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Toro® TimeCutter® Zero-Turn Mowers


Published: 02/05/2014

by Kathleen at

Toro’s TimeCutter® zero-turn mowers get the job done. From mowing to hauling, and sweeping to aerating, the 2014 TimeCutter models deliver a great-looking lawn in less time.


All of the TimeCutter models can help you get your mowing done faster. TimeCutter owners tell us their machine cuts mowing time by an average of 45 percent versus their previous mower*. That means you’ll spend less time mowing and more time doing the things you love.


Other yard tasks are also a breeze for the TimeCutter, thanks to a new standard hitch. Pull-behind attachments such as Brinly-Hardy’s dump carts, lawn sweepers, aerators and dethatchers can easily be towed with your TimeCutter, helping you cross more than just mowing tasks off your to-do list.


The key to superior mowing and towing is the Toro® TimeCutter’s innovative Smart Speed® feature, which adds greater precision to the time-saving speed and maneuverability you’ve come to count on from the TimeCutter. Smart Speed lets you choose the best ground speed range to fit your mowing and towing needs, making it easier to take on the large open areas, conquer the tight turns in your yard, and tow attachments to make the job easier.


Here’s how the Smart Speed feature works. An adjustment lever allows you to reduce the variable ground speed range of the control arms from 0-7 mph to 0-4 mph, without reducing engine speed or blade speed. Choosing the “Mow & Go” mode gives you maximum speed for getting from one area to the other, and for mowing the flat, open areas in your yard.


 The “Trim & Tow” speed allows for enhanced precision when cutting around trees, landscaping or other tight spaces. Trimming closer to these objects maximizes time savings by reducing the amount of extra trimming you have to do later with a string trimmer.


The “Trim & Tow” speed also makes it possible to pull attachments with the standard hitch. Toro has partnered with Brinly-Hardy®, a manufacturer of premium pull-behind attachments, to produce several attachments geared toward getting the job done quickly with great results. Now, with the Toro Smart Speed Tow Mode, you can pull these attachments (with a zero-turn mower) at the correct speed for optimal attachment performance.  Choose a dump cart to carry mulch to the garden, an aerator or dethatcher to create a greener lawn, or a lawn sweeper for easy fall clean up.  You can even buy a sprayer to take care of those pesky lawn weeds.

 Each TimeCutter zero-turn mower is quick, dependable and comfortable, with features such as an automatic parking brake that automatically engages whenever the control arms are in the outward position. Heavy-duty frames and powerful Toro, Kohler® or Kawasaki® engines provide power, durability and dependability. Engine guards, deck washout ports and a tow hitch offer convenience and unmatched versatility. Extra-tall seats make your time spent mowing more comfortable. And, every TimeCutter mower is backed by one of the best warranties you can find – Toro’s three-year limited warranty** with no hour limitations.


As a leader in zero-turn mowers, Toro offers a TimeCutter to fit nearly every need. The SS3216, powered by a precision engineered, 452cc Toro engine, <>  is perfect for smaller yards. Its 32-inch deck even fits through standard garden gates. Step-up models feature 42- and 50-inch deck options.

 Additional accessories allow you to customize your TimeCutter. Choose from a step kit with assist bar, armrest kit, foot assist height-of-cut, bagger or recycler kit.

 Look for the full line of TimeCutter zero-turn mowers at Toro dealers and select The Home Depot® stores this spring with retail prices starting as low as $2,299 suggested promotional price for a 42-inch TimeCutter. Or, buy online at or  For more information, contact Toro toll free at 1-888-384-9939 or visit us on the web at


*Time savings by yard size are from 2008 – 2012 survey results for Toro residential zero-turn mowers as reported by owners.

**See your retailer for full warranty details.


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