A riding lawn mower for hills and rough terrain is a lawn mower that is designed to be able to operate on hills and rough terrain. This type of lawn mower usually has a higher ground clearance and a more powerful engine than a standard lawn mower.
20 Best Riding Lawn Mower For Hills And Rough Terrain
Husqvarna 46" 22 HP Riding Mower YTH22V46
Powerful 22 HP Briggs & Stratton Intek V-Twin engine provides long life for the most demanding jobs
SKU 85420074 – Husqvarna’s riding lawn mowers offer premium performance with quality results. Their compact size makes them easy to maneuver and require less space for storage. Features such as fender-mounted cutting height adjustment, adjustable seat and an ergonomic steering wheel make these tractors simple and comfortable to operate.
All tractors feature hydrostatic transmissions for smooth, variable forward and reverse speed. Air induction mowing technology improves airflow within the deck, ensuring a clean, consistent cut every time.
For added versatility, all models can be equipped with a range of towable accessories and mulch kit for effective lawn fertilization.
I bought this tractor in July. It works fine, nothing special. It cuts the grass fine, although it does scalp here and there. Yes, I know, adjust the rollers (I did). I ordered, through Lowe’s (where I purchased the tractor) the mulch kit for this unit.
The expected delivery date was supposed to be August 21. It never came. After numerous calls to Lowe’s from which I received no date I called Husqvarna. Of course you get no one to speak with. You get to chat on-line.
The end result they would not give me any information on when the kit would be sent to Lowe’s. The did, however, say they have them in stock and would gladly sell me one (for a lot more money). So, they have them in stock and won’t provide any to Lowe’s.
My real concern is if this is how they treat their customers with this type of situation I can imagine how a more series issue would be handled. Therefore I cannot honestly support buying Husqvarna products.
I purchased my Husqvarna lawn tractor, YTH22V46 in 2019 and have been operating it since without any issues whatsoever. I just had my 50 hour service and the only thing needing replacement was filters and blades.
She runs like a dream and I completely enjoy operating her as I mow my 1 acre back lawn. i am a 70 year old woman and find this machine safe and fun to operate, It has been completely reliable. The only issue I have is that (as other reviewers pointed out), the deck seems very low.
I am cutting at 5 to 6 inches because any lower, I am scalping my lawn. My repairperson declared the deck was OK. Otherwise, I am planning to purchase the dump trailer and leaf pick up attachments to make my work around my place easier to accomplish.
I purchased this mower almost 2 months ago and have used it a couple of times. So far its a great mower, cuts well and much faster than my old mower. I like the feature that allows you to continue mowing while backing up, I also purchased a bagger which I also love.
A couple of suggestions, a fuel cut off valve would make changing the fuel filter and seasonal storage much easier, and a metal tube or something besides the plastic tube for oil changes, The plastic works fine but a permanent metal attachment would eliminate the need to keep up with a plastic tube.
It is a great improvement over my older mower, it starts right up, runs quiet and cuts better. I’m pleased with the mower and the dealer I bought it from was very friendly and accommodating.
Compact size, easy to maneuver and requires less space for storage. 2. 5 gal. fuel tank. Blade lever on dash for ease of operation. Angled steering wheel for optimal driver’s position. Fender mounted cutting height adjustment, adjustable seat and an ergonomic steering wheel for comfort when operating.
Auto transmission for smooth, variable forward and reverse speed. Air induction mowing improves airflow within the deck, ensuring a clean, consistent cut. Fully pressure lubricated, single-cylinder engine with oil pump and oil filter.
Step-through design for comfortable and easy mounting and dismounting. 46” cutting width. 16” turning radius.
Bought in May 2019. YTH 22V46 Accelerator cable stretched and it wouldn’t choke to start. Dealer had it six weeks to fix it but didn’t fix the bad left mandrill or the balky starter. Went to another dealer who kept it four weeks but didn’t fix either problem but did manage to put twenty hours on it.
The second dealer did remove the deck but I don’t think it was replaced properly. Bumper to bumper three year warranty doesn’t cover the engine. It seems the engine is not between the bumpers. New problem is the front lower edge of the deck is separating but it’s probably not covered by the ten year deck warranty even though it is the deck.
YTHV2246. Been using this for 7 years, well my wife has been cutting with it – she does the yard work. Looks good (who cares?), runs/starts reliably, no mechanical problems in 7 years, EXCEPT the deck will not cut high enuff.
During dry periods the grass is cut too short. My neighbors John deere goes up a good inch higher. I resorted to making brackets for the deck wheels to raise them about an inch and a half. Of course not they just drag the ground.
She’s mows about an acre and it’s too bad the engineers missed the boat on this. (I’m an engineer).
3. Troy-Bilt 30 in. Rear Engine Riding Lawn Mower4.15174.1 out of 5 stars. 517 product reviews.Rear Engine Rider · Gas
Powered by a 382cc Auto Choke OHV engine with top forward speeds of 4.25 MPH and a 6-speed transmission
The 30-Inch cutting deck featuring 5 adjustable settings couples the benefits of a standard riding mower with the size of a wide cut walk behind mower
Designed with an 18-Inch turning radius with 13×5-inch front wheels and 16×6.5-inch rear wheels
Manual power take-off for fast and easy blade engagement
This neighborhood mower is ideal for standard land owners with a medium sized landscape and relatively even terrain
The Troy-Bilt Neighborhood Rider is powered by a 382cc Powermore Auto Choke OHV engine with top forward speeds of 4. 25 MPH and a 6-speed transmission. The 30-Inch cutting deck couples the benefits of a standard riding lawn mower with the size of a wide cut walk behind mower.
Easily stored in a garage or shed, this neighborhood mower is ideal for standard land owners with a medium sized landscape and relatively even terrain. The powerful 382cc Powemore OHV engine is built to last and provide clean performance.
Fuel tank capacity includes a 1. 3 gallon tank with a fuel sight window, which allows you to check gas levels. This riding mower features a 5 height adjustable blade with manual power take-off for easy and fast blade engagement.
For added comfort, the seat raises to mid-back and the steering wheel is a 13-inch soft grip weel and the steering column can be adjusted to the prefered height.
IšverstiShow in original languageIf you have a perfectly flat, expansive lawn with plenty of room to make beautiful, wide, sweeping turns, and no trees or bushes to make tight turns around, then this mower is for you.
But if you have a yard like I do – a yard that has even the slightest changes in elevation, has a rut or two, requires you to navigate around trees and bushes, or has areas that require a tight turn, do not buy this mower! On my very first mowing session, I came around a bush and had to make a sharp turn to go up a slight incline and the steering slipped and I stopped just short of crashing through the bush.
There was no wearing away over time of anything mechanical. The steering slippage is constant and consistent. I have yet to be able to mow my lawn without my steering going out at least once. I am relegated to using it to mow about half my lawn and only that if I am super careful.
I wish I’d read these reviews beforehand. Look on YouTube to see how many “how to fix Troybilt riding mower steering issues. ”.
IšverstiShow in original languageThe Good: The mower is the perfect size for both my lawn and to fit in the garage. The setup was simple and the mower handles well. The Bad: The mower is overpriced. The same mower was considerably cheaper just a few years ago.
You can get an entry level John Deere for the same price. There are really only 2-3 mowing heights for the mower, not the 5 as advertised. If you use heights 1-2 and even 3, the blades will scalp the lawn.
IšverstiShow in original languageBought this mower last summer and used twice before storage. I stored the mower in a heated garage with the battery on a battery minder/trickle charger. First use this summer the mower would not start.
Problem was the battery. In testing the battery, I found that it is only rated for 150 cold cranking amps. The recommended battery for this unit is a 300 CCA battery. After buying a new one, the mower is fine.
When i did test the original battery when the mower would not start, it tested at 35 CCA. So, on conclusion, the mower works fine, but expect to invest in a battery.
This Zero-Turn Riding Mower provides the ultimate mowing experience. Its strong 24 HP twin-cylinder engine has an easy and reliable starting system with no prime no choke and it features a 50 in. steel deck.
Equipped with sleek new frame design a dual-range hydrostatic transmission and high-back seating for optimum support and comfort it will provide an exceptional ride as you power through the lawn with its zero-turn radius.
You can add an optional mulching kit to create the perfect finishing touches.
This mower is a game changer for lawn care. It turns on a dime has great horse power, it does take practice if you have never driven a zero turn. It also has a lever to adjust the cut of the grass which is a big help.
The only thing I didn’t like was the directions were pretty vague but youtube has tons of videos if you need help. It comes with different speeds from rabbit to turtle so that’s helpful. It’s comfortable to drive and has a cup holder for hot days.
It starts right up and it hasn’t stalled out while I’m cutting grass. But the absolute biggest thing is to practice driving it, you don’t want to get hurt or hit the mower off anything. Once you get the hang of it you will never want any other mower.
Bought this thing last year, loved it. Cut way better than my old JD ridin mower, and a little more rugged in comparison. However, first cut this season and I hit something in my yard that jarred the middle blade enough to break the spindle from the deck.
I walk my yard regularly, remove debris (limbs/rocks etc) and keep things tidy, so this was totally unexpected. Now what?? I got a buy an entire new deck to remount the spindle?? This is potentially going to be insane.
Nevermind that the people at Lowes did not have the manual available for me at purchase. =/.
Performance and style hit the grass running with the Z200 series zero turn mowers. Cutting edge design, proven performance and innovative features combine to make lawn maintenance an event instead of a chore.
The new fabricated design features welded 10 Ga steel construction with additional welded reinforcement strips for maximum durability. Kawasaki engines offer smooth, quiet, reliable power. Heavy-duty components offer long life.
Worry free performance with maintenance free, integrated zero-turn transmissions. The robust frame and casters ensure durability and reduced chassis flex. The ergonomic control panel places everything conveniently at your fingertips.
The footrest area incorporates generous non-slip surfaces for safe and comfortable use. The footrest area incorporates generous non-slip surfaces for safe and comfortable use. The new patent pending park brake system automatically activates or deactivates as the steering levers are moved outward or inward, freeing the user of the task.
I purchased this mower in March of 2019. I was very pleased with it. All the reviews were great, which helped me make my decision on purchasing the mower. After the first year of use, I am not pleased at all with the mower.
I have had to replace belts several times. One day the mower wouldn’t move at all, nothing, not a budge. A spring had broken. One day while mowing, the blade just stopped turning, a wire in the switch that controls the blade had broken, yesterday, after less than 5 uses, the same issue again with the blade stopping.
I really thought this mower was going to be worth the money. I’m getting very tired of almost every time I mow grass, the mower need to go to the shop for repairs afterwards.
I purchased this mower well over a month ago from the dealer in Greensburg on Route 30. The performance of the unit is less than I had hoped for, as a matter of fact the unit even just slightly graded property can be a hand full.
Perhaps a more aggressive tire pattern would help. The unit that I took delivery of, was missing two different bolts. I was promised that they would be mailed to me. Never happened. I went to the hardware store and bought them myself.
That is on your Dealer. I didnt care, but that should have been an easy task for them to do. Bought a Cub Cadet and now that takes care of my of my needs.
My Z248F is my tractor. The tractor was well-crated and arrived with no damage. Following the instructions was pretty easy, and did not take long to complete. The operation instructions were not so easy to follow.
I would recommend going to YouTube and using those videos to help understand the initial procedures to start and operate the tractor. They were very helpful. Once I watched the videos I was ready to start using my zero turn tractor.
I have since cut our 1. 67 acres with no issues and appreciate the time I have saved by using the Z248F.
6. Cub Cadet XT1 Enduro LT 46 in. 22 HP V-Twin Kohler 7000 Series Engine Hydrostatic Drive GAS Riding Lawn Mower (ca Compliant)
The Cub Cadet XT1 46 in. riding mower features category-leading strength, comfort and versatility. It s loaded with a 22 HP Kohler V-Twin OHV engine for powerful performance and a hydrostatic transmission drive for smooth and simple operation that eliminates the need for shifting- simply push the pedal and go.
The signature cut 46 in. twin-blade cutting deck and automotive inspired handling with optimized steering system delivers a 16 in. turning radius and can maneuver around obstacles with ease. The Cub Comfort high-back seat with a 10 incline and adjustable slide provides the ultimate comfort.
IšverstiShow in original languageElectric Cub Cadet Ride On Mower XT1LT42E Review We bought our Electric Cub Cadet Tractor last spring (2021). We have enjoyed it’s quiet, exhaust free, nimble performance both summer and winter.
Pros • Fast • Nimble, as if it has power steering • Quiet, ear protection no longer necessary • Great endurance or range. Cutting one acre grass, which takes about 45 minutes, uses approximately only 40% of its battery power.
• Comfortable seat • Shifting the mower deck off or on is quick and very easy compared to my former gas-powered mower. All it takes is a push of a button. • No exhaust fumes to smell and pollute the atmosphere • No messing around with smelly gasoline • No oil changes or spark plugs to replace • No belts to maintain • Removing the mower deck is quite easy to do just remove a couple quick pins and four quick disconnect power cables Cons • The mower deck height adjustment lever clangs and bangs when going over rougher ground.
I put a bungee on it to reduce this. • The tractor clunks loudly when stopping but I learnt how to reduce this by reducing the throttle more gradually. • Only one plastic key came with the tractor. Considering the cost of this tractor I find that this is being rather cheap on the part of the manufacturer.
• The blue on button on the dashboard. I find it is hard to distinguish between, when the tractor is on, and when the clutch is pushed in first and then tractor will actually move. • The digital display numbers showing percent of charge remaining do not show the top of the digits.
For example, a 7 looks like a 1 and a 9 looks like a 4. • The most annoying and frustrating part of this great tractor is the charger plug and port. Making a good connection is very finicky and causes a lot of error code numbers.
It usually takes three or four tries to get it to connect successfully.
IšverstiShow in original languageBought as a replacement for my ancient John Deere 300 Hydrostatic which has served me well for many years. Can’t really give an in depth review until I’ve used it for several seasons.
First impression is that it has a nice tight turning radius and the deck cuts much better than my old John Deere. It appears to be well made, perhaps not as sturdy as the old John Deere, but I don’t think any of the newer lawn tractors are built as tough as that old workhorse.
Added the mulching attachment and a front bumper after an unfortunate encounter with a fire hydrant which resulted because the forward speed control pedal is in exactly the same position as the old John Deere brake pedal.
No major harm done but did require straightening some sheet metal. The ergonomics of this unit are quite nice. The seat has a good adjustment range and all the controls are well placed and easy to use.
I have high hopes for the Kohler engine which starts easily and runs smoothly. I would have probably been happier with the XT 2 model with its better tires as these do not grip as well as I would like on wet grass and mild hills.
The coil springs on the seat do make for a much more comfortable ride. I appreciate the ease with which the oil can be changed. All in all I am very happy with this unit so far.
IšverstiShow in original languageGot it from Home Depot (local dealer didn’t have any :-); Price is $300 higher than Cub Cadet and many other sources. I did get the price match. Tractor was not very clean, HD employee hands me the key, I ask “are there 2 keys”, he says “I don’t know, maybe there’s one in that bag taped to the back of the seat”.
The bag only had documentation and what appears to be a connection to wash the inside of the mower deck and a short section of plastic hose (????). No explanation, no “Getting Started” guide, no basic operational/controls guide.
Wasn’t sure if there was oil in it, checked and there wasn’t. It’s like having a new lawn tractor left on your property and you have no intro to it. The Owners manual is for many models; it’s small, made of newspaper like material, tiny print (magnifying glass helps), reminds me of an Owners Manual for a piece of electronic equipment like a home sound system amplifier.
I don’t see the words Cub Cadet anywhere on/in the manual. There’s no Table of Contents, no index. Can’t tell if what you are reading applies or doesn’t apply to my specific tractor. I have no idea if I’m supposed to have two keys or what if anything else should have come with the tractor that I am missing.
I found a little plastic square cap sort of piece that says 12a (12 amps???) in the cup holder. Does this belong on my tractor? This is no way to begin with a very expensive piece of equipment. Found what oil I need in the owners manual and capcity in the Kohler owners manual.
The only manual on your site for this model is an assembly manual. I could go on but enough is enough.
The EGO Power+ 42” Z6 Zero Turn Riding Mower is a ZTR like nothing else out there. Featuring Peak Power + technology, it can hold up to 6 EGO 56V ARC Lithium Batteries – the same battery technology powering all EGO products, making it the World’s First Platform Compatible Rider.
Delivering 22 horsepower, equivalent to a gas engine, and reaching a top speed of 8 MPH, the Z6 covers up to 2-acres on a single charge with four 10Ah batteries. Fully expandable! Add more batteries to cut 3, 4, 5, or as many acres as needed – unlike any other battery-powered ZTR in the market.
The Industry’s Fastest Charger fully charges 4 x 10Ah in just 2 hours, 4x faster than competitors. The 4 independent brushless motors deliver the power and performance of gas with an adjustable hydraulic seat suspension for a comfortable mowing experience.
Customize the ride with an LCD interface featuring 3 driving modes: Control, Standard, and Sport – that can be accessed with the simple touch of a finger. Premium features like LED lights, USB charging port, and Bluetooth come standard to make the experience, unlike any other ZTR.
Experience zero-turn mowing like never before with the all-new EGO Power+ 42” Z6 Zero Turn Riding Mower – Power Like No Other.
Brief personal background: I am a retired electrical engineer with 4 years in electrical generation power industry and 42 years in semiconductor design/manufacturing. I have been mowing yards for over 50years and in my youth worked on farms running mostly tractors with different attachments.
I mainly have experience with gas power push mowers and on the farm with large 20 ft bush hogs. This is my first for both electric and Zero Turn Mower (ZTM). Brief history of ownership: I have used this mower 2 times mowing a little over an acre that is mainly Bermuda grass but does have some crab and blue grass.
First time yard was little wet and about 4. 5 inches high, second was dryer and the grass was about 3. 5 inches. I use the 2. 67” blade height setting. My yard has about 25 obstacles to mow around and is mostly level (only a small ditch).
I mowed during the day, so lights were not needed. Brief Summary of mower: I bought this from Lowes and had it delivered. Lowes had already assembled it before delivery but from instruction seem to be very straight forward.
This ZTM has very good ergonomics (I am 5’7”, 190lbs), very easy to operate (setting are mostly intuitive), with very good displays showing different setting, status of battery level, and alarms if they occur, very quiet compared to gas mowers, cut quality at the 2 highest blade speed setting was very good and even, steering controls good (since first time with ZTM it hard for me to compare this to gas version or other electric but I do think the control of speed and turning could be a little more linear), battery life good (It took about 50min to mow and had 20% left on battery using 2nd highest setting on blade speed and 2nd setting on drive speed, this is from a 100% charge).
The charger was very easy to mount and will run on a 15amp service. From ~ 20% battery level to 100% took 1. 75 hrs. Cleaning after use was very easy with hose quick disconnect and just blowing off the upper deck.
The main reason I bought this mower was I had good experience with their trimmer and edger. Also, I like the battery pack design that displays battery level and appears to provide good cooling of the battery and charger.
I like the ability to remove and replace batteries if needed. The S/W application was easy to down load and run, check the firmware for any updates (mine did not need any), and status of the mower. EGO web site for registering was easy to use (It would be nice if EGO had a way for the mower to read serial number of the mower, batteries, and charger, so when you log in with the app this would automatically load for registration) Pros: Ergonomic, chair comfort, controls/displays, battery design, cutting quality and power, manual is very clear and coverage of operation/safety, S/W app and firmware update capabilities, overall design.
Cons: Price, speed and turn controls (needs to be little more linear) Recommendations: 1) Include the full six 10amps/hr batteries and mulching attachment 2) Blade height setting needs a better way to display the setting, I would recommend showing this on the main control display it could easily be done.
3) Have mower read serial number for easy warranty setup. 4) On the discharge chute add a simple way to lower and raise, to improve storage and maneuverability.
I used to do professional lawn care using commercial grade Scag zero turn mowers. I feel very qualified to provide a review of any zero turn. Although I am no longer mowing professionally, I wanted to keep a zero turn mower for my own yard.
A couple of things are very important to me when it comes to mowing: efficiency, which means mowing fast while also doing a good and thorough job without damaging the lawn with spinning tires or running into obstacles, clean lines, and the blades not skipping over areas leaving uncut grass.
I also wanted to get an electric mower to reduce maintenance requirements. I no longer wanted to mess with belts, oil, spark plugs, or lead batteries. I tested an electric Cub Cadet zero turn but got the Ego because the steering on the Ego is smoother and free of jerks.
Coming from commercial grade, the 42″ Ego satisfies my needs and probably would for almost any homeowner. I like how the entire deck can be easily removed which makes accessing the blades for removal/sharpening easy.
The seat is very comfortable and the front lights are very bright. The only negatives are that the Ego is lighter weight than a commercial grade heavy duty mower with relatively small drive wheels so it can struggle to travel lengthwise along slopes without slipping down the slope (most of my 1 acre is on a slope).
I can take my time and mow all of my property which totals about 3/4 acre worth of grass and have 25% battery remaining. For tall grass it skipped in a few places which requires a second pass. Since I am spoiled by the weight and thorough cutting of commercial mowers, I know what mowers are capable of.
This mower is not a commercial mower and keeping that in mind with the pricetag on this Ego, I can easily give it a 5 star review. A commercial grade mower can easily cost 5000 to 15000 more than the Ego, so in my opinion you get a really good value in the peace ofbmind that this mower will work eveytime you go out to the garage or shed and it will do a satisfactory job of cutting your grass.
Add to that the compatibility of batteries with other Ego products and this makes it a good mower.
Having owned 34 inch Arians zero turn gas mower with a 14 hp Briggs & Stratton engine (engine died after 5 years) ,and I have also owned a Ryobi 480me 38” electric riding mower both for 5 years ( battery was losing capacity) , I am neither new zero turn mowers or electric mowers.
Compared to the gas it’s refreshing to have quiet, reduced maintenance and not having to breathing the fumes especially when parking in the shed. I am able to cut my grass sideways in the ditch whereas my gas version I could only do up and down as it would just turn to the bottom.
It’s a crutch of all zero turn mowers but the Ego handles it much better. Compared to the prior will be electric with lead acid batteries, it has both way more power and better control of speed, blade speed and different control mode.
The lead acid batteries just did my acreage when they were new, the Ego I did my acreage and the ditch and I had 50% of the battery left. Being a zero turn it also does the job a lot faster as I have lots of obstacles and irregular shape of my lawn.
The Ego powertrain is quieter than the Ryobi electric. I haven’t cut any deep grass with it yet as I am currently in a drought and it’s the fall, so the real test will come in the spring. The only thing I don’t like about it is the deck makes a lot of noise when it’s going fast over bumps, a lot more than the other two mowers.
I think the frame is good because a lot of times and uneven surfaces when we will be in the air which suggests a strong frame but maybe you need some bushings just to get rid of the noise from the vibration in the deck, Ryobi had way less.
I also wish it came with 12 amp hour batteries. This is my first mower where you can attach a hose to clean the deck which to me is important. I also wish the batteries were under the seat to reduce overall length of the mower for easier storage but that’s just nitpicking.
You work too hard to let your lawn dictate your leisure schedule. Get serious comfort and a beautiful cut with Toro’s 42 in. The perfect blend of maneuverability and power, this mower makes quick work of the toughest tasks.
and you’ll enjoy luxury comfort when the ride gets rocky with the MyRIDE Suspension System that saves your body from the toughest terrain. This mower is easier to handle than ever with Toro’s Smart Speed Technology, which gives you total control over the mowing speed.
IšverstiShow in original languageGood quality machine. Runs and mows good. Plenty of power, 22hp. Actually I purchased a 34″ machine, not 42″. This is because anything bigger would not fit in my storage building or gate.
The only negative is the narrow cutting deck that is the same width as the back wheels. It is not possible to cut closely all the way around trees or other objects. If you try the wheel hits the tree.
Otherwise it will make a zero turn with no problem.
IšverstiShow in original languageWe’re a couple of senior citizens, ages 82 & 90, maintaining several acres with a traditional riding lawn mower until our son encouraged us to get the 54” Toro TimeCutter MyRide Zero Turn Mower (75757).
The White Glove Delivery was extremely helpful and resolved all of our questions. Our concerns about driving a zero turn disappeared quickly as we experienced how easy and natural it is to drive this Toro.
A huge bonus for us is the comfort of the MyRide suspension seat and we are really impressed with the finished cut on our lawn using the Toro.
IšverstiShow in original languageI have a 1. 5 acre lawn to mow. It’s big and it’s bumpy. For 20 odd years I’ve been bouncing around on various lawn tractors. It took 3 and a half hours to mow and my neck and back hurt for days.
I just took 5 of them to the dump. I finally decided to go with a zero turn unit. This Toro with its 54 inch cut, 7mph speed, and my ride suspension can cut the lawn in just over an hour and a half. After which I can get off and continue to work virtually pain free.
Switching from a steering wheel to the zero turn steering took a little getting used to and I did tear up the grass chute in the first 15 minutes. (Put trees on your left side when going around them).
I’ve only put probably 20 hours at most but I expect that the Kawasaki engine will out last the Briggs and Stratton and Koehler engines I’ve had before. With the Toro name backing this machine I believe I’ve made a good choice.
Space-saving, compact design of the TB30 combines the time savings benefit of a riding mower with the storage size of a wide-cut walk behind mower. Easily stored in a garage or shed, this mower is ideal for lawns up to 1.
5 acres with relatively flat terrain. The dependable starting and reliable performance of the Troy-Bilt engine provides the power you need to maintain the yard. Easily adjust and control speed with Shift-on-the-Go transmission.
Keep your lawn healthier by mulching grass clippings with included mulch kit to help avoid thatch and return nutrients in to the soil.
IšverstiShow in original languageMy wife shopped for a smaller mower that she could handle better than my old 42 inch which she found too big. She sat on a bunch of makes and models and the Cub Cadet CC30 worked best of all for her.
No engine up front to obstruct her view while mowing around obstacles, was both slow and fast, easy to steer and easy get in and out of, she could operate all the switches and levers as needed. She liked it.
It was a lot quieter than my old mower, and she could adjust her seat forward for a better fit there too, as she could hardly reach the pedals on my old mower. Came in a big box, read the manual first, this is key as there are some unique assembly aspects to know ahead of time, to make it much easier.
I pulled all the parts out etc, but couldn’t move the mower out of the wooden frame until I read the manual to figure out how the parking brake worked. Once I had installed the steering wheel with the gear shifter shroud, it indicated there that the parking brake was on, and how/where to properly position that lever to release the foot/parking brake.
Then I could easily roll the unit out of the wood frame, as its very light and rolls well. It assembled very easily, if you follow the manual. Worked perfectly, all the parts were there and fit. Notice most of the fasteners are attached to the main unit, and need to be removed to install most of the items.
Read all the notes in the manual as it describes exactly how its goes together. I filled it half full of gas, put on full choke, turn the key and it sparked to life immediately, dropped the throttle back to full power, ran like a top first time.
Nice. Couple of negatives: It has a funny AGM battery with a rectangle block on the end of the positive and negative wires that needs to get installed inside a lead battery post. This was very odd to me, and I had never seen this before.
Took awhile to figure out a trick or 2 to install the wires on the battery. Last the Speed level position indicator position numbers on the steering column shroud are not high lighted, and are difficult to see, especially for older folks, so I had to use a black marker to highlight the top of the plastic impressions to contrast them against the back ground yellow plastic.
Last it would be nice if they included a long lanyard for the key so I don’t loose it in the grass, and a nice Cub Cadet baseball cap to match the mower 🙂 As a small riding mower it has to be one of the better ones we could find.
Works very well as designed for it purpose as a smaller mower with normal small mower limitations.
IšverstiShow in original languageI purchased this product because i am experiencing difficulty with my mobility, and am awaiting surgery on my left hip. I used it only once for approximately 30 minutes to cut my grass.
My lawn is mostly flat but also contains two grades, one is a slight grade/slope, and the other is a greater grade/slope. I only cut the grass on the first grade, and the lawn mower negotiated it okay, however there was some minor traction slippage ie spinning of wheels.
I did not attempt the greater grade. Additionally, it did not perform well on tight turns in cutting close to edges as well as expected. One final and very disappointing point is, that when putting the machine in reverse, it stalled the engine unless the blade rotation was disengaged.
I have not used it since and have resorted to my push lawn mower.
IšverstiShow in original languageI’ve been using this mower for the past 2 years and it served me well, even if it has its limitations. Pros: -Always starts right away. Kept the maintenance up to date and this little guys fires right up.
(Make sure you remove the battery and hook it up to a battery charger during winter to avoid killing your battery). -Turns very easily and has a very good tuning radius. -Center of gravity is low, so you can mow at an angle without too much issues.
Cons: -For me, the fact that the cutting deck is static (does not float or has little wheels on) is a big issue. My land is a bit uneven sometimes, and the fact that the cutting deck doesnt float causes uneven cuts to the lawn (sometime will leave an extra 1-2in of grass or will cut right to the soil).
-Not capable of towing heavier loads. I know these are not made for this but I’ve been using it to tow a small garden trailer, lawn aerator and leaf sweeper. The belt doesnt like this and has started to slip a bit when I tow at higher speeds.
Over and all, its great for small, simple jobs but get something else if you have uneven land or towing needs.
The Toro TimeCutter SW4200 is a hydrostatic zero-turn tractor powered by a 24. 5 HP at 3600 RPMs Toro engine (708 cc). It has a 42″ 2-bladed mowing system under a 4¨ D, top discharge deck with convenient washout ports.
The mower boasts 7 cutting positions between 1-1/2″ and 4-1/2″ H. Its Smart Park braking system automatically stops the mower deck and sets the parking brake when you get off the mower all while keeping your engine running for added convenience and ease of use.
The Key Choice feature allows you to prevent others from mowing in reverse by simply removing a key. It is equipped with an electric PTO and the 15″ high back seat provides you with a smooth and comfortable ride.
I have used it for three mowings and one fertilizer spreading with the Brinly tow-behind, calibrated spreader for accurate product application. I have some semi-steep slopes and it climbs them “straight-on” with no strain apparent from the 24.
5 HP engine. I like the ability to circular-cut around mulched trees in one pass. The water hose clean-out process seems adequate. Best of all. the time spent doing a lawn is lessened significantly. It’s 45-50% less over-the-turf time! My time on this Toro machine is really FUN.
The steering wheel and foot pedal controls is easy for a licensed car driver. The double lever control system requires hours of learning to master the necessary manueverability to handle a lawn with obstacles.
This is a good machine. Love how fast it mows and how easy it turns. I have a long sloped ditch down one side of my yard and this machine handles it with ease. Only disappointment is the $250 seat I opted for.
It is poorly made and does little for shocks. It also feels flimsy (I’m a big guy though). Also, seat came in a different shipment, so now I’m stuck with the original seat. I don’t know what to do with it.
Still recommend this machine highly. If you have never had a zero turn buy this now!.
I just got this today and just tried it out. Cut my mowing time way over half the time with my other riding mower. The old mower has the same size cutting deck as this one. But with the zero turning, I didn’t have to shift back and forth.
Had the dealer deliver this mower and tried it on my front yard. Just to go up and down. And around my big tree. I have a pretty steep sloped yard, and it went around the tree, uphill. He even stopped half way around and started up again, and no tire slip.
The Toro TimeCutter 42 zero turn lawn mower features a 42-inch, fabricated deck with a Kohler engine. This model features the MyRIDE suspension system to tackle rough terrain and provide a smooth ride for the operator to go the distance.
It also features SmartSpeed technology that allows the operator to take control of mower speed without sacrificing blade speed. The heavy-duty rubber discharge chute allows you get even closer on edges without damaging the chute.
Armrests and cupholders add comfort and convenience for this model.
Even though the current world situation resulted in a VERY late delivery date (ordered in March in northern Minnesota – plenty of time before we get grass), we got it in late July. Now with the drought, I have only mowed twice, but have PRACTICED a lot.
It is a new experince driving it, but after a few cone bumps (yeah, recommend using a small cone to work around – logs and other solid things you run over are a bit scary at first – and obviously WITHOUT the mower running!), it is an amazing agile machine for cutting around the trees and bird feeders.
One thing to watch for on the 42″ is the fact that the rear wheels will bump over things if you get too good at cutting corners. Don’t know if the wider mower platforms do that too. We went with 42″ to get between some of the obstacles, and it works perfectly.
Easy start and speed control really great allowing full throttle with slower speeds to begin learning. I can control the deck height easily with just the hand control, but my wife is definitely challenged with the weight.
The throttle handles go to a stop position from reverse, but in forward, if you just let go, they maintain speed and heading, so learn to pull back if you get in trouble and throw them into the outward neutral position to stop completely.
Might be nice if you could let go in forward to get out of trouble. If it gets real ugly, stand up. The kill switches work great. One thing that did help was a quote from one of the videos, “Think of it like pushing a shopping cart.
Push on the left side to go right, and push on the right side to go left”. That did help with the learning process.
I purchased my Toro Timecutter 42″ zero turn my ride March 15, 2021. I spent an extensive amount of time researching which mower would get me the most bang for my buck. Trust me when I tell you this mower has exceeded my needs in every category.
The MyRide suspension is no joke, it truly is like your in a floating chair while mowing. The Kohler powered engine provides excellent power. The seat is very comfortable. The controls are simply and easy to use.
I have added the available mulch kit and between the blade tip speed and the two chambers created by the baffles this mower has no problem chewing through even my thick spring grass. The control arms are very responsive and easy to use too.
The speed control lever is great because it doesn’t affect the speed of the engine or the blades. If your a hands on type of person oil, oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, and fuel filter are all easy to access and will make routine maintenance a snap.
Even the grease fittings on the front wheels are easy to access too. Bottom line after comparing this Toro Timecutter to just about every other ZTR in this category out there on the market Toro takes cake.
In my opinion there is no better residential 42″ ZTR out there. I am completely happy with my purchase and look forward to getting many years out of this mower.
I bought my first Timecutter (used) from a friend. Great mower but getting old. I then purchased a new Timecutter 2 years ago as I would not have anything but a Toro! Because these are such great mowers, I believed it would be the last one I ever needed at my 64 years age.
Well. I had my hip and spine replaced so I traded in my 2 year old and got the My Ride! It has been like mowing from a recliner! With the iron forged deck and Kohler motor on my new “recliner”, this old man is the envy of my neighborhood! I strongly recommend the My Ride or any Toro Timecutter! They are the best and the regular maintenance is a breeze!.
The Mustang Z42 is ideal for larger, flat to slightly hilly yards and is designed to reduce mowing time with dual hydrostatic transmission and true zero-turn capability. Featuring a heavy-duty, full length, fully welded, tubular frame, it’s built for added strength and durability in the yard.
The 679 cc Troy-Bilt twin cylinder engine provides plenty of power to mow larger lots for extended periods of time. Maintain control with the professional-style lap bar controls and engage the blades with push-button electric PTO blade engagement.
Deck clean up is easier with the integrated deck wash adapter. Simply attach a garden hose and rinse clippings away.
Cuts & discharges grass very well! Working good so far 30hrs. Extremely disappointed that it has a Chinese knock off engine. Engine vibrates mid range RPM. Manual poor doesn’t even have a wheel torque or parts display for engine or mower.
Floor pan has very annoying rattle & is slippery after deck wash out. HR meter too small. Hard start cold. Lap levers not even. No headlights.
had mine for two years. it very easy on your hands and arms; well so what ? if you have regular riding mower without power steering you would know what i mean. most riding mowers will turn enough, but the best advantage of zero turn is when you steer it; it’s very easy.
i rarely use zero turn on my lawn because it can tear up the lawn, but i do use zero turn on a hard surface. i learned to turn the mower on the lawn you have to do it slowly, and when you accelerate you also do it slowly.
especially for older people, the zero turn mower is a must have.
Yard work shouldn’t feel like a chore, and with the Troy-Bilt Super Bronco 50 FAB XP you’ll tackle your yard with ease. A rugged and reliable 50 in reinforced fabricated deck was engineered to provide enhanced durability.
A 725cc KOHLER engine delivers reliable starting and plenty of power to easily tackle your yard. Hydrostatic transmission with cruise control allows for smooth change of speed and direction. The padded high-back seat and rubber footpads provide added comfort so you can enjoy your cut.
I have been mowing my 1. 5 acre yard and 2 acre field as well as my inlaws 1 acre yard and 2 acre field for 6 years. Been wanting to write about my experience for a while, just now taking the time and I don’t normally do this.
I just felt so strongly about it. About 1,950 hours on this mower, I perform general maintenance, has never failed to start and nothing has broken other than something that was my fault. I also pull my dump cart with 4 to 5 of my grandchildren in it.
wide open over the bumpy fields and not so level/even yard, they love the joyrides. I am not gentle with this thing, I literally beat it to death. So much power. I could not be more pleased. I bought mine at Home depot.
I know mine won’t last forever so I recently decided that since mine has done so well I would buy another one a store it, but can’t find one. The Home Depot site, as well as others, says it is no longer available.
This is the same issue I ran into when I was looking for the Toro Garden Tractor (which to my dismay had been discontinued) 6 years ago, then I found this Troy Bilt Super Bronco XP that spec’d out very close to the Toro.
I have no use for nor do I need/want a zero turn. Seems as if these Super Bronco’s aren’t produced anymore, I’m going to look into it. Seems that the largest Troy Bilt/Home Depot still offers is the 46 inch cut with the small rear wheels.
The first thing I check when I look for a Riding Mower is the rear wheels, if the rear wheels don’t bolt on I totally disregard it and keep looking, no key in the rear axle for the wheels wheels for me.
This mower has exceeded all my expectations, just hope I find one to put in reserve. Just can’t beat them for the price and they are worth every penny.
As far as I know, this is the only year they put a Chinese motor in this mower. Mine started coughing and smoking the first time I used it. I took it to the service center, and it worked for a short and did the same thing, took it in again.
Same thing again. It sat for the rest of the mowing season because I knew they could not fix it. Now it is the second year. I thought it might work if it sat for a while, but I was wrong. It will not even start now.
I know the service center cannot fix it so I am trying to get my money back or a new mower with a Kohler motor in it?.
I purchased this mower from Lowe’s Home Improvement in Kingsport, TN. The mower looked good, had great reviews from the research I had done and the price was on point for the amount of horsepower and cutting width.
This replaced an old 20 year old hand me down MTD 14. 5 B&S 42″ cut that went to that big manicured lawn in the sky. I was excited that my local Lowe’s had this although they did not have the grass catcher attachment in stock.
Things went down hill from there. they had me purchase the mower, then they could not find the owners manual or extra key so I was told these mowers only come with the one key. The seat bolts were loose and the sales person wanted to know if I wanted him to help me push the mower up the ramps and into my trailer or wait for him to get the key to drive it on?.
really? He got the key and I drove it up. After getting the mower loaded I waited as the salesperson printed off the manual online from the troy-bolt website. Got the manual and away I went home. Got home and tried to back the mower off the trailer.
No forward or reverse lever. well I will just check the printed manual. WRONG MANUAL!!! I had to call Troy-Bilt tech support to ask how to back the danger mower off the trailer. There is a formats and reverse pedal on the right footboard of the mower.
There was nothing I saw to indicate the reverse was associated with this pedal. Tech support did go ahead and order me a manual and spare key at no cost to me. Overall tech support was great but Lowe’s was a big disappointment.
While mowing for the first 15 minutes a deck guide wheel came off (incorrect bolt that I can only assume Lowe’s had replaced with parts from the hardware department) all other wheel guide hardware was gold except for the wheel that came off.
Reattached the wheel so that it would not come off again and tightened seat bolts that Lowe’s had left loose. After that I mowed my 1 acre yard with no other issues. This mower had plenty of power and did not bog down once from the sections of my yard that have crab grass which was a problem with my past mowers I have owned.
Throws grass a good distance away from the mower as you are mowing. It has a factory 3 year warranty too so I am going to take advantage of that if any problems arise. My only complaint would be that it seams a little difficult to stay in the seat if you are mowing sideways on a slight grade.
Other than that I am very pleased with my first experience with this mower.
I have a pretty big grassy area at a lot I own that I have to keep maintained in addition to the lawn at my house so I’m very well versed on zero turn mowers. Now I have to state upfront I am a Cub Cadet fan and have been for many years so getting the Ultima ZTS1 42” zero turn mower didn’t even require a second thought, that said lets cut to the chase and get into this mower.
Shipping packing/de-crating – The ZTS1 comes fully plastic wrapped strapped to a custom built wooden protective frame. This shipping frame is quite large as it must contain the full mower, keep note of that should you intend to pickup and transport it yourself, in my case the unit was delivered by a trucking company.
The frame did it’s job well as the unit had zero defects that I could find after de-crating. To de-crate you will need a nut driver and drill as well as a straight claw hammer or, as I used, a crowbar.
First I removed the lag bolts on both ends of the craft and then crow-barred off the sides. Once down to a bare frame I cut the three straps holding the unit to the crate bottom (the crate in my case sits on top of an additional pallet) and WITH HELP (the unit weighs approximately 600lbs) lift and push the unit off the crate bottom.
NOTE do not try and drive the unit off the crate, it’s easy to tell this won’t work but I am sure that someone will try, trust me, get a couple of people and work it off. Assembly – Assembly was a breeze as the unit came 99% assembled.
Once off the crate I located the manuals and parts bag then got to work with the couple of items that needed to be installed before use. Note that the key is zip tied to the discharge chute deflector and includes a small quick ref card which was a nice touch.
I checked the oil level as well as the tire pressure, note that the tires were at various inflation levels but all above the level indicated on the tire, make sure to deflate to the appropriate PSI. I then hooked up the battery and filled the fuel tank.
Note that you need to use regular gasoline or, a maximum of ethanol 10 either at 87 octane, I am calling this out as ethanol 15 is common in some areas. Use – The ZTS1 fired up almost immediately with the choke on and quickly came to a nice even idle.
I don’t know if it is me or just that my old zero turn is louder but the Ultima ZTS1 seems at least a little quieter than my 7 yr old Cub. The controls should be familiar to anyone that has used a zero turn mower except the steering wheel, I know everyone is used to the directional control levers but the steering wheel is just as responsive, even if it takes a few laps to get used to.
I think it took maybe four passes to quickly get some dexterity using the steering wheel but it quickly became second nature. Now as for the features lets dive in (note I will probably leave some off as it’s these that come to mind after my first use), I love the LED headlights, they really light the way in low light well.
The steering wheel tilt is very nice and has a great range BUT the lever leaves something to be desired. The deck height knob is nice and it’s easy to select the desired height, and in my opinion, is much nicer to use than the lever type I have on my old Cub.
The deck height range is more than sufficient from 1. 0” to 4. 25”. The transmission is super responsive to all inputs and lends to very precise maneuvering. All in all I am in love with the ZTS1 and am ready after the first use to retire my old Cub to my dad.
My Final thoughts on the Cub Cadet ZTS1 42” is that, as I have come to expect from Cub Cadet, it is a cut above and them some from the competition. Everything from the intuitive control locations and layout to the precision of the steering, the ZTS1 brought the enjoyment back into mowing that I felt with my first zero turn, and as I have learned with Cub Cadet the ZTS1 will be mowing with me for many years to come!.
First off I have to say how amazed and excited I am that I was actually able to get this because from what I have heard, riding lawnmowers are very hard to get right now and this one specifically shows out of stock everywhere I’ve looked atleast locally to me.
I will start by saying this is my first riding lawnmower (Incase I get any of the terminology wrong or leave something out of this review that the pros think should have been included) and I wish I didn’t wait so long to get one because with the added speed and maneuverability of this mower I have reduced my cutting time significantly.
It has blown my mind how fast I can get my yard done now and the results are amazing, even my neighbors agree! I do not have any experience with the lap-bar zero turn mowers so I cannot compare this to those ones but I can tell you that this works just as good if not better than what I’ve seen in videos of that type of mower and actually better because it’s much easier using a steering wheel.
The ride on this ZTS1 is so smooth and comfortable to ride I can’t believe it. I always just assumed that most riding lawnmowers were uncomfortable and had a lot of shaking and rattling going on but I get none of that with this.
It feels to me that everything on this mower is made of high quality materials and just feels really solid when I am riding it. It also responds well to doing anything I try to do meaning when I want to go faster I push the pedal down and it goes, when I want to stop I let off the pedal and it stops, when I want to back up I stop and use the reverse pedal and it backs up.
I know you are thinking that it’s just doing what it’s supposed to do I’m just saying that it’s very responsive and quick to react to the things you want it to do. When I sit down in the seat it just feels great! All the controls are positioned perfectly and are easy to use like the steering wheel adjuster, the speed control adjuster that moves from choke to turtle and rabbit speeds, the parking brake and the deck height adjuster.
I also no longer have to ask my kids to go out and cut the grass, they volunteer to do it now! The only thing I am missing that I wish I had is a bagger for it!.
I wanted another Country Clipper like the one I bought in 2003 and gave to my Son 2 years ago. I could not justify its $9500 price tag! If Cub Cadet had parts to still build the ZTS model (steering wheel) I’d have bought one of those from the hardware store dealer that used to carry CC and who has provided good service through the years.
Bought this ZT1-50 for a reasonable price and it looks to be well built. My Son’s CC has a 19HP Kawasaki that is still going strong in its 19th season, so the 23HP Kawasaki influenced my decision for the ZT1.
Mowed for the first time today and have no issues with the quality of the cut or its lap bar steering. I AM going to have to trim all those low hanging branches I used to just push aside as I mowed. No free hand with lap bar steering – LOL.
BTW for $10 I’ve bought an inductive hour meter like the one I mounted in about ten minutes on my 2022 60HP Honda Marine outboard. And for $18 Cub Cadet is sending the deck wash fitting that I will also install.
People who care to provide good maintenance for their equipment should understand why Cub Cadet no longer installs parts that the majority of buyers simply ignore. For a reasonable price I also bought a replacement oil filter and air filter from them to put on my shelf.
Cub Cadet should, however, be ashamed of the quality of the Owner’s Manual and Replacement Parts List they provide for this machine! Printed on newsprint quality paper with several smudged sections. And they are filled with information with statements that it may, or may not, apply to the ZT1.
Come on people! You have reference to lubricating all grease points every 10 hours without listing or illustrating them (do they even exist)? They show a “break-in oil change” after 5 hours, while the Kawasaki Owner’s Manual makes no mention of any need.
They list the multi-tool functions to include using it as a “lockout for the deck lift” with absolutely no further reference to uses beyond 1/2 inch socket for lap bar adjustment or removal of deck floor.
And you list replacement parts without reference to which model they fit. Hopeful that this ZT1 last as long as the lawn tractor my father bought back in 2012.
Introducing the new ULTIMA ZT1 SERIES. Step up to the ultimate all-around mowing experience. 23 HP Kawasaki FR691V series Twin-cylinder OHV Zero-Turn Riding Mower was built to raise the bar for durability without sacrificing operator comfort.
A High-strength continuous, 2 in. x 2 in. tubular steel frame provides Enhanced Strength and Durability. Features include an Automotive-inspired, ergonomic, fully knob adjustable premium 18 in. H-back seat with Durable advanced polymer seat suspension.
Adjustable lap bars with Industry-exclusive over molded soft-touch ergonomic hand grips optimized for comfort, with Rubber floor mat and ample leg room. Dual LED headlights you’ll see- Brighter, longer, broader, while working before dawn or after dusk.
The 50 in. heavy-duty fabricated deck with reinforced AeroForce cutting system independently tested to deliver the best-in-class cut, with fewer clumps and stragglers, finer clippings and increased evenness of cut.
By adding our optimized bagging system, specifically designed to prevent clumping and blockage, you get even more from your mowing experience. The ULTIMA Series ZT1 50 FAB is equipped with an open frame design and hinged/removable floor pan, allowing easy access to the deck and engine for quick and ease of maintenance.
Ideal for mowing Slight rolling hills and several obstacles up to 4 acres.
Wife and I purchased a new Cub Cadet Ultima ZT1 50 to replace an aging Husqvarna Z4818 that served us very well (566 hrs). We have both mowed our 2 acres with the mower and feel we can provide a good early review.
Pros: Sturdy construction and good design – welded tubular steel frame is as solid as it looks. No flex at all; thus no metal fatigue. The deck is welded rather than stamped steel like the Husky. Although I would have liked a heavier gauge steel, it should be more than adequate for residential use.
Because the frame is so strong, there is no need for a lot of other structural sheet metal that makes cleaning difficult and inhibits cooling of transmissions. Asymmetrical front wheel alignment may be unique and allows you to cut closer to obstacles.
Paint quality seems excellent. Deck height adjustment provide small increments and very easy to set. Easy of handling – turning bars feel very good. Controls are very responsive and smooth. You soon forget you are driving the mower.
You just look where you want to go and it seems to go there on its own. I particularly appreciate the large rear tires. Power – 23 hp Kawasaki engine is more than adequate. We let the native grasses in a large area of our yard mature and set seed in the spring at which time the grass is very thick and 30″ high.
The new mower made a pass at 4. 5 (max deck height) and a second pass at 3. We cut at walking speed and full deck width with no bogging and excellent clearance of the cuttings. The engine didn’t change its tune at all.
Engine makes about the same noise and uses the same amount of gasoline as the B&S on the old Husky. Cons: Seat durability?: Seat is comfortable, but nothing special. It has softer foam padding and a pullover vinyl upholstery that may not be as durable as a molded seat.
Headlights: They are a nice feature, but one popped out of its opening when bumped by a tree limb. Glad they are there though. Final thought: We bought from a local family owned mower shop. It was great to meet them, and I know where I can buy belts, blades, and service as needed.
Big Box stores don’t need the money and won’t service the mower. Buy from your neighbors and at the same price.
So it’s been a year of using my mower. Would I buy it again ? Absolutely. Read a number of complaints about vibrations from the mower deck must be poor installation or unbalanced blades. I have had zero issues with vibration or any part of the mower.
I have 1 acre of grass tons of trees some flat areas some very steep areas and the mower exceeds all of my expectations. Does an excellent job cutting the grass(nice stripes). Did my oil change after 10 hrs of use last year and again the begining of this year no metal shavings visible from break in.
Dealership in Vernon BC(Timber Star) was awesome to deal with would highly recommend them as well. Only complaint hard to drink a beer while mowing with a skid steer but I’ve figured it out :).
Toro Titan MyRIDE Zero Turn Rider 75313 is built with a 60-inch IronForged fabricated deck, reinforced 10-gauge high strength deck edge with triangle bullnose, and a canister style air filter that protects the engine, even in the dustiest of conditions.
This mower features the same technology used in Toro’s commercial line to give you a beautiful, professional-looking lawn. The blades spin over 18,000 fpm to prevent clumps and deliver pro performance.
With the foot lift assist, you can clear unexpected obstacles without having to stop. The MyRIDE Suspension System protects your body from bumps and vibrations when mowing on rough terrain. This system also allows you to adjust the rear shock ride settings to match your personal ride preferences.
The cast aluminum stomp pad allows you to keep your grip and remove excess mud from your shoes while the rubber discharge chute allows you to trim close without damaging landscape structures or the chute.
We’ve had this mower for a little under one year. We have 3 flat acres that we cut regularly and the mower works great. Go extra slow over very tall grass and keep at a higher cut level and it works fine.
We also have 10 hilly acres of pasture. Disappointed here. If the terrain is anything but flat, the mower makes all kinds of noises, rattles, and strains — mower is being driven slowly. We can tell the mower doesn’t like it.
When the mower didn’t start, we had to check that connections were still attached to the battery. The spring broke on the side discharge chute and so the chute fell off. We will need to replace the spring.
The floor mat is not attached and has flown off the mower several times. It has gotten cut up under the blades and we finally took it off completely. Gasoline tank size is fine. We’d like it larger, but have had no major issues with its current size.
It just about holds enough gasoline for our upper 3 acres. Height Adjustment selections are fine. We wish our model had a “wash out” attachment so we could clean under the mower after use. We’ve put SLIME in the tires after they went flat because we had a lot of Mesquite trees with large thorns, and the tires have held up okay since then.
Again, the best thing about this machine has been the seat. After riding other zero-turns, this is the most comfortable, especially if you are cutting multiple acres for hours on end. I would not call it “a beast” like some people do, and wish it would not rattle so much during and after bumpy rides, but overall we are satisfied for now, as the cost of a tractor is out of reach for us at this time.
I bought the Toro 75315 mower the week after Christmas 2021 to save money before the spring price increase so I have only mowed with it once so far. I chose the Toro myride system based on comfort and thus far I’m very pleased with my decision.
The ride comfort is different than any other mower that I looked at. It mows very well and has ample power to keep it from bogging down in high grass. The price was reasonable and in line with similar machines when you added in the $500 extra they wanted for their premium seat upgrade.
On the Toro you rock with the rough terrain instead of being pounded up and down. In my opinion there is no other comparable suspension system in this price range on the market. Having had 2 disc fusion’s in my neck ride comfort is critical and the Toro MyRide system delivers.
Time will tell but as this point I would recommend this mower to anyone and especially to those that need the extra ride comfort this mower delivers. Thanks Toro.
Toro TimeCutter MX Series MX5075 MyRIDE Zero Turn Rider 75755 features the MyRIDE Suspension System which protects your body from the bumps and vibrations when mowing on rough terrain. The MyRIDE Suspension System also allows you to adjust the rear shock ride settings to match your personal ride preferences.
Designed with a 50-inch IronForged fabricated deck, this mower can easily mow in tight spaces. Toro’s Smart Speed Technology adjusts to your walking pace during mowing for easy maneuverability. With a toolless oil change and belt cover, you can spend less time performing maintenance on your machine while preventing deck corrosion and belt wear.
Engineered from Toro’s most trusted commercial models, this 50-inch mower delivers professional performance and unmatched durability.
My first Toro Zero Turn was a Z4200 and I kept it for 12 years and never had any problem and I resold it used for a decent price. My lawn was less than a ½ acres at this time but when we built our new house, 2 years ago, the lawn became 2.
5 acres and I needed an upgrade. I went with the 50” because it fits in my utility trailer and it’s very convenient if I have to take it to the dealer for repair. I was targeting a slightly larger deck but discovered that the engine is more important than the deck.
With the 42” and the 19HP it had, if the grass is high you can not cut a full deck width as the engine suffers to keep up, so I end-up overlapping by ¼ to a ½. With the 50” and the 24. 5HP it’s a game changer.
If the grass is taller than it should be you can still cut the full deck width. This is the biggest time saver for me. I needed 30 mins to mow in the old house with a small yard that was square to less than 2 hours with the new yard that is not square at all.
The deck attachment has been improved and it’s much easier now to remove it, including the belt covers. I use 2 sets of blades so I have time to sharpen them between full deck clean-up that I do after spring (end of sticky grass) and end of the season.
I do all the maintenance myself and the oil change is easier now with the tube system. I was not asking for MyRide Suspension but the model available had it and I ended up liking this feature. It really makes the ride more comfortable.
After 2 years and 60 hours, there are 2 things that could be improved. The starter and clutch control are close to each other and I always pull on the starter when I want to engage the blades if I don’t look at it.
Switching position of these 2 controls could prevent that. The other thing is the grass deflector, as I don’t mulch and don’t bag, I use it. This part is way too long and rigid so you end-up breaking it very quickly.
I have seen other brands doing something with flexible rubber. Another solution could be a system to lift it when you come close to an object and it’s on the way. Overall very satisfied with this Zero-Turn and looking forward to many years of service.
I tried my neighbor’s Toro TimeCutter last year and realized it was time to change from a lawn tractor rider to a zero-turn mower. I visited my local dealer (Dombrowski) who sells Toro’s as well as other brands.
They asked me about my yard and recommended the Toro TimeCutter. Now I had to select from standard 50” model or the one with shock absorbing seat. It was not an easy decision but my yard is very bumpy and I went with the upgrade.
OMG…this mower makes me want to mow my yard at least twice a week. The steering took a few tries but it is easy. I’ve cut my mowing time by nearly 40% and let me tell you…the shock absorbing seat is amazing!!! For a 67 year old guy that was getting his back pounded on a lawn tracker, I am in Heaven with this machine and I feel good afterwards.
A friend who lives down the road complimented me the other day that my yard looks like a baseball field, all straight line! Love it! The quality of the product and cut is outstanding. I know I made the right decision!!! Thank you!.
Cuts nice and is very comfortable. However, it is not good on slopes over about 8 degrees. This is the reason for the 3 stars, everything else about this mower is 5 stars. The documentation on this mower says its safe up to 15 degrees and I disagree.
My yard slopes to about 12 degrees and the mower struggles to stay stable. It can go up the slope fine but will slide going down unless I go backwards. I can go across the slope very slowly, but it tears up the grass because it wants to slide sideways down the slope.
I put lug tires on it but it only helped a little. This mower is not safe on slopes over 8 degrees. Since the end of the slope in my yard is a road, I will need to switch back to tractor style mower.
I slide out onto the road once so thankfully no cars were coming by at the time. The main reason I purchased this mower was for the MyRIDE system, which is awesome. Unfortunately, I cannot return it since I used it.
I’ll need to mow about half an acre with a push mower until I can sell this one.
Z6 Zero Turn Riding Mower is a ZTR like nothing else out there. Featuring Peak Power + technology, it combines the power of up to 6 EGO 56V ARC Lithium Batteries – the same battery technology powering all EGO products, making it the World’s First Platform Compatible Rider.
Engineered with 5 independent brushless motors to deliver 25 horsepower, equivalent to a gas engine, in cutting and driving power. Built with a 52 in. 10-gauge fabricated steel deck and reaching a top speed of 8 MPH, this new ZTR allows you to cover more ground, faster.
Cut up to 4-acres on a single charge with six included EGO 12. 0Ah 56V ARC Lithium batteries. Go even further by adding more batteries to cut 5, 6, 7 or as many acres as needed – unlike any other battery-powered ZTR in the market.
The Industry’s Fastest Charger fully charges 6 x 12. 0Ah in just 4 hours, up to 4x faster than competitors. The adjustable seat suspension guarantees a smooth ride. Customize the mowing experience with an LCD interface featuring 3 driving modes: Control, Standard, and Sport – that can be accessed with the simple touch of a finger.
Premium features like LED lights, USB charging port and Bluetooth come standard to make the experience unlike any other ZTR. Experience zero-turn mowing like never before with the all-new EGO Power+ 52 in.
I was the first person to buy the new EGO 52″ battery-powered mower at our local Ace Hardware store. Ace delivered it fully-assembled and ready to mow. My 16 acre farm property has about 3 acres of grassy areas and paths to mow.
For many years I’ve been using agricultural equipment, currently a 33 HP compact utility tractor pulling a 60″ flail mower. This rig can cut brush and very tall weeds as well as grass, but it is slow, hard to maneuver, loud, and challenging to maintain.
I wanted something more maneuverable, especially for around obstacles. I’d been considering ZTR mowers for years but waited for an EV model to meet my needs. This seemed like a more cost-effective way to do my bit for the environment than a pricey new EV truck or SUV.
So I was excited to learn about the new EGO 52″ model, which seems to be one of the few (maybe the only) battery-powered mowers with a fabricated deck this large and run times up to 4 hours (unless you get into one of the few, very expensive commercial EV models.
) Although this EGO mower probably is best suited to fairly level and smooth suburban lawns, in my opinion it also has potential for agricultural operations such as vineyards and orchards. It seems to be a good fit for my property (although it isn’t quite up to handling ditches, embankments, or heavily overgrown areas).
If you’ve decided a battery-powered “residential” ZTR is for you, then in my opinion, the EGO 52″ should be high on your list. That 52″ capacity and fabricated deck sets it apart from many of the residential EV alternatives.
Another great thing about EGO mowers is that the same batteries can be used all across their product line (in trimmers, blowers, etc. ) They can even be used in the EGO Nexus 3000 watt portable power station, which you can buy without batteries (in case you decide the ones in the mower are enough).
Unlike gas generators, the EGO power station can be operated indoors (assuming you’ve been careful to keep your batteries charged when power goes out). I’ve only mowed a few times with this machine. First impressions are very favorable for ease-of-use, cut quality, maneuverability, and build quality.
It is quiet yet very powerful too. The seat is very comfortable but the frame does not have a real suspension system (nothing like the optional “flex forks” that Hustler sells). So it’s a bit bumpy over rough terrain.
As is typical of many residential ZTRs, there is no ROPS bar. If you’ve never driven a ZTR mower, another potential safety issue is stopping the thing. You have to train yourself to pull pack on both levers to stop (like pulling in the reigns of a horse).
This was harder for me to get the hang of than the steering. In quite a few attempts, I was unable to get the iPhone app to pair with the machine over Bluetooth. This is necessary for firmware downloads.
Fortunately, a “Help?” label with a phone number is printed all over the manual, packaging, etc. I got through to the Help line pretty quickly, the assistant evidently was a native speaker of English, and EGO resolved the problem.
Another issue was that the control levers needed calibrating (because as delivered, it tended to pull a little to one side). The manual clearly explained a simple calibration procedure for this. The big question mark for me, going forward, is the quality and dependability of after-market service/support.
EGO has built an impressive retail sales network in the USA, and the Help line seems to be good. However, they may not have as extensive a network for local mechanical support, as some competitors (like Stihl and Hustler) do.
But then, AFAIK, the competition does not offer anything quite like this product.
Been using Toro ZTRs (42- and 50-inch) since 2005. Our place (3. 5 acres) requires mowing about once a week from May-Oct. I use a self-propelled Toro (22 inch) push mower for some steep areas. Physically, I am 6’3″ and weigh 220 pounds.
(I should note that I am a former helicopter pilot, and ZTRs are the closest I can come on the land to that experience. ) Toro ZTRs use belts, and we have a lot of trees (viz. twigs and gumballs) that periodically would dislodge the belts on the Toros, both blade and drive which led to downtime–sometimes for over a week.
The engines are loud (85dB) and kicked-up substantial amounts of dust so that I would need to wear a dust mask. Have been shopping for an EV for a couple of years, mainly because of the belt issues. Gravely was too expensive, and other makers’ models had questionable ability to climb inclines.
Other ZTRs are in development. One criteria I had is the width (with the chute-raised) had to fit through the opening in the mower shed. Lowes delivered the mower at the end of May, 2022 so I have mowed the entire area.
I could not get it to operate after charging so I went to the troubleshooting section in the manual and deduced that the seat safety switch was not connected. I removed the seat and reconnected the plug, and it operated properly.
It takes a couple of full charges to complete the mowing, which is similar to the refueling I had with the Toros. I am quite happy with the EGO because it is very quiet (75dB) and (so far) does not seem affected by the small twigs and gumballs.
Overall, the handling is precise, but I don’t think the EGO holds mowing on inclines as well as the heavier Toro. In the rougher parts of the yard, the deck tends to rattle excessively when bouncing (I mow at the lowest speed; though, it is speedy).
I did have an interesting situation that I backed-up while mowing and got raised up on a smooth rock wall so that the mower’s rear wheels would not propel. I had to remove the batteries (as per the operating manual) so that I could dislodge it from the rock.
The 4 acres of mowing on one charge must be for absolutely perfect, flat, treeless, dry, short-grass conditions. We’ve had our mower for about a month and mowed our grass ( about 2 1/2 acres of thick, fast growing grass that is getting a lot of sun, heat, and rain in June in Pennsylvania) 4 times, and the best I’ve done is about 130% worth of charge.
There is definately a sweet spot combo between mower speed and blade speed. Mowing thick grass with the blades on speed 4 takes a lot more power. The electric drive motors on the wheels are also MUCH more responsive than the old trannsmissions on our gas powered zero turn, which makes for a little bit of a jerky ride that takes some practice getting used to, so we’ve been using the control mode and not the standard mode and not even thinking about the sport mode (what’s that for anyway, lawn mower racing?) The mower is surprisingly fast, and has a lot more power than expected.
It does a great job cutting grass, although, like I said, when you cut the taller, heavier grass you need to use higher blade speeds, which really suck the battery power. On the other hand, charge speed is fast – 4 hours will charge the mower from 2% to 100%, with charging going much faster when the batteries are low, then slowing down as they get closer and closer to full capacity.
Mower deck design seems to accumulate a lot of cut grass that the deck wash doesn’t clean out. It’s weird being able to just get on the mower and go – no checking gas or oil, or greasing the spindles, or worrying about belts etc.
The quiet is great too. I still put in ear plugs when the blades are turning, but I’m not sure if you have to or not.
The Toro TITAN 60″ MyRIDE Zero Turn Lawn Mower features a 60-inch, fabricated deck with a Kohler engine and Pro Air Cleaner. This model features a canister air cleaner to keep your engine clean even in the dustiest conditions.
This model has the MyRIDE suspension system that provides a super-comfortable ride for the operator even in tough terrains.
I waited until I have put 20hrs+ on this mower to create a review. With the title I’m sure you can already see the out come. Issues 1. Toro doesn’t have a support system in place even with their vendors.
So if you need ANYTHING good luck to you. I Purchased mine and two weeks I noticed one control arm was bent and the belt and blades needed changed also this was brand new there was rust on it SMH. I reported all this to my distributor where I purchased the mower and they said they’ve called Toro 6 times now and haven’t heard anything.
2. My deck paint is peeling already not just where I had made contact with something but even on top. 3. All the labels came off from pressure washing no crazy high pressure or chems used either. 4. Its not near as good of a mower as my previous experience with Toro.
5 SLOW 6. Obvious signs of wear in only 20+ hrs not just paint peel. I want to point out I have 5 acres and the mower has NEVER been left outside. This is a absolute disappointment and I can only hope you don’t spend the kind of money I did to be disappointed in the long run.
Kubota, Bad Boys, and Many others are NOW a better choice for the price unfortunately.
Step up to the ultimate all-around mowing experience with the Ultima Series from Cub Cadet. The ZT1 42 zero-turn mower features a 22 HP/725 cc Kohler 7000 twin-cylinder engine that delivers high-performance power for a consistent cut.
The 42 in. stamped deck is engineered for greater airflow to make sure clippings move through cleanly and efficiently for an even cut. A muscular, 2 in. x 2 in. tubular steel frame holds up against the toughest obstacles.
You’ll ride in elite comfort with a 20 in. H back seat with a durable advanced polymer seat suspension, adjustable lap bars with ergonomic hand grips, a rubber floor mat and ample leg room. An AGM battery provides reliable starting with a slower discharge so you won’t have to worry about it going dead during the offseason.
Ideal for mowing slight rolling hills and several obstacles up to 2 acres.
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