The Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74627 is part of the lawn mower & tractor
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lawn tractor
models like the TimeCutter SS4235 74627 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
A combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the tractor or rider came to even, carpet-like mowing, and a measurement of the effective capacity of the grass bag, determined when the bag was full or when the chute clogged and stopped collecting clippings.
The following models have the same ratings as Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74627.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74624 come from our tests of model Toro TimeCutter SS4235 74627, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
Toro makes and markets lawn mowers and zero-turn riders under the Toro and Lawn Boy names. The Toro and Lawn Boy brands are considered premium. Most Toro and Lawn Boy lawn mowers are self-propelled, fully featured, and have Briggs & Stratton and Honda engines. Some models in the line comply with California emissions. Toro and Lawn Boy mowers are sold through dealers and at Home Depot. Toro also markets a line of lawn tractors made by MTD.
Deck size (in.) The manufacturer's claimed cutting width, or swath, in inches. Rear-engine riding mowers are about 30 inches, and lawn tractors are about 38 to 48 inches or more. Mowers with larger decks take up more storage space, but cut proportionally faster and therefore reduce cutting time.
Deck size (in.)
Engine power (hp) The manufacturer's claimed horsepower for the engine. All other factors being equal, an engine with more power will be able to handle tougher jobs (such as tall grass) without bogging down.
3/4 acre hilly lawn which takes about 40 minutes to mow.<br />It has been absolutely trouble free in terms of starting, mulching, changing mowing heights, and clean out.<br /><br />My only problem is when mowing down hill and needing to turn - especially if grass is wet. The mower tends to slide and require slowing down to accomplish the turn. However, as I have many irregular flower beds to navigate, this seems to be the correct tool for the job.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Northern BC Canada
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
A great mower
Not Hard On Gas
Large Lawns Up To 1 Acre
I have lawn with slopes and hills. This unit climbs hills on a 30 degree angle no problem without tipping.(not recommending that anyone else do this) My tractor mower wont even make it up the hill. However, down hill or sloped mowing is a real chore for this machine. The inablilty to steer the front wheels makes it dive downwards, and you are going for a ride if you know what i mean. It will not stop. If you mow downhill, make sure there's nothing dangerous at the end. I would not recommend mowing downhill unless its a very gradual slope. The small rear tires chew up the lawn easily if youre not careful as well. Flat lawn its a dream. Does a beautiful cut whatever you take it through. My terrain is rough and i've used this for 3 years now with no problems. Gas and oil changes is all. Haven't even changed the fuel filter or spark plug yet. Make sure to use the included water cleanout for the deck! It works great and will keep the under deck clean so you get a great cut every time!