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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
(3 of 3 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.
(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
As Advertised
11/2/2012
Pros
Fast On Level Ground
Good on Gas
Precise Cutting Low Speed
Seems To Be Durable
Cons
None Noted Yet
Best Uses
Flat lawns
Large Lawns
Small Lawns
Comment:
Very pleased with mower, only past experience with riding mowers was a standard TroyBilt, which the only problem was the belt drive was not very durable. So in this context; the Toro ZTR is super fast, takes half the time to cut 3 acres as the Troybilt. Much more efficient given there is no wasted motion in turning or cutting around objects. I haven't owned it long enough to speak to the durability concern, but mine does have a Kevlar belt which I believe is better than the standard rubber/fiber backed belts I've seen. Was pleasantly surprised to find that the Toro ZTR was able to cleanly cut Bahia grass even on the fast speed, something the Troybilt didn't do well. Bottom line, I'm pleased with the purchase and, if you're a veteran, you can get a 10% discount at Home Depot, Lowe's does not offer the discount unless you were a lifer or have an active military ID. I guess two tours in Vietnam is not enough? Sorry for the rant, but makes no sense to me.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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