Main Features of Toro Zero-turn Mowers
Toro zero-turn mowers have some exciting features that make them some of the most popular among residential buyers. They include the following.
Toro designed and introduced to the market the 708cc ZX v-twin engine in 2015, and it officially made it the default for its zero-turn mowers.
The company made this engine to specially fit in its deck effortlessly and also to customize it in a way that would reduce time taken to change or maintain it.
Its horsepower is not mentioned on any of Toro’s write-up, but it has to be at least
12mp. The fuel capacity is 3 gallons, which can tackle 1.5-5 acres of land depending on terrain.
Smart Speed Control System
Those transiting to a zero-turn mower from the regular traditional push mower admit it has a learning curve, but Toro has reduced this considerably by introducing a Smart speed control system that gives you control of speed and stability.
When mowing, a Toro zero-turn moves at 7 MPH and 5.5 MPH when towing.
When trimming, it moves at 4 MPH and slows down to 3 MPH in reverse. With the control system in place, you are able to control these movements, while the thickness and tread of the rear tire improve your mower’s stability several-fold.
The rear wheel measures 18 inches while the front one is 11. Another feature worth noting under speed is the auto-braking that comes in handy in case of emergencies.
Adjustable Cutting Height
You are not limited to the size of grass you can cut using your mower because the deck is adjustable.
Every cutting deck on each mower can be adjusted to 7 different positions, with the minimum being 1.5 inches and 4.5” for maximum. Also, the deck varies in size depending on what you choose.
These mowers look the sturdy even before you get on board.
The frame is made of 10-gauge steel, making it durable to endure regular use.
Engine guards are quite vulnerable, and they could reduce the life of your machine, which is why Toro uses heavy-duty steel to prevent any unnecessary damage to your engine.
Other parts, such as caster forks, are also notably stronger than what you find on competing brands, and the front axles are strong too, as they are made of cast iron and steel.
Overall, these mowers are built for longevity.
This is to be expected as the name already suggests it, and this really means that a zero turn mower makes a complete 180-degree turn without leaving any patches of uncut grass.
They turn on their own prints, eliminating the need for those elaborate tracks made by tractors. This reduces time spent on mowing by half, and ensures a neat ground.
Zero-turns are not only efficient in flat grounds, but they also maneuver obstacles – like trees – effectively, making them preferred in for mowing just about any ground.
Seeing as Toro’s mowers are gas-powered, they are not restricted by cords and so you can move as far as you need to mow. In fact, the manufacturer recommends them for large tracks of land.
It comes with a side discharge bag so that you don’t have to buy that separately, but the bag and mulching kit are not part of the cost. Those you would have to buy separately.
It also has hitch-to-two tools such as the aerator and spreader. If you would rather custom-make your own mower, the company makes that possible, through The Home Depot.
You get to pick your preferred engine, steering, platform, and deck. You can buy all the accessories directly from Toro or from an authorized dealer.
- Special engine made for the exact curve of the mower’s deck.
- Ability to mow several acres of land.
- Can handle difficult terrain.
- Has a 3-year limited warranty.
- Mostly locks out the commercial market.
- The rigid construction, while making the mower powerful, compromises comfort when working on tough terrain.