro plus bad past experience with Husquvarna mowers made me decide on the SS5060.

Ordering was easy, can't beat the price with no taxes or freight, and it arrived within a week. I had it running an... more
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John B.
Maple Falls, WA
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Pulley Bearing Failure
I purchased a ss5060 zero turn mower in may of 2012 from an on-line dealer. After 2 seasons of use, an idler pulley seized and destroyed itself taking out the belt in the process. I took the deck in to the local authorized dealer for what appeared to me to be an obvious warranty repair. I was shocked to find that the dealer could refuse to do the work if the mower was not bought at his store. He looked at the pulley that failed and all the other pulleys and said that they all were damaged by... more
Pros: Price, Easy To Use, Features, Fast
Cons: Unreliable, Bad Instructions, Durability
John Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jeff A.
Mt.Carmel, TN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/10/13
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Tore Timecutter Ss5060
I ordered the mower on a Saturday. The mower was to be delivered on Tuesday. ABF Freight delivered the mower on Friday. It seams the mower spent a few days on a dock in Ohio. It was worth the wait. The mower works great. The packaging was a pain to remove, but the mower was in great shape when I finally got it out. I have a little over an acre to mow and it takes less than 45 minutes to finish. I had a Craftsman 46 inch tractor and it took twice that to mow.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Jeff Recommends This Toro Mower
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Steve H.
Minocqua, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/27/14
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I love this mower. Maintenance is easy and it mows like a dream. Should have bought one sooner. Mow about an acre or more and driving around trees and stuff is easy.
Steve Recommends This Toro Mower
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Chris S.
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/18/14
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Good As I Expected.
After reading reviews and checking specs on mowers from probably 20 websites, I decided to go with the Toro SS5060. It seemed to be what I need, and for the right price.

I have used the mower 4 times so far, and I've been totally satisfied. I have a 4-acre yard that I mow weekly. It had previously taken me 3-3 1/2 hours to do the job. This mower has cut the job down to about 2 hours.

My yard is not even close to being level, but the mower has handled it well. The cut, to this point, is... more
Chris Recommends This Toro Mower
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Randy G.
Tool, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/23/12
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
39 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
It's A Mower Not A Mercedes
Mowers Direct did everything they said. No problems. Delivery with the liftgate service was painless and well worth the extra expense. This unit is very heavy. It is difficult to uncrate because it is crated so well but that's the reason it arrives in perfect condition. Because the unit is so heavy it does not roll around as easily as a conventional mower. I've had the mower for over a year.

The reviews I read made it sound like using this mower was better than sex. It's not. It is a nice... more
Randy Recommends This Toro Mower
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Alex O.
Gila, NM
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Smart Speed Control Is For Your First Hour
So I thought the low range was for tough low speed mowing, the kind we run into a lot in New Mexico, where weeds and rocks outnumber grass. But it is not like a truck or tractor where low is geared down, decreasing speed while increasing torque. Low range is low power. Reverse is also powered down even more so backing out of a tight spot, up a little grade carrying my fat a$$ is really hard. After I knocked down all the big stuff I decided to try the high speed. WOW, that's the sh!+ right... more
Pros: High Quality, Features, Fast
Alex Recommends This Toro Mower
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Daniel S.
Spainish Fort, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/17/13
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Timecutter Ss5060
Great mower probably a bit more than I needed but I wanted the 23hp Kawasaki engine. I spoke with several local commercial guys, and they all recommended it. The packing looked like the guys from duck dynasty did it. Expect an hour or longer with hammers, sawzal and crow bar and be careful or you will damage your new purchase trying to unpack it. The mower set up was relatively easy. It cranked right up and I was finished in a much shorter time than my Troy-Bilt Bronco. Don't buy the... more
Pros: Durable, Features, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Packaging, Expensive
Daniel Recommends This Toro Mower
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