TORO TimeCutter




TORO TimeCutter SS / MX
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TimeCutter Crop

Model 
No.
Model
Name
Deck 
Engine
Twin
Cyl
Hydro
Tires
Smart
Speed
Operator
Comfort
Other
Features
 TimeCutter SSStamped Decks 
           SS 32" 



 SS3200 
32"
Stamped
TORO 16
Consumer
N
Dual
ZT2100 
11x4(F)
18x6(R)
SS

Hour Meter
Floor Matt
           SS 42" 



 SS4200 
42"
Stamped
TORO 16
Consumer
N
Dual
ZT2100 
11x4(F)
18x7.5(R)
SS

 SS4225 
42"
Stamped
Y
Dual
ZT2100 
11x4(F)
18x7.5(R)
SS

 TimeCutter MXIronForged™ Decks
           MX 42"



 MX4200 
42"
 IronForged™ 
Y
Dual
ZT2100 
11x4(F)
18x7.5(R)
SS

 MX4250 
42"
 IronForged™ 
Y
Dual
ZT2200 
11x4(F)
18x7.5(R)
SS
Thickly Padded Seat
Arm Rests
Easy Adjust Seat
Hour Meter
Floor Matt
Deck Lift Pedal
           MX 50" 



 SS5000 
50"
Stamped
Y
Dual
ZT2200 
13x5(F)
18x9.5(R)
SS
Thickly Padded Seat
 MX5000 
50"
 IronForged™ 
Kohler 24
Consumer
Y
Dual
ZT2100 
11x6(F)
18x7.5(R)
-
Thickly Padded Seat
Arm Rests
 MX5000 
50"
 IronForged™ 
Y
Dual
ZT2200 
13x5(F)
18x9.5(R)
SS
Thickly Padded Seat
MX5025 
50"
 IronForged™ 
Kawasaki 23
Consumer
Y
Dual
ZT2200 
13x5(F)
20x10(R)
SS
Thickly Padded Seat
Arm Rests
Easy Adjust Seat
 MX5050 
50"
 IronForged™ 
Y
Dual
ZT2200 
13x5(F)
20x10(R)
SS
Thickly Padded Seat
Arm Rests
Deck Lift Pedal
 MX5075 

 MyRide 

50"
 IronForged™ 
Y
Dual
ZT2200 
13x6.5(F)
20x10(R)
SS
MyRide Suspension
Thickly Padded Seat 
Arm Rests
Easy Adjust Seat
Floor Matt
            MX 60"



 MX6050 
60"
 IronForged™ 
Y
Dual
ZT2800 
13x6.5(F)
20x10(R)
SS
Thickly Padded Seat
Arm Rests
Hour Meter
* Models Powered with TORO Engines may have the engine warranty extended by one year by purchasing a Toro Engine Service Kit with the mower at original purchase. 


TimeCutter SS / MX Standard Features:

• 4 Cycle Air Cooled Engines (TORO SX, Kohler 7000, Kawasaki FR, TORO ZX) 

• 4” Deep Floating Deck Design & TORO’s Legendary Cut Quality   

• Deck Washout Ports for Easy Cleaning   

• Dual Hydro-static Transmissions   

• Smart Speed Control System (excludes model: 74773)   

• 7 mph Forward Ground Speed & 4 mph in Reverse   

• Mows in reverse (no extra steps required)

• 10 Gauge Steel Frame Construction   

IronForged™10 gauge Fully Welded Decks (excludes SS models)  

• 1.5” to 4.5” Height of Cut, Adjustable in 1/2” Increments   

• 15" High Back Seat

• 3 Gallon Fuel Tank   

• Rear Engine Guard   

• Towing Hitch      

• 3 Year Limited Consumer Warranty, Unlimited Hours 

ASAPS  Priority Service (when purchased at BTSouth)


TimeCutter SS / MX Decks

IronForged™ Decks are standard on all TimeCutter MX models. IronForged™ decks are welded/fabricated from 10 gauge 50,000 psi steel. This steel is nearly 50% stronger than the typical 11 gauge 36,000 psi steel often found on other consumer welded decks. Because of this strength, a support bar along the bottom of the discharge chute is not needed and it's absence makes this deck flow better, a characteristic of commercial decks.

Stamped steel decks are used on all TimeCutter SS models. It seems these stamped deck models are slowly being eliminated in favor of MX (IronForged™) models. At one time we had several different models with four stamped deck sizes from 32" to 54". Today, only two SS models are being produced both of which use the same 42" stamped deck. There is still some inventory of 32" & 50" stamped deck models being sold through, but once gone there will be no more.


Engines

Consumer mowers almost always have consumer engines, because equipping one with a commercial grade engine would push it over budget making it too expensive. But in the case of Toro's consumer zero turns about half of them use Toro's own commercial grade ZX engines, which make for a more cost effective way for Toro to use a commercial engine with features like a twin barrel carburetor, 5 bolt heads, 3 ring automotive style pistons and other robust features. Consumer grade engines are also used on some of the TimeCutter models, including the Toro SX, Kohler 7000 & Kawasaki FR residential engines. Further discussion of different engine options for zero turns can be viewed at this link: Engines


Seats / Comfort / MyRide

All of the TimeCutters have 15" extra high back seats. With a traditional riding mower you are leaning up over a steering wheel most of the time which diminishes any additional comfort provided by a high back seat. But on a zero turn you can kick back an relax and having a high back seat makes all the difference. 

Customers often find their yard seems bumpier when they upgrade to a zero turn from a traditional riding tractor. This is because zero turns usually travel faster which amplifies the the bumps. Just like driving over a traffic bump or railroad tracks in a vehicle, the faster you travel the more aggressive the bumps become. 

MyRide absorbs most of the bumps by suspending the driver on an operator platform that has over 3" of vertical float.


42" is Big Enough for a Small Yard Right? Yes.  But.....

From a productivity standpoint, yes, but it is not uncommon for us to see customers who purchased 42" or smaller Zero Turns to later be seeking to purchase bigger tires for more traction because they are having trouble navigating a slope or are just tired of having to be extra careful to not tear up the yard. 

Having wider tires or larger diameter tires does help traction by getting more tire on the ground. But just as big a factor is the leverage created by getting the rear tires further apart from each other. It's similar to spreading your hands apart on a grocery cart handle. If you place your hands closer together, you don't have near as much leverage to wield the nose of the cart left and right. Like the grocery cart, the zero turn is steered from the rear. For this reason a 48" or 50" TimeCutter with its wider stance will steer with much greater ease than a 42". I sometimes jokingly tell customers a 32" Z starts to loose traction when it sees a slope in the distance, which is not much of an exaggeration since you have to be extra careful not to spin up the yard even on flat ground with a 32".

Even if you don't have a ditch line or steep area to deal with, the extra traction makes it easier and often quicker to navigate on flat ground. Analogy: Driving your car on gravel vs pavement: You are able to steer and accelerate more abruptly on pavement than on gravel because you have more traction. On the other hand, don't forget to measure and make sure your new mower can go where it needs to go. Places like the storage shed door, the fence gate to the back yard, etc. 



Options & Accessories:

• Grass & Leaf Catcher / Twin Bagger

• Striping Kit  (make your yard remind onlookers of a professional baseball field)

• Recycler kit (mulching kit)

• Sunshade Kit 

• Maintenance Jack (Requires jack mount kit & jack)

• Assist Handle & Step Kit (not compatible with MyRide models)

• Cargo Carrier

• Deluxe Storage Cover

• Deluxe Seat Cover

• Anti Vibration Floor Matt  (Already included on select models)

• Hour Meter (already included on some models)

• Numerous aftermarket pull behind accessories (pin hitch for towing already included on all TimeCutter models)


Would a TimeCutter MX be a good choice for a mowing side business?

Probably not. Sometimes people mowing yards on the side assume that since they are mowing residential yards that a residential mower would be the right choice. But the key factor is less about "what" you are mowing, and more about "how many hours" you are mowing. The typical home owner mows around 30 hours a year, where as someone with a part time business mowing evenings and weekends could easily put 30 hours on a machine in a few weeks. So a residential grade mower that might last a home owner a decade or two, might last a part time landscaper only a year or two. Where the home owner might need a new belt every 3 - 6 years, the part time mowing business guy might go through 3 belts in a year and the same for other wear components, causing more down time. And being used in this capacity the TimeCutter MX would have just a 30 day warranty from date of purchase. If you're budget just won't allow more than the MX then at least go into it with your eyes open knowing that you need to be setting some mowing profits aside for a replacement not too far down the road.

A much much better choice for the part time landscaper, or even the homeowner that just wants to buy a better piece of equipment, would be the TimeCutter HD which does have a commercial warranty and is built to a totally different standard delivering much greater longevity, less down time and better performance. Some of the differences include a much heavier deck, blade spindles, transmissions, bigger tires and so on. 

Beyond the steel thickness and psi strength used in a deck is how much steel is used and how it is reinforced. While the MX deck is well constructed for a residential deck, it doesn't hold a candle to the HD decks even thought they are constructed from the same 10ga 50,000 psi high strength steel. We keep them sitting side by side in our showroom, come see for yourself.

Note: Toro zero turns with gray wheels have a commercial warranty where as white wheeled zero turns are home owner models. 

TORO V-Twin Maintenance Kit
Extend your TORO Engine's Warranty 
with the Purchase of a TORO Maintenance Kit *

Mower
Standard 
Extended
TimeCutter SS with Toro Engine
3 Year
4 Year
TimeCutter MX with Toro Engine
3 Year
4 Year

* For warranty extension, purchase of maintenance kit must be on the same invoice with new mower purchase. Warranty extension is on engine only. For extension of consumer warranty only. 



Managing your fuel is an important part of maintaining your mower's performance and reliability.

Fuel Can Eagle 5gal

Expensive ≠ Better

Air cooled engines need air cooled engine oil.

Air Cooled Engine Oil