A simple guide to help you choose the best mower for you and your garden

How to choose a lawn mower



Why choose a Toro Zero Turn Ride on Mower

With roots dating back to 1914, Toro was built on a tradition of quality, long lasting products and customer relationships. We take the same technologies that professional contractors rely on and design them into every product we build. From power-packed beasts that take on untamed acreage to space-saving sizes that tuck neatly into your garage, Toro zero turn mowers create comfort making your mowing experience enjoyable and give you a beautiful lawn in less time.


Toro ride on mowers, also called zero turn mowers, offer unparalleled power, effortlessly tackling expansive acres or fitting snugly into compact spaces. Engineered for maximum comfort, they transform mowing from a chore into joy, delivering a pristine lawn in record time. Whether you're navigating vast landscapes or maneuvering around tight corners, Toro zero turn mowers ensure an enjoyable mowing experience with exceptional results.


Explore our lineup of Ride on Mowers in Electric or Petrol.

Zero Turn Mowers

Discover Toro's unbeatable power and reliability in lawn care with our petrol lawn mowers. From self-propelled to walk-behind models, our petrol powered range offers options for every homeowner's needs. With robust petrol engines, Toro mowers ensure powerful cutting performance for tackling tough grass and terrain with ease.

Electric Powered
Zero Turn Mowers

The Toro eTimeCutter Zero Turn Mower combines eco-friendly technology with superior performance for efficient and sustainable lawn care. This electric mower delivers the power and precision of a traditional gas mower, but with the benefits of quiet operation and zero emissions.

Zero Turn Mowers

The TimeCutter features a powerful engine and a durable cutting deck, ensuring a precise and efficient cut every time. Its ergonomic design, comfortable seating, and intuitive controls make mowing effortless and enjoyable. Perfect for medium to large yards, the Toro TimeCutter is the ideal choice for achieving a professional-looking lawn quickly and efficiently.

How To Choose the Best Riding Lawn Mower

Toro riding mowers are built to last longer and perform better than any others you can find, but for many people, it’s hard to narrow down your choices to find what’s right for your lawn. The lineup of Toro riding mowers is solely zero-turn mowers because we believe they offer the most comfort, durability, and capability compared to others such as lawn and garden tractors, and allow a better mowing experience for our customers.

Because of their maneuverability and comfort, zero turn riding mowers are ideal for lawns with many obstacles including garden features, trees and landscaping. Consider the size of your lawn that needs to be cut, and the versatility you need, such as if you need to tow anything or mow different types of brush or grass. To start with, consider the size and grade of your lawn.

Now that you know the benefits of buying a zero-turn mower, here are the 8 key things to consider when buying a riding lawn mower.

  1. Durability – look for designs that are inspired by commercial machines
  2. Deck Construction – a heavier deck doesn’t mean a better quality of cut. Be sure to research those that leave a good after cut appearance.
  3. Engine Design – single-cylinder and twin-cylinder options are available, with twin-cylinder being the choice of professionals
  4. Cutting Height – look for easy adjustability without intricate parts which could break over time
  5. Wide Tires – wide tires offer the most traction and weight distribution for better stability
  6. Comfort – seat construction, suspension, and accessories (such as a sun shade) make all the difference
  7. Speed and steering control – adjustable speeds, smooth operator controls, and zero-turn steering give the operator full control
  8. Price – a key consideration for most customers, zero-turn mowers start around $2,500 and go up depending on need for features, range, and comfort

There can be a lot to consider when making this choice, and Toro has a fantastic selection of products above.

Property Size
What's the size of your property? From suburban lawns to large properties, cut your mowing time with zero-turn steering. Giving you a gorgeous lawn and more time to enjoy it.
Mowing Deck
Choose a deck that fits your needs, from the 32" to get into tight spaces, to our 60" time saver. No matter the size, our decks are built to last, and will let you cut like the Pros.
Terrain Type
What type of terrain are you cutting? Whether it's a finished manicured lawn with obstacles or a rough pasture, we have a mower for you.
Creature Comforts
From our Handcrafted seats to the MyRide suspension system, you'll enjoy a more comfortable ride, keeping you productive and feeling fresh.