Toro TimeCutter SS5000 Zero Turn Lawn Mower Review

The Toro TimeCutter SS5000 Zero Turn mower is one of the most powerful grass mowers available at present. This machine is integrated with a powerful engine, spacious cutting deck as well as an ultra modern working mechanism to handle it, that makes your lawn look perfect and that too but spending the least amount of time. The lawn mower has a strong and sturdy built of 10 gauge steel frame that can comfortably tow some accessories that you need to carry along. Here is a detailed review of the mower giving out all the necessary information that would need before investing on it:

Toro TimeCutter SS5000 Zero Turn mower Review


The Toro TimeCutter SS5000 is powered by a 23 HP 726cc V Twin hydrostatic Kawasaki engine. Its configuration speaks loads about the power of the engine and in turn the mower. Kawasaki manufactures the best quality, dependable and most powerful lawn mower engine. Toro SS5000 mower being powered by it already provides plenty of reasons for consumers to opt for it rather than its competitors. The engine pumps out high speed and also helps in loads of extra loads attached with it without much effort. However, this lawn mower is really noisy, that is a big downside of it.

The engine of this best zero turn lawn mower is connected with the rear wheels via dual hydrostatic transmission and these wheel works to move the mower. The maximum speed of the mower is 7 m/ph.

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Another great feature of this lawn mower that sets it apart from its contemporaries is its simple working mechanism. All the important switches that you would need are located on your right hand side, just beside the driver’s seat. The height controlling lever is the front as well as another lever to set the direction in which you want the mower to move. The driver’s seat is located at just the right height to make him/her to maneuver the machine and it’s very comfortable as well. Even after using it for hours you would not get back aches. Go through the user manual or check a video on YouTube to understand the basics of driving it and maneuvering the levers to get the best result. Moreover, there are plenty of stickers on the tower itself that will help them to glide through easily.


Be it any size or kind of grass, cutting it is like a piece of cake for the Toro SS5000. Cutting smaller size grass with the help of it is very easy and super fast. If you are cutting really tall grasses, it may take a little more time to get it trimmed to the ideal size. To cut tall grasses to you need to run the mower on the same patch two to three times, but from opposite directions and we assure you will be happy with the end result. So move straight on a patch that has tall grasses, take a u-turn and drive through the same patch again. Repeating the same chore for a few times will help you get the best result.

The total cutting width of this mower is 50 inches which is quite impressive. Underneath the deck there are three blades that working simultaneously. This ensures a better and soft finish when the work is done. Moreover, there are three small wheels at the front of the deck to support it, thereby this mower ensures to cut the grass and not graze the ground around it. Users have the option to adjust the height of the deck between 1.5 to 4.5 inches with a lever that is located on the right hand side of the driver’s seat. In between this 3inches you can adjust the lever in 7 different positions in accordance to your preference and thus get the desired size grasses in your lawn.


The Toro SS5000 is pricey in comparison to most of its competitors. It comes with a price tag of 3000$ and we that’s pretty much for a loan mower. But a second thought and try to compare its engine, built quality, other features and warranty period with the competitors which comes at a much lower price and you will get to know why it is worth investing on this one, rather than any other one. The powerful Kawasaki engine, the 20 gauge strong steel frame with which it is built, 3 year warranty from the manufacturer that promises to repair all engine related problems, definitely makes it worth its price. Though Toro SS5000 Zero turn lawn Mower is a residential grade loan mower, but the manufacturer uses the same parts in this machine as is present in its commercial grade mowers.

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That is more or less all about this particular loan mower, now let us a quick look at the pros and cons:

  • Driven by a powerful Kawasaki engine that also has the ability to tow upto a maximum weight of 80 Kgs in a barrel attached to its back.
  • The sturdy material used for constructing it makes it a durable machine.
  • Great cut quality and works well on all kind and size of grass.
  • Easy to maneuver. Just go through the user manuals and the bold stickers and you will get to know how it works.

  • It is expensive and the maintenance cost is on the higher side if it is not covered in the warranty. This is because all the parts used in this mower are imported.
  • The motor makes a lot of noise in work mode.
  • Users have said that its fuel line often comes off. So you would have to repair it time and again.

This is more or less all about the Toro TimeCutter SS5000 zero turn lawn mower. It is one of the most reliable and powerful residential grade loan mowers. Though it comes with a few downsides as well, but we can overlooked that as it is much better in quality when compared to others. We request our readers to post their comments about the positive and negatives they faced while using this mower as it would help others to take the right call.

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So the last thing that you would thought about is whether I would buy it for mowing my garden or not. My answer would be definitely yes, if I am in a condition to spend 3000$ on it. This brand manufactures a large range of mowers in different price range. So if I have the budget, I would rather go for their best product that is integrated with parts used in commercial grade mower, and not invest on a cheap one that would not be of this superior quality.

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