Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 108
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ExtremelyHappywithMyToro Reliable, Powerful
I have 5 acres of hilly (10-15 degree slopes) terrain with lots of trees, and this Toro is powerful and maneuverable enough to give me no problems. I've only had this one month, but I'm absolutely happy with this purchase after having used it twice now.
At first, I didn't think the speed control was too big of a deal, but now I'm very glad for it, since most of my 5 acres is a bumpy ride. Being able to select the slower speed greatly helps me protect my mower from me (i.e., going too fast over the numerous "potholes" in my lawn and bouncing too hard).
Love the powerful deck (welded, too!). I had some grass I had totally ignored for about a year, and so it was literally over 3 feet tall. Went over it no problem with this Toro. Branches, small bush weeds, etc., all were chopped up as if they were grass.
Looked at several different zero turn mowers, such as John Deere, Simplicity, Husq, etc. Went with Toro because:
1) Kawasaki engine is top of the class
2) Reliable name brand
3) Welded deck
4) Big rear tires (helps with traction on my hilly terrain)
5) Powerful (again, helps with my hilly terrain)
6) Shipping was super easy (don't need a forklift of chainsaw to haul around and cut open a mammoth crate. Toro delivered to my garage, rode it down, and went over operations and maintenance for me. Couldn't be better!)
7) Numerous Toro service centers around where I live
8) Easy to maintain myself
9) Foot pedal for deck height adjustment
10) Easy to clean (garden hose attachment for deck)
The only thing I wish this mower had was more accessory options, like the roll over bar (Toro said those bars are only on their commercial models). However, not too big of a deal, even on my steep slopes, because the rear tires are huge, and you sit basically right between them, giving you good balance. I just go parallel up and down my hills, and the big tires and powerful motor make the pieces of cake to mow.
Well-designed model gives easy access to battery (just lift up seat), engine, and other components for quick maintenance. Air filter is right in the back, so you don't have to squirm your hand around to replace it (as you do have to in some John Deere models I looked at).
Definitely recommend this mower if you have a large area that's hilly, bumpy, and treed. Well, I guess I recommend it even if you have a small and flat area!
June 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Richard56 This product leaves an unacceptable lawn apperance.
I was unhappy of the lines and appearance of my lawn left by this mower. I was more upset upon learning that the company I had purchased from had a no return policy. Even through they took it back to their shop and claimed to make adjustments, it stills leaves lines throughout my yard and does not give the well manicured appearance that I had gotten with my old mower. I would not recommend this mower and would never purchase any other TORO.
March 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mike627 Reliable and easy to maneuver
I purchased this zero turn mower when I moved to a new home on 5 acres in August, half of which would need mowing. I had never driven a zero turn before, but the trim and tow smart speed feature was nice until I became better acquainted with the lever control sensitivity. The heavier gauge deck has been a nice safe guard for the occasional bump or stump. The nose rollers I wouldn't say are totally anti-scalp, but prevent scalping in most situations except for sudden slope changes where the blades may scalp the crown of a hilltop. When I get to these areas I usually move the deck up an extra 1-1.5 inches to compensate. My yard is mostly flat with a few inclined areas that are best to mow across the slope instead of against it. The blades cut great, but at the end of the season with 25 hours I was shocked to see the blades already wore out with parts of the sail disintegrated. Besides this downer, I have been very pleased with the performance and heavy duty quality construction.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick I Love this Mower
This is my first zero turn mower having had a John D tractor for 15yrs. I agonized over getting a zero turn vs a riding tractor, and I am so glad i got the Toro!! I have 6hrs on it so far and its awesome! Got used to it after about 2-3 cuts and now I zip around the yard and finish the lawn in no time. I cut my mowing time by 20-25min. It is easy to use and has plenty of power. I actually look forward to cutting the lawn now! I wanted the Kawasaki engine for its reliability.
I am very happy with the purchase so far and Home Depot and Toro did a great job with fast delivery. If you are on the fence about getting it like I was, just get it, you won't be sorry!
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by theo98 Great Value!
After using a 48" belly mower for the past 10 years, I decided to step up to the Zero turn experience. I researched over 8 major brands of ZT's, most of which I was able to test drive the handling, feel and speed of the units available in my area. I considered products from the B&M store offerings along with independent retailer outlet businesses in my searches. Service, product reliability, warranty and quality of build and cut were my main objectives. Although my property lawn care needs are relatively simple, I didn't consider entry level units but focused on mid-entry ZT's that approached component selections and features of their pro-line brothers, but with more reasonable price tags!
I started with the Toro line of ZT's and then went out for a couple of weeks to shop the competition. After absorbing many specs, driving dealer demos, reading many on line reviews and talking with a host of dealer and lawn care professionals, I came back to the Toro ZT's. Overall, the Toro MX 5060 50" gives me the heavy duty build features in a non pro package I was looking for. With the 23hp Kawasaki FR691V, 10 gauge welded deck, Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 HD transmissions, large and wide rear and front tires, dual speed selection, comfortable 18" contoured seat, hour meter, lighter package and a high quality fit and finish, I made my choice. A solid warranty, great local dealer service and competitive pricing just sealed the deal!
As of this review, I've only put 5 hours of real world cutting on her (bought near end of 2012 growth season). Although my landscape borders my home, I have only 3 trees to cut around in the open lot and thought I could save a little cutting time with the speed and agility of the zero turn. On my property (3\4 acre), I maybe have gained a reduction of just 20% (25min to 20 min.), kind of what I was expecting. The Kawi runs smooth and fast, with fuel consumption again as I expected, about 1 gallon per hour of mowing time. The deck is easily adjustable and the ride is relatively smooth. After growing up with a steering wheel mower, I'm still breaking in my new skills to smoothly handle the ZT speed\turning lap bar controls.
Now for the Best Part..."Superb Lawn Cuts"! The mulching kit I had the dealer install, along with the wide tires and high speed 3-blade design makes quick work of the lot, leaving my lawn looking smoothly manicured and healthy! This ZT really makes grass cutting fun again and now, it is a challenge to get er done, before my spouse does!!
March 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EADJ My husband is very, very happy with his new toro mower. It is doing the job that he wanted in a mower.
We have a about 2 acres to mower and it is doing a great joy. It is also doing a great job muching all the leaves that I have at this time.
We ordered the mower through Home Depot and it arrive in three days. We could hardly believe how fast it came. You couldn't ask for better service.
November 17, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fraschgolfer Mower deck
I have less than 40 hours on this mower and the mower deck has become unattached twice. I have had to replace the mower deck belt both times due to breakage of the belt. I have questioned the store that I purchased the mower from about some type of device to prohibit the uncoupling of the deck from the lift arm. The store informed me that nothing they know of can prevent this uncoupling from occurring. I was informed that X-MARK has a recall for this problem that I have experienced. These two mowers are almost duplicate in their features.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill A smart buy.
After looking around at several other zero-turn mowers of varying configuration and price, I zeroed in on the Toro Timecutter MX5060. I looked closely at components, probable durability, reputation, comfort and price. I looked at units costing several thousand dollars more and some cheaper.
Using the timecutter MX5060 is a pleasure. I cut my mowing time drastically. It took me about 20 minutes to get used to the steering method.
I installed the mulch kit and am equally satisfied. Quality of cut is great and the mulch kit actually mulches, cutting my cleanup time. I had a yard tractor for several years and I wouldn't think of going back. I have a fairly large landscaped yard with many obstacles to cut around. Perfect for this mower. If I had it to do over, I would buy this mower again.
July 16, 2013