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42 in. 22.5 HP TimeCutter Commercial V-Twin Gas Dual Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower with Smart Speed

  • 42 in. deck; Cut mowing time up to 50%
  • 22.5 HP Toro Engine; Zero Turn Riding Mower
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Dominates lawns, not garage space

Compact but Robust

Built to tackle big jobs while fitting in small spaces, leaving you plenty of extra storage room in your garage.

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Built to Last

With a powerful engine and robust deck, this mower is tough and engineered to stand the test of time.



Commercial DNA courses through these zero-turn mower machines’ veins with the same technology professionals depend on.

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Pick Your Pace

Take control over your mowing speed, while never sacrificing blade tip speed with Smart Speed Technology.

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Creature Comforts

Enjoy a more comfortable mow with added features like an under-seat storage cubby, front step-through and cup holders.

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Ride in Style

Tackle tough jobs in style while you mow with a handcrafted seat that provides the ultimate in padding and back support.

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Hassle-Free Maintenance

Spend less time maintaining your mower with easy maintenance solutions. (Varies by model)

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White Glove Delivery

Assembled and setup by a certified professional and delivered to your home.  Online Purchase Only.

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More Time for You

Cut mowing time up to 50% with the Toro TimeCutter, getting you back to the fun in a flash.

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Yard Size

Ideal for lawns up to 2 acres and fitting in small spaces.

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34 in. - 42 in. Deck

34 in. - 42 in. cutting deck. Fabricated IronForged decks available on select models.

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We’ve Got You Covered

3-year, unlimited hours residential limited warranty.

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Assembled in America

Designed, engineered and assembled in the heartland of America.

Tackle everything on your "Honey-Do" list and still make it in time for all the summer fun with Toro's 42 in. TimeCutter. The mower's compact design makes for easy storage, and features like a step-through front end, built-in cupholder and storage cubby give you the ultimate in convenience. It's also a snap to control with Toro's Smart Speed Technology, which adjusts to your pace for easy maneuverability. Pinpoint quality cuts and zero-turn mowing are just two pro commercial contractor features that put Toro's cutting-edge technology and world-class craftmanship into the hands of homeowners. And you can rest easy knowing Toro stands behind its mowers with a 3-year unlimited hour residential warranty, plus 3 year / 300-hour commercial engine warranty. And as a Toro owner, you'll have access to more than 3,000 servicing dealers across the U.S. and Canada ready to assist you. Count on it.
  • For questions about service and repair, please reference the Service & Repair document
  • More time for you, cut mowing time up to 50% with the zero-turn feature, and you'll be amazed how quickly the powerful Toro 22.5 HP commercial engine moves the 42 in. deck around obstacles, giving you a gorgeous lawn and more time to enjoy it with family and friends
  • Creature comforts, enjoy a more comfortable mow with added features like an under-seat storage cubby, front step-through and cup holders
  • Space saver, mow in tight spaces and enjoy the extra room in your shed or garage to store your kayaks, kids toys and everything in between with the TimeCutter's 42 in. deck
  • Pick your pace, easier to handle than ever thanks to Toro's Smart Speed technology, which allows you to have total control over your mowing speed, while never sacrificing blade tip speed, ground speeds range of up to 7 MPH in mow mode, 5.5 MPH in tow mode and 4 MPH in trim mode
  • Step on up, getting on and off the mower to pick up yard debris and other obstacles is a breeze with a step-through front end, you'll save time and energy not having to walk around the deck to get on your mower
  • We've got you covered, Enjoy peace of mind knowing you're covered by a 3-year unlimited hour residential warranty, plus a 3 year / 300-hour commercial engine warranty and as a Toro owner, you'll have access to more than 3,000 servicing dealers across the U.S. and Canada ready to assist you, count on it
  • Pick the right fit for you, ideal for lawns up to 2-acres
  • Store your stuff, tired of your stuff jostling around, now there's a convenient and safe space in your under-seat cubby to store important items like your phone, keys, or treasures from the yard
  • Hassle-Free maintenance, spend less time maintaining your mower with toolless oil change and filter, Simply flip open the air filter to replace it and the easy removal of the oil drain tube allows for fast drainage and refilling
  • Ride in style, tackle tough jobs with style while you mow with a handcrafted seat that provides the ultimate in padding and back support
  • Out of the elements, keep mother nature off your back while you mow with protective tire fenders, unlike the competition, these are standard on all TimeCutters, not only do the fenders shield your engine from tire spray, but also prevent backsplash on you
  • Bring your beverage, stay cool and hydrated with a built-in cup holder
  • Easy cleaning, blast away grass buildup, caked-on mud and other debris under your mowing deck with washout ports you can directly attach to your garden hose
  • Pro DNA, our commercial mowers' DNA courses through these machines' veins from front to back, giving you the same technology professionals depend on to do the job right the first time, every time, the result - a beautiful, professional-looking lawn from a mower so reliable that we back it up with a 3-year / 300 hour commercial engine warranty; Born and raised in Minnesota, Toro's innovations have been the heart and soul of America's mowing technology for more than a century, count on it
  • 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
  • DuPont and Kevlar are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and company
  • Time savings based on survey of consumers who purchased TimeCutters from 1/1/18-9/3/19, time savings will vary
  • 22.5 HP at 3,6 RPM SAE J194 and SAE J2723, as rated by Toro as configured to meet safety, emission and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on this mower may be significantly different
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Dimensions: H 42 in, W 48 in, D 75 in


Assembled Depth (in.)75 inAssembled Height (in.)42 in
Assembled Width (in.)48 inCutting Width (in.)42 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)11 inMower Deck Width (in.)42 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)18Turning Radius (in.)0


Assembly RequiredYesCommercial / ResidentialResidential
Cutting OptionsBag, Mulch, Side-DischargeDeck Material13 Gauge Steel
Deck TypeStampedDrive TypeRear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)708Engine MakeToro Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)0Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)3 gal
Horsepower (HP)22.5 hpIncluded with Riding MowersBattery(s),Engine Oil
Lawn Mower TypeZero Turn MowerMaximum Cutting Height (in.)4.5 in
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)7Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)3
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)1.5 inMower SizeSmall
Number of Blades2Number of Blades2 blades
Number of CylindersV-TwinNumber of Deck Wheels2
Oil Capacity (oz.)80Power TypeGas
Product Weight (lb.)502 lbRecommended Oil Type10W-30
Riding Mower FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height, Adjustable Handlebar, Adjustable Height, Adjustable Speed, Antivibration Handle, Built-in Hitch, Cup Holder, Deck cleanout, Keyed start, Mulching Lawn Mower, Pneumatic Tires, Power Take Off, Power steering, Reverse Mowing, Rust Resistant, Rust resistant deck, Single-lever height adjustment, Swivel Wheels, Swivel front wheel, Tool-free adjustments, Translucent Fuel TankSize of Yard1 - 2 Acres
Start TypeElectricTerrain TypeFlat with Obstacles
Transmission TypeHydrostaticWhite Glove ServiceWhite Glove Service

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsEPA ApprovedManufacturer Warranty3 year unlimited hour residential warranty, plus a 3 year / 300 hour commercial engine warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:can this tow a cart?
by|Nov 5, 2023
2 Answers
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A:  Hi, Steve! Thanks for your question. This unit #77401, has a hitch bracket for towing attachments — the towed weight must not exceed the weight of the machine and operator. We would recommend reading through towing safety before operation on page 17 of the manual at: https://www.toro.com/getpub/219109. Thanks!

by|Nov 6, 2023

    A:  11/15 = Be aware that 100% of ALL {ZTR} style Mowers can suddenly DO wheelies, w/ Casters leaving earth and zero control "IF" ever stopped & re-started up a slight grade, when towing....TORO often stated (80) # MAX on hitch.

    by|Nov 15, 2023
    Q:Can you go up and down small hill next to the house
    by|Oct 29, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hi, James! Thanks for your question. Yes, but we specify the maximum slope you can operate the machine on is 15 degrees. You can view more information on page 5 of the manual at: https://www.toro.com/getpub/228969. Thanks!

    by|Oct 30, 2023
      Q:Why is the 42 inch toro with the Briggs and Stanton engine just as expensive as the 50 and 60 inch toro with the Kawasaki engine is the Briggs a more expensive engine
      by|Oct 25, 2023
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      A:  ? "WHY" is 42" TORO W/ B&S just as costly as 50" & 60" W/ Kawasaki ? = 10/26 COMMENT= (Engines) are Not-the-case at all...Same Transaxles, same Frames, Same Tires, etc, etc.. B&S went 100% Bankrupt years ago, W/ all assets sold to Conglomerate Holding Co.

      by|Oct 26, 2023

        A:  Hi, Cline! Thanks for your question. For more information on pricing, we would recommend connecting with your local store, or please feel free to contact The Home Depot customer service department at 800-430-3376 any day between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST. Thanks!

        by|Oct 26, 2023

          A:  [repeated for many Units]=WHY is 42" W/ B&S as costly as 50" / 60" w/ Kawasaki ? = 10/26 COMMENT=Same Frames, Same Transaxles, Tires, Controls, etc..B&S went Bankrupt years ago, W/ 100% assets sold to Holding Co=Just your Choice!!

          by|Oct 26, 2023

          A:  [repeated, throughout TORO website]= B&S went totally bankrupt years ago, W/ 100% of assets sold to huge Holding Corporation...they set $$$ for Engines--otherwise, everything else is same on 42" / 50" / 60"=Personal Choice.

          by|Oct 26, 2023
          Q:Does this model have a rollover protection?
          by|Sep 21, 2023
          3 Answers
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          A:  {?..Repeated for MANY Different TORO UNITS... ?}...Rollover Protection Bars are on Other TORO Models, such as "TITAN"... this 42" TimeCutter B&S is strictly for One's own private, pristine Lawn.

          by|Sep 22, 2023

          A:  ? ROLL_OVER Protection ? = 9/22 REPLY = Exactly as Pictured...Other Models, such as "TITAN," will have as standard...this TimeCuter 42" B&S is strictly a Residential Mower, for One's own, private, pristine Lawn.

          by|Sep 22, 2023

          A:  Hi, Jim! Thanks for your question. You can purchase a roll over protection kit separately for this unit #75748, you will need ROPS kit #79485. Thanks!

          by|Sep 22, 2023
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            Customer Reviews

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            Best mower ever!
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is the best zero turn mower I have ever owned. Gets excellent fuel mileage and puts like a kitten.
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            • Recommended
            Delivered to my house, ready to mow, representative went through everything and gave us some valuable tips. Operating the mower was a little tricky at first but we soon got used to the light controls. Very straight forward machine, easy maintenance.
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            Toro 42” Timecutter
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Good price for a product that does a great job and will be around for a while.
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            Machine is AWESOME!
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] 1st I have the 50". I love this machine. It cuts the grass with precision and grace. The controls and the MyRide suspension really is fantastic. It is very easy to start, easy to drive and easy on the ride. I am very satisfied with my purchase. Very fine machine.
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            Time saver
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased the Toro Time Cutter a month ago to help me save time and physical energy. I did a lot of research and made the decision to go with the 42 inch cut. The machine makes my yard look wonderful.
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            Love my zero turn
            I Brought my 42" toro4 1/2 year ago. Love my zero turn. This spring when in for services just to make sure everything was a okay. I don't mulch wet grass I wash my deck 2 times per year and put it away clean.change oil in spring. Love my zero turn.
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              Love my Toro
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased my Toro as a refurbished unit from a popular store. It was pretty worn, rust here and there and stickers pealing off. The engine sounds awesome, very powerful, mows the lawn very well. Once when mowing, it only turned left.. after tightening the armature, worked great. A couple mows later, it wouldn't turn any direction. I cleaned all the grass off (grass was rather tall) and it has worked great since. Love my Toro, hope I didn't make a mistake by getting a refurbished model..because I got a great deal.
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              Pleased and happy buyer!!!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This machine is the bomb!! Great and easy to Maneuver . I’m very pleased with the purchase. Todo you outdid yourself with this Model.
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              My new mower!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] First, I'm new to the Zero-turn movement! My wife and I sat on many mowers on display, this one just felt the best. As for that, it seems like most others sit a little higher as far as seat placement, the Toro just feels a little better for a lower center of gravity. The cut is great, but I also bought the Recycler option after my first run. I love the way this cuts now, it's head-and-shoulders above the push mower and my other rider, an older Murray. With my knee issues, this design was actually better for getting on and off. That cutout between the front wheels is fantastic! None of the other had that. The storage under the seat? Not a lot of use for it, but getting the mower from the shed yesterday, a bungee cord got tangled under the deck, I found it while in the front yard before I engaged the blades. Guess where I put it? My almost-half acre lawn now takes about 30 minutes to cut, vs 1.5 to 2 hours with the push mower. Once I conquered the nuances of the drive system, I've gone from Turtle mode to Trim mode! It's so much easier and faster, I actually want to go out in the West Coast Central Florida heat and cut the grass! I also added an hour meter. Not the factory option, but a simple mechanical gage that fits in the same place. I'll more than likely be changing the oil every new season, as I'm sure I won't get to the 25 hour mark (after the first 5) per year. I may even add lights... Oh - Love the V-Twin!!!
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              Nice mower
              Excellent quality mower only flaws are low quality battery, and the tube to drain oil is impossible to remove.
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