Rated 2 out of 5??by Frustrated2 So frustrated...with uncut lawn again
I bought my Toro TimeCutter SS5060 in April 2014. It currently has 30 hours of use and has been in the repair shop 3 times now. Twice the front support rod snapped, first time at 8hrs , second at 30 hrs. This rod, along with 2 hanger brackets, hold the deck in place. The other time there was a metallic sound coming from the engine, which was a bracket assembly that was replaced. It is impossible to mow the lawn when the entire deck is on the ground.
I love the cut, ease of use and speed. But I am very frustrated with the reliability and I would love to get my money back. I will never purchase another toro again.
September 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5??by joegrass Too Many Problems
This machine has been nothing but trouble.
It ran the first time OK after it finally started.
It is very hard to start.
The second time the battery was dead.
Recharged battery and finally got it started.
Disconnected the battery so that it would be fresh next time.
No Good. Battery was dead again.
Next time I deceided to shove it aside and use the lawn tractor.
Now the darn thing won't even move. It won't go in neutral and it won't come out of gear. IT WON'T MOVE.
So it defeated me again.
So now I am up to the fifth time I've used it. It runs for 5 minutes and stops. Restarted it. Runs for 3 seconds and stops again.
So I push it half a mile back to the garage.
Now what is wrong with it?
THIS MACHINE IS NOTHING BUT TROUBLE.
Never ever buy TORO again.
The machine is total trash.
September 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by hanhnguyen everything is operating good but the reverse on one wheel needed adjustment
the mower is great. everything is functional. operation is easy and it mow fastttt. I only wish Toro pay more attention to quality before pass the product to the consumer. one of my wheel is not having enough reverse traction to move. to the front is good but movement to the rear is tricky.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by serg Easy to use with great features.
Fast, conveniece, well built. A good size for mown around trees, beds and really do the job perfect.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by Gilby1969 Overall Good
I love that I can now mow my yard in 1.5 hours, though a couple things I would chance. 1. Have the left side deck stick out a bit more so that I can mow under fencelines and 2. do something to keep the rubber floor board stable. I had to zip tie mine down to keep it from coming off as I mowed.
Other than that good product, people that I got it from did not adjust it right the first time so i had to take it back.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Rotorgod Simply High Quality Zero-Turn!
Been mowing with garden tractors for 40-years and finally departed with my last garden tractor after 17-years. Wanted the zero turn capability since the steering on my last garden tractor had a limited turning radius and had to be repaired several times. So I finally bought the Toro TimeCutter SS5060 Zero-Turn. It is simply amazing! I have only mowed once with it but did reduce my mow time by 40%. Significantly less trimming required now. Ride is comfortable and easy to drive-steer-use. Highly recommend the Toro TimeCutter series!
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by LouiePA Happy with purchase
The TimeCutter?? SS5060 is a very well built residential machine and cuts grass exceptionally well, really well. Its fast, I have 2.5 acres and it has lowered my mowing time significantly. The Kawasaki engine runs great and at full throttle seems like its barely breaking a sweat. The two speeds are a great help learning to operate the unit. I also use the low speed in my closed in areas that used to be animal pens.
The not so great:
Cutting on a slope (think sand mound) the tires will loose traction as the mower travels forward down the hill and will slide. Best bet is to run forward up the hill then back down. I have tried running on the side of my sloped area and the mower tends to slide sideways somewhat down hill. I believe all ZT residential units will be prone to this problem due to lighter weight and smaller tire tread depth.
On relatively flat areas this unit grabs and goes like a champ.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5??by Bozo Live up to TimeCutter name
This mower has cut over an hour off of my previous mowing time and the quality of the cutting is very good. Comfort while riding is also very good.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by huseler not hard to use. does a goodjob cutting the grass.
I have used a skid loader so the steering was not hard for me to pickup on. I do not beleivethat it would be hard foranyoneto pickup on. You need to start out slow then as you get used to steering start going faster. The only thing I found that I didnot like, the drive tires are to small, larger tires would make it easer to get through muddy areis.Ihaveaditch I have to mow along and got stuck in the mud twice. with bigger tires this would not have happened. Other than that it prefomed very well, and I amvery happy with its preformice.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by SRT392 Best mower I've owned.
I should of bought this years ago. Compared to my 10 year old craftman tractor mower this is night and day difference. I mow almost an acre and it takes about 50 minutes and the cut is way better than its ever been!!!
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by happy101 great machine
I mow about 4 !/2 acres this machine does a great job. Less than 4 hrs to mow. My 54" standard machine took about 6 hrs and the 42 inch stander took about 9 hrs. It is truly a time saver and is a lot easier on the body. The cut is exceptional also, I get a nice even cut. Time will tell about the durability but it seems to be built well.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Wdan432 Love it
Love everything about this mower...moved my grass 3 times this week. Cant wait to get on it. Rides smooth and cuts nice straight lines.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Greg29 My First Zero Turn
This is my first zero turn mower and I had looked at a couple before purchasing one. I purchased it through Home Depot who was offering 24 mos no interest. That is really what got me to make the purchase. I am sooooo glad I did!!! This mower seems to be good quality and cuts my time in half!!! I have 2 acres to mow and it really saves time cutting around trees and shrubs. The other thing that really attracted me to this mower is the Kawasaki engine. Good power and dependability. I would recommend this mower to anyone.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by TC65 Great Mower -- saves time!
I had been looking to replace a 15 year old lawn tractor and upgrade to a zero turn. The Toro lives up to all the reviews that I read while deciding which mower to buy. It has cut my mowing time by 60%. I can get right up to the fences, flower beds and trees which also cuts my time with the string trimer. The Toro delivers a beautiful even cut. The grass looks great! I cut the own in low speed the first time to get used to the mower, but by half way through the second cut I put in high speed and I haven't looked back! Great mower!
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by rwbb Love the ride, seat, and discharge distribution of cut grass
Would recommend to anyone interested in a great ride, ease mower use with great results.
May 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5??by CHAP the reverse is too slow
The reverse is too slow. The hydrolics do not run even.
April 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5??by Monk For my use it is a great mower
Just under commercial grade. I have found the speed selector to be useful for small spaces like front yards then changing to high for large spaces.
April 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
??by Zul8r Couldn't get it off.
I have close to 3 acres to mow and it cut the mowing time in half. It may be a little hard on gas compared to my old Murry.
I have a lot of pro's for it ... Number one is --- I can't seem to get the smile off of my face. Just coming up beside the driveway I was going to smile and wave to my wife, then I realized, I was already smiling.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
??by dhofstra Very Satisfied with this product
I purchased the Toro 5060 a few months ago, and I am very pleased with it's quality. With the 50 inch deck and the Zero turn, I have reduced my lawn mow time (0.75 acre) from 1 hour to just about 35 minutes. Much better than my garden tractor with 17hp. The build quality is awesome. I purchased the mulch kit, and it leaves nothing as far as clippings. The deck cleanout ports are great, and I am using them mainly after mowing a wet yard every so often. The low gear setting (that I believe is unique to Toro) is great for my front yard with all of it's obstacles, and I put it in high gear for the back yard. This is really a differentiating feature for the pro-sumer. The striping of the base mower was pretty much non-existent, so I built a home-made wheel striper similar to the one sold as the checkmate lawn striper. I read the reviews for the little $80 striper kit made by toro for the 5060, and they were really bad reviews so I chose to make my own instead...
August 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by SPARKSTER THIS WAS THE ONE FOR ME.
AFTER SEARCHING FOR JUST THE RIGHT Z-TURN MOWER. I FOUND THAT THE TORO SS5060 WAS THE ONE FOR ME. GREAT FEATURES, PLENTY OF POWER, NOT TO MENTION THE PRICE WAS RIGHT! IT HAS CUT MY MOWING TIME FROM 3hrs. TO 1 1/2 hrs. MY YARD LOOK'S GREAT AND I DON'T FEEL WORN OUT AFTER CUTTING THE YARD. STILL HAVE TO CLEAN THE DECK ONCE IN A WHILE. BUT DROPING THE DECK IS VERY QUICK AND EASY. I HAVE 26 hrs. ON THE TORO, AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. YOU CAN SPEND MORE, BUT THIS MOWER IS THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!!!
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by Bob70 this is the best mower I have ever owned.
I like all the features of the Toro zero turn mower.This is my first zero turn and I really like the way it handles and I think it is very quiet.
August 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5??by saigonslim Dependable machine
Easy to start, good steering, good seating, stable ride on rough terrain, taking about half an hour to mow 1 acre yard.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by Taina Great machine!
I am very pleased with the mower. I feel very comfortable operating such a big machine. I purchased it three months ago and it has been working perfectly since day one.
Over all I would absolutely recommend this mower
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by Ranfoot Mowing is faster
Excellent machine. It cut my mowing time by more than half over the tractor-style mower I had been using.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by BillDawg Surprised at the overall quality
Initially I was reluctant to order a lawn mower online, especially one that costs this much. But a friend had ordered one and it looked great to me. The order process was simple and efficient. The net cost was less than I could purchase the same machine anywhere. The performance is better than I expected and it truly lives up to its name "time cutter". I have cut my lawn mowing time by 40%. Unfortunately, I really like running the mower and so I have started cutting my elderly neighbor's grass just to use it more. I could not be more satisfied with this mower and I looked at several more expensive one's.
August 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5??by Redvudu Timecutter ss5060
Bought this mower 2 years ago and it started out great but after the first year it went down hill. The transmission went out and would have cost $1600 to fix, I had to replace the spindles at $500, the deck wore holes on the side $600 to replace, and the caster tires kept going flat. I have a 5 acre yard, so if you cut more than 2 acre of grass, I would recommend something bigger and stronger. The best thing about this mower was the engine. It never gave me a bit of problems.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by Kicker22 Traded 20 yr old lawn tractor for this ss 5060 today, big step UP!
Just got it today, and felt great after getting done mowing, Effort-less mowing! Traded a 20 year old lawn tractor for it, it was a good mower all those year's, but as I got older, it really became a work-out to operate. Sore and back hurt after every mow. Two year's ago I spent a season mowing the rough at the local country club, on a larger zero turn Toro, that's when I made up my mind to get a Toro. Would mow 8 to 12 hour's on that Toro and feel fine. If you are thinking about buying this model Just Do It, you will be happy you did, and get one with the foot asist for the deck, you will use it alot. I have over 30 year's operating heavey equipment, farm equipment, constuction truck's, and over the road truck's, and many mower's, so know BS this is a good ride! Also bought from a local dealer who is very good . Hope it rains tonight, so I can mow again in a couple day's, that's how much fun it is to operate this Toro!!!
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by Deltapapa A Great lawnmower
Have owned and operated nothing but John Deer mowers in the past. This mower has out performed all of them. Starting my second grass cutting season without any problems. This mower saves me time and makes very even cuts. It runs great and is easy to operate. Could not be any happier.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by tpilot Excellent Product
Have had this mower for almost a year. It has worked flawlessly. I use it almost every day to move mulch, manure and hay with a small garden cart. Its an outstanding mower and makes mowing my 3 acres of grass fun!
March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5??by Jamer45 Like it
It has been a good machine. I have no complaints. Cut my work in half
February 25, 2013