Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 113
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Josh38 Excellent for home owner not so much for commercial
I purchased this mower two years ago, it has been great!! I had in mind using it for my own yard as well as making some extra income. It filled both roles of doing both in the begining. As I took on more business, a total of 15 yards it does well, however the.more I mow the more the blades need sharpening wear and tear is a factor. The blades dull very easily So, far I have put 250 hours on it. It has been more than a residential mower for me it has excided more than it was built for. If you want a mower that is tough this is the one for residential, but not so much if you plan to use it for a side business. It does NOT HANDLE WELL IN HIGH GRASS clogs up oftenand misses stems of grass. It works best with Gator blades (less maintainance and sharpening). This mower has a geat and clean cut everytime, everyone has been satisfied with my work with it.
July 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MowMaster Not Happy - Issue after Issue with under 50 hours
I have been using zero turns for over 20 years and the MX5060 was the first one that was a huge disappointment. I am not one to write reviews but this mower has been a problem since day one. I purchased my MX5060 new last spring (2014). I got the mower home and it started to idle rough and then the engine started to kill consistently. The dealer accused me of putting in bad gas, I drained the tank and carb and refilled with gas. This did not fix the issue, so I brought it to the dealer. They checked it out and said it was bad gas. It worked a little while, then started to do the same thing. I decided to take all the fuel related parts off, including the tank and lines. I found a kinked gas line to the engine that was causing the issue. Since then I have had to replace the idler pulley on the main drive belt, and now the right wheel engaging and disengaging while driving and turning causing a jerky ride. Which seems to be a transmission problem. I am looking to trade it in.
July 1, 2015
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 Leftysdad Well built product
After researching many different brands and with the help of our salesman we decided to by a Toro. As we were loading our new mower onto the trailer another customer who we did not know said how much he loved his. After about a half hour my wife who wasn't sure about a zero turn did a great job on our lawn.
June 14, 2015
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 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 Roddy62 Gets the job done very fast!!!
I purchased this mower in 2012 and have been very pleased with it so far. I mow close to 4 acres and this machine cut my mowing time in half. Haven't had any issues with it until this year. The module that controls the electro brakes seems to be malfunctioning. And it took three service centers to figure out the problem. I'm patiently waiting to see if it will be covered by the 3 year warranty.
May 8, 2015