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Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74627
 
Approximate retail price:
$2600
Summary: This 42-inch Toro zero-turn-radius rider has a 2-cylinder Kohler engine with an automatic drive system and electric PTO. It includes a more comfortable high-back seat and a washout port.
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Type: Lawn tractors ZTR
About - Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74627

The Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74627 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor models like the TimeCutter SS4235 74627 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.

Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and a measurement of the effective capacity of the grass bag, determined when the bag was full or when the chute clogged and stopped collecting clippings.

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Approximate retail price:
$2600
The Ratings applied to untested model Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74624 come from our tests of model Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74627, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand

Toro makes and markets lawn mowers and zero-turn riders under the Toro and Lawn Boy names. The Toro and Lawn Boy brands are considered premium. Most Toro and Lawn Boy lawn mowers are self-propelled, fully featured, and have Briggs & Stratton and Honda engines. Some models in the line comply with California emissions. Toro and Lawn Boy mowers are sold through dealers and at Home Depot. Toro also markets a line of lawn tractors made by MTD.

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Features & Specs - Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74627
info Deck size (in.) 42
info Engine power (hp) 20.0
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User Reviews - Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74627
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4.0
A great mower
6/28/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Beautiful cut
Ergonomic Grips
Great Manuverability
Lightweight
Not Hard On Gas
Cons
Mowing Downhill
Best Uses
Large Lawns Up To 1 Acre
Comment:
I have lawn with slopes and hills. This unit climbs hills on a 30 degree angle no problem without tipping.(not recommending that anyone else do this) My tractor mower wont even make it up the hill. However, down hill or sloped mowing is a real chore for this machine. The inablilty to steer the front wheels makes it dive downwards, and you are going for a ride if you know what i mean. It will not stop. If you mow downhill, make sure there's nothing dangerous at the end. I would not recommend mowing downhill unless its a very gradual slope. The small rear tires chew up the lawn easily if youre not careful as well. Flat lawn its a dream. Does a beautiful cut whatever you take it through. My terrain is rough and i've used this for 3 years now with no problems. Gas and oil changes is all. Haven't even changed the fuel filter or spark plug yet. Make sure to use the included water cleanout for the deck! It works great and will keep the under deck clean so you get a great cut every time!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Love this mower
2/17/2013
Pros
Cuts Great
Easy to drive
Easy To Get In And Out Of
Fast
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Landscaping
Large Lawns
Comment:
Just a joy to use. Mowing is fun and fast. Mine has the Kawasaki engine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Poor design
11/20/2012
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Ergonomic Grips
Zero Turn
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
I use the Timecutter Z380 to cut under 2 acres with lots of obstacles. I have summer grass so I don't cut my grass except every 2 weeks in the summer. This mower did a fine job when it was new. After about 2 years it started cutting poorly. The front casters were under-built and bent easily. I ended up ordering new casters and found that the part had been redesigned (obviously due to the poor design). After about 6 years the hydrodrive stopped working on the left side. The service shop said that the seals inside the drive were blown. They did not recommend repairing it, the part was over $700. When I investigated I found the part had been subbed meaning they had to redesign it! I have been able to use the tractor by keeping the drive filled with hydraulic fluid. I wrote to Toro about my serious disappointment and got no response. They obviously do not care about quality nor their customers. Just recently (after 7 years) I started to get gas in the crank case. While this is not so much a Toro problem as much as a Briggs & Straton issue, it still sours my experience with Toro. The machine was fine when it was new but poorly designed. Not for the long haul. I will never own another Toro product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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