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Toro TimeCutter SW5000 (50") 24.5HP Steering Wheel Zero Turn Lawn Mower

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Model: 74790
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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
Zero Turn Manuverability With Steering Wheel Control
Drives just like a car or a tractor - but still turns on a dime
Speed control foot pedal
Adjustable steering column makes it easier to get on and off

24.5HP/708cc Toro V-Twin 4-Cycle OHV Engine
Max-Flo air filtration - less dirt and debris build-up
Double barrel carburetor and quick drain oil hose
High performance pressurized lubrication system

Smart Park™ Braking System
Automatically sets the parking brake when user gets off the mower
Also automatically disengages the mower blades
Allows you to keep the engine running when you dismount the mower

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

50-Inch, 3-Blade Mower Deck
12-gauge stamped steel deck design
2 anti-scalp wheels allow the deck to float over the turf
Deck washout port provides quick cleaning underneath the deck

15-Inch High Back Seat
More back support for a smooth, comfortable ride


Engine
Starting System
12-Volt Key Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
HP
24.5 HP
CC
708 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
3.5 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Transmission Type
Hydrostatic
Drive System
Hydrostatic
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Sold Separately
Seat Type
High Back
Hour Meter
Sold Separately
Arm Rests
No
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 7.5 Inch
Tire Type
Pneumatic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
657 Pounds
Product Length
72.0 Inches
Product Width
53.6 up/59.8 down Inches
Product Height
37.5 Inches
Consumer Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Warranty
30 Days
UPC
021038747903
Model
74790
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  4 Questions
Q: I have a side hill that is about 10-15 degrees. Would this mower be able to handle mowing it down the sideslope or up and down the hill? The hill is a smaller part of my acre property but want to make sure to get a mower that can handle that hill. Was not sure if the steering wheel compared to the bars made a difference in the control?

Thanks for any input in advance!

by Brandon from Georgia on April 17, 2016

A: Brandon - yes, the steering wheel style zero turn mowers are much more effective for mowing hills and inclines since the front wheels are on a true steering mechanism and don't swivel independently like they would on a lap bar style zero turn. Mowing a hillside or slope is one of the main reasons for choosing a steering wheel style zero turn mower. A slope of 10 to 15 degree's is well within the operating specs for a steering wheel style zero turn. I think one of these would be ideal for what you are describing.
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Will the Toro TimeCutter SW5000 mow in reverse
by TM from Ohio on March 25, 2016

A: TM - yes, the Toro model 74790 will mow in reverse.
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: HOW HARD IS IT TO CHANGE THE OIL?
by Ed Mclain from Ohio on May 12, 2015

A: Ed - The new Toro V-Twin engine on this mower allows for tool-free oil changes with less mess, so you don't have to be a mechanic to keep on top of your own maintenance. All you have to do is pull the long drain hose out of its holder to let the oil drain, then replace it when you're finished. Tools aren't necessary! The length of the drain hose helps make for less mess, allowing you to aim where you want the used oil to go.
by Jose, Product Expert

Toro 74790 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Pros
Fast (2)
Features (2)
High Quality (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
Expensive (2)
Unreliable (2)
Didn't Work For My Size ... (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Durability (1)
75% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Bruce H.
Dennysville, ME
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/30/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Mower But Extremely Difficult To Uncrate.
My Toro TimeCutter SW5000 (50") 24.5HP Steering Wheel Zero Turn Lawn Mower is great. My mowing time has been drastically reduced.

One complaint about the purchase is the difficulty of getting the mower out of the crate. Its a nightmare. I was reduced to using my chainsaw which I would not recommend.
Pros: Durable, Features, Fast, High Quality
Cons: Packaging, Expensive
Bruce Recommends This Toro Mower
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Josh L.
Troy, OH
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2017
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Worst Mower We Have Ever Owned
We bought this tractor last year and have had it for 18 months now. We bought this one for a number of reasons A: it had front wheel steering with zero turn. We have 3 acres with about 80 trees. One spot of the yard has a hill that rolls up to the road and at the crest of the hill, is the guard rail for the road so I cannot go up and down the hill but I would have to go from side-to-side. It worked great for this. However, for all the flat areas, it was just ok at best.

I would be... more
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
Josh Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Josh,
You may want to use theToro Service Locator to find Factory Warranty Service in your area to help you resolve any performance issues you may have. I didn't see an invoice listed for you on our site, so you will need an invoice from the place you purchased your mower to have any Warranty work done.
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David H.
Richalnd, PA
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Waited
For three or four years, I have been thinking about buying a zero turn mower… Almost pulled the trigger a couple times… Exmark, Hustler, Toro, Scag, Cub Cadet….Glad I didn’t! The Toro SW5000 is awesome. The steering wheel zero turn is the way to go. It is stable on banks, cuts perfectly, handles easily around obstacles…. cut is outstanding. Cut my time in half and greatly improved cut quality. Only two complaints….I would like a brake pedal to stop on hills…you can stop with your gas pedal but... more
David Recommends This Toro Mower
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John M.
Broken Bow, NE
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It So Far
Only 2 weeks in, have mowed twice very satisfied so far. Mow almost 2 acres - some nice lawn some not so nice. Pretty hilly - wanted ZTR and with the steering wheel & weighted front end it is very stable in the hilly areas. Seems to have plenty of power - first mow everything was pretty tall - it went right through it.

Got the bagger - holds a lot! Love the ZTR - used to take 5-6 hours to mow with a 42" tractor... did the job in under 3 hours bagging everything. I'll take that time... more
John Recommends This Toro Mower
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Chris P.
Total Helpful Votes
36 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
13
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
I'm Not Heavy Enough
I needed a mower to cut my 3 acres by myself. The blades would disengage every time I went over a bump or turned. Toro said it must be a faulty PTO switch. Home Depot swapped out the mower for a brand new one. The same thing happened. My son weighs twice as much as I do and had no problems mowing my yard for me.

Toro kept quoting government safety standards for an adult to ride the mower, but had no minimum weight requirement. Toro had no solution but suggested that I find a weight kit from... more
Pros: Features, Fast
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Expensive, Didn't Work For My Size And Weight
Chris Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Freddie G.
Murrayville, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/13/15
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
So Far Not A Good Mower!!
Only used it 2 times and the transaxle went bad, had to take it to one of their dealers and they still have it, been 2 weeks so far, not a good way to start, never owned a torro, probably will be the last!!
Freddie Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Freddie,
Thank you for contacting us and sorry to hear you are having issues with the Mower, we can have Toro contact the dealer if you feel they are not giving you good support on fixing your Mower. Please let us know which dealer has the Mower and we will contact them on your behalf.
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Sidney B.
Petersburg, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/3/15
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Wife Loves It
Received unit with out a scratch or dent anywhere. I had a little trouble uncrating it. once I serviced it according to the instructions, it preformed much better than I had hoped, with a much smoother cut than My old mower.
Sidney Recommends This Toro Mower
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William M.
Greensboro, NC
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/1/15
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Recent Purchase Of Toro Mower
Mowers Direct did a fine job in helping me pick and purchase this Toro mower. The mower is a power-horse and has cut my cutting time as promised. Can't wait to pair this mower with the lawn sweeper for fall clean up. Both items I felt that I got a great deal and service.
William Recommends This Toro Mower
William's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Your website is great, and I did feel that I got a great price and the service and shipping was 1ST rate. Thank you for a great job."
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
William,
You've very welcome. Thank you for sharing your experience with other shoppers. Have a great autumn.
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103
Gabriel V.
Ferris, TX
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Toro Sw5000
I like the mower but I all ready had problems with the carburetor. I mow about 1.5 hours and it starts messing up.
Gabriel Recommends This Toro Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Gabriel,
It is possible this could be fuel related, but there may be a different problem with the carburetor on your machine. I would suggest taking this into a Toro servicing dealer for evaluation as you should not be having issues with the carburetor after such a short amount of time using.
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Thomas H.
Mooresville, IN
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/10/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Sw5000 Purchase
Service was great. Mower arrived on time and in great shape. The mower is a great time saver! My only complaint is that it took my wife and me about two hours to get the mower out of the wooden crate. It would be helpful to know if there is an easy way to remove the mower.
Thomas Recommends This Toro Mower
Thomas's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Service and product was great. Only complaint is that it took about two hours to remove the mower from the wooden crate."
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Jeff K.
Wetumpka, AL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/24/16
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Time Cutter Sw5500
I ordered my mower on a Friday, it shipped Monday and arrived Wednesday. I have nothing but great things to say about the whole process! I love my mower!
Jeff Recommends This Toro Mower
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