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Toro TimeCutter SS5000 50 in. 24.5 HP V-Twin Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Smart Speed


TimeCutter SS5000 50 in. 24.5 HP V-Twin Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Smart Speed

  • 50 in. 3-blade mowing deck
  • Custom-tuned Toro V-twin 708cc engine
  • Smart speed trim/tow/mow ground speed ranges
$2,999.00 /each

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Product Overview

The Toro TimeCutter SS5000 is a hydrostatic zero-turn mower powered by a 24.5 HP at 3,600 RPMs Toro engine 708cc. It has a 50 in. 3-bladed mowing system under a 4 in. deep, top discharge deck with convenient washout ports. The mower boasts 7 cutting positions between 1-1/2 in. and 4-1/2 in. height. With its Smart Speed control system, you will have precise control and easy maneuvering with its Trim, Tow and Mow speed ranges. Maximizing comfort, it comes with an 18 in. extra-tall seat. It is equipped with an electric PTO and automatic parking brake for ease of operation. A hitch comes standard for pulling Brinly-Hardy attachments.

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  • Each Toro engine is designed and tune specifically for the machine it powers to maximize performance, the 24.5 HP 708cc Toro V-twin engine features a double barrel carburetor and V-intake for increased power, its self-cleaning air filtration system increases the life of the air filter and the engine, its no-tools quick-drain oil hose makes maintenance nearly effortless
  • Dual hydrostatic transmissions provide smooth variable control, zero-turning radius and years of dependable performance
  • Get Toro's professional quality of cut with its 50 in. deck that helps you get into tight places but still get the yard mowed quickly
  • Zero-turning radius delivers optimal maneuverability allowing you to easily mow around obstacles
  • Heavy duty 10-Gauge steel frame for lasting durability
  • Automatic parking brake for easy operation-just move the levers out to turn on the brake
  • Hitch comes standard for pulling brinly-hardy attachments for maximum versatility
  • Ground speed of up to 7 MPH in mow mode, 5 MPH in tow mode and 3 MPH in trim mode
  • 18 in. extra tall seat for enhanced comfort
  • Engine guard to protect your engine from damage
  • 3-year limited warranty with unlimited hours
  • Heavy duty front caster forks for added longevity
  • Item usually ships within 7-10 business days, Toro's white glove delivery service - Toro product will arrive set-up and ready to go providing you with peace of mind, our goal is your satisfaction, upon purchase, a certified Toro dealer will set-up the product and perform a multi-point inspection, arrange a time for delivery at your home, deliver the mower in person and review safety and operational information with you
  • Build your perfect TimeCutter online with the Toro custom Z-builder, design your Z by choosing the steering, platform, deck, engine, seat and many more custom options and accessories, hand delivered, set up and ready to go, only from Toro, custom built TimeCutters are delivered with accessories installed
  • Extra-large 3 Gal. fuel tank ensures you have hours of mowing time on a single fill
  • Gross horsepower of this engine was laboratory rated at 3,600 RPM by the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940 and SAE J2723, as configured to meet safety, emission and operating requirements, the actual horsepower on this class of mower will be significantly lower
  • Note: actual product offers may vary
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Customer Questions & Answers

What is the approximate fuel consumption per hour for the Toro ss5000 with 24.5 HP V Twin?

Asked by: Kenster
Mine uses approx. 2 gals an hour
Answered by: jk
Date published: 2016-11-07

If I buy this mower with a Recycler Kit for mulching, do I have to remove the kit everytime I want to use it in the side discharge mode?

Asked by: pop123
You'd have to remove the tubing and bags mounted at the back of the mower. You can leave the frame for the next time you want to mulch. It's up to you whether to change out your blades since mulching require special blades. That's not a big problem since the far right blade is all you need to change.
Answered by: Clyde
Date published: 2016-07-14

I purchased This Mower last summer. It has a Kawaski Engine, but when I received the mower, it has a Kohler engine manual. I need the Kawaski manual

Where can I obtain Kawasaki manual on engine?
Asked by: Maxwell
We believe you are looking for the engine found on TimeCutter model # 74730. You can find the manual on the Kawasaki website,, specifically at You could also contact a Toro Dealer and they can order the manual from Kawasaki.
Answered by: Toro
Date published: 2016-10-04

what is the 3 year warranty cover and what does the next 3 year warranty cover?

Asked by: toolman
You can view the warranty information online at
Answered by: Toro
Date published: 2016-09-07
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Customer Reviews

TimeCutter SS5000 50 in. 24.5 HP V-Twin Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Smart Speed is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 357.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Excitement quickly replaced with Frustration Delivered a few weeks ago. mowed yard (1 acre) like a champ. Cleaned deck and put in shop. after 2 weeks of rain decided to hop on and get the yard knocked out. Mower DIES everytime you take it out of the park position. I can only guess the Brake control module has gone out...this mower has not even 2 hours on it. To top it off I have to figure out how to push a 1000 pound brand new mower onto a trailer to bring down to a Toro dealer.....what if I was 80 years old? Called 2 dealers with no offer to come get the mower and charge Toro under warranty. so customer service sucks. and the mower is already this the quality to expect from Toro?? This is a huge pain, and. not looking forward to the future of this machine I went in debt for......
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It broke during first hour of use Purchased this mower on 9-4-16 and had it delivered at 8 AM on 9-7-16. Thoroughly read the operator's manual and checked the mower to make sure that everything was tight. Started to mow my lawn at 10 AM and at 11:15 it stopped abruptly. It would not move unless I disconnected the transmissions. The electric brake controller is making noise and it sheared off the teeth on both arms that lock the transmissions when parked. A warranty claim was filed through Home Depot Customer Service, however the repair facility can't pick it up for a week. Then who knows how long it will take to get it repaired. VERY disappointed. At this time I cannot recommend buying this mower. I will update this review IF and when I get it back
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mower Deck Spindle Problems I purchased my Timecutter SS5000 in 2013. I love it and mow 3+ acres a week. The only problems I've encountered are the mower blades need to be replaced every year. The ends of the blades wear back leaving a knife edge. This year (2016) I had to replace all three blade spindle bearing. It seems the bearing are of poor quality. They are a sealed bearing to keep dust and water out. But, the seals are not doing their job. If you wash your mower deck off after use, before you put it away. Water is making its way into the top bearing and over a period of time rust forms in the bearing destroying it. My dealers answer to the problem! Don't wash your deck off. I would prefer Toro replace these bearing with a better quality product.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I could not be happier I have had my SS5000 for over 3 years now, 4th summer with it. I have done oil changes, sharpened the blades, greased the front casters, replaced the air filter, and did have to replace the battery last year. It has been a flawless work partner in mowing my 1 acre lawn. I have over 25 years with a State D.O.T., and have used many mowers, and tractors. For a homeowner this machine is a great blend of power, quality, and value. The Kawasaki engine is near bulletproof. The package that Toro has put together with this SS5000 is VERY impressive.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from After spending 3,500 dollars on what I thought was an excellent brand I have had one problem afte... After spending 3,500 dollars on what I thought was an excellent brand I have had one problem after another. after a handful of mows the starter went out , had that replaced only to have this horridible squeeling coming out of drive gear motors. stripe kit I purchased was a waste of money , simply doesn't work well. Overall I am very disappointed and certainly not recommend toro products at all . I should have bought another husquavana , have had no issues with those at all !!!!!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Review Overall I like the mower, works well. However, that was after an oil leak b/c the factory forgot to insert a plug into a port... and since the port threads were stripped, Kawasaki shipped a short block as a replacement. Also, the brake system/module is not working right.. local shop has a replacement ready, but a little disappointed that a key part does not work correctly on a piece of equipment that has been used only a few times.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I'm 77 ,handiecapd, mow eight acres on half the time , had a few prob's when I first got it three years ago, all better now,good on gas,mine only has the twenty one horse, but plenty of power,added my Own hour meter,even put it into one of my ponds twice,slid down hill,all in all great machine.still laughing.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No hassle no fuss. Delivered to my door as promised on time. I like it! I did some shopping and found this to be the best value on the market. I got rid of my John Deer Z because the franchisee I had to take it to was a shmuck.. I have had good luck with this franchisee store. Still getting used to this mower, but so far I like what I see, hopefully this will continue.
Date published: 2016-09-13
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