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Toro TimeCutter SW4200 Review



The all new 2015 Toro TimeCutter SW series zero turn mower. All of the TimeCutter SW models feature an intuitive tilting steering wheel making it easy to get off and on the mower and to adjust for maximum comfort. Now you can have your lawn tractor and your zero turn mower in one. Toro’s innovative TimeCutter® SW lawn tractors are the perfect blend of both. You get the controls and side hill stability of a lawn tractor with the maneuverability and time savings of a zero turn lawn mower. Click here to see if a Steering Wheel Controlled Zero Turn is Right for You. Another new feature for Toro in 2015 is their exclusively built 24.5 horse power 708cc V-Twin ZX series engine which has been specifically designed and engineered for zero turn mowers helping to maximize performance.


“This engine’s intelligent design and tight tolerances help it respond faster with more power when it’s needed. It’s a perfect match that gives our customers the confidence they need to tackle their toughest outdoor tasks.”

-Tanner Erickson,Toro Marketing manager



All New Toro TimeCutter SW4200


2015 Toro TimeCutter SW4200 Zero Turn Mower Reivew
Brand: Toro
Manufactured By: Toro
Model: TimeCutter SW4200
Part Number: 74784
MSRP: $3199.00







Buying Options



Authorized Dealers


When you buy the Toro TimeCutter SW4200 from an authorized dealer near you. The dealer will have the item in stock or they'll be shipped the item which they will assemble and perform a complete inspection to ensure operation. At the time of delivery the Certified Professional will teach you on site how to operate and properly maintain your new zero turn mower. This is one of the most valuable things for a first time Zero Turn owner.


2015 Toro Crated Zero Turn Mower Purchased Online
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Buy Online and Save


Maybe your looking for the best deal or if there is not a authorized dealer close enough you can have buying your new zero turn mower online and have it shipped to you. Usually you can find free shipping on Ebay and sometimes from manufactures websites. You will have to take it out of the crate and get it ready to mow yourself. It’s not a big job. You’ll need a wrecking bar or heavy claw hammer to take the crate apart and a few hand tools to assemble a few things such as the steering components, seat, grass chute, battery, etc.

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Cutting Width: 42 inches
Acres per Hour: 2.45 acres @ 7 mph
Top Speed: 7 mph
Weight: 650lbs
Dimensions: 72”L x 45.3” up/53.8” down Wx37.5”H
Front Tire Size: 13 x 5
Rear Tire Size: 18 x 7.5
Warranty: 3-year unlimited hours consumer
Engine brand: Toro Exclusive ZX Series
Horse Power/CC: 24.5hp/708cc
Height Cutting range: 1.5”-4.5”
Fuel Capacity: 3 gal
Discharge: Side, Mulching or Bagging
Drive System: Hydro-Gear EZT Hydrostatic
Tow Hitch: Yes Included
Recommended for moderate slopes? Manufacture recommends flat to moderately sloped terrains
Mow in Reverse? Yes
Manufactured: Made in USA


SW4200 Accessories and Attachments

Toro TimeCutter SW4200 Zero Turn Mower Brinly Hardy Attachments and Reviews
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Dump Carts:

Great for hauling mulch, dirt or for picking up yard debris, etc. There are two dump carts available for TimeCutter.

Model # PCT-10BH

-10 Cu Ft. Capacity.
-15 x 6 pneumatic tires.
-Hands free steel pedal provides easy emptying.
-Cart made of polymer to keep weight down which makes towing easier, and it wont rust or dent.
-56 degree dumping bed makes the dumping easy and ensures keeping materials in the cart without them falling out.

Model # PCT-17BH
-17 cu Ft. Capacity.
-16 x 6.5 pneumatic tires.
-Solid steel axle.
-Hands free steel pedal provides easy emptying.
-Cart is made of polymer which keeps weight down, makes towing easier, and it will not rust or dent.
-45 degree dumping bed makes dumping easy while also keeping materials in the cart.


Lawn Turf Sod Roller:

Rollers help level your lawn or pack down sod. This helps eliminate things like mouse holes, mounds, ant hills, divots or smooth out the uneven surfaces. These rollers can use either water or sand. The following town rollers are available for the TimeCutter.


Model # PRC-24BH

-28 Gallon capacity.
-24 Inch roller width.
-Can be towed or pushed.
-Compact design to use in tight areas or smaller yards.
-Fill hole is extra large to allow quicker filling and emptying.
-Roller is made of Polymer so it will not dent or rust.
-While empty and not in use it is light enough to hang up for storage.


Model # PRC-36SBH

-42 Gallon capacity.
-36 Inch roller width.
-Larger design makes this great for larger yards or open areas.
-Extra large fill hole allows for easier and quicker filling and emptying.
-Roller is made of polymer which mean it wont rust or dent.
-When empty it is light enough to hang for storage purposes.


Model # BS-26BH

-2.5 Cu ft. 125lbs capacity.
-Hopper made of polymer which wont rust or dent.
-6:1 ratio glass filled nylon provides high speed extra wide spreading.
-Gearbox is fully enclosed and maintenance free.
-Interior hardware is stainless steel, the agitator and shaft will not rust or corrode.
-Controls are easy to reach and the settings lock which eliminates handle controls getting out of adjustment while in use.


Model # BS-36BH

-3.5 Cu ft. 175lbs capacity.
-Polymer made hopper will not dent or rust.
-Tubeless pneumatic 14” x 4” tires provide a smooth tow.
-High Speed 6:1 ratio glass filled nylon provides extra wide spreading even at low speeds.
-Gearbox is fully enclosed and maintenance free.
-Interior hardware is stainless steel, the agitator and shaft will not rust or corrode.
-Controls are easy to reach and the setting lock which eliminates handle controls getting out of adjustment while in use.


Cargo Carrier:

Cargo Carrier Attachment for Toro TimeCutter SW4200Toro's cargo carrier works perfect for hauling up to 100lbs of soil and mulch bags, garden tools, rocks, etc…. Great for homeowners that have limited storage or aren't comfortable using a trailer. So no having to worrying about “jack-knifing” a trailer. A front weight kit is required so the zero turn doesn't tip.




Aerators are designed to put holes in your lawn, this allows nutrients and water to absorb better into the lawn. Professionals suggest to aerate twice a year. They are available in Plug or Spike styles. There are several aerators available and some are even both an aerator and spreader in one.



This tow behind is good to use in the spring time after a long winter. Dethatcher's help kick up and pull old stuck leaves, dead grass and weeds. This can prevent grass from choking in the spring and makes for a healthy lush start to growing season. There is a 40-inch wide and 48-inch wide Dethatcher available.


Twin Bagger:

Toro TimeCutter SW4200 Twin Bagger Attachment ReviewsThe twin bags have of a capacity of 8 bushels. They remove easily for quick emptying. Bagging is the way to go when wanting a crisp, clean and professional looking manicured lawn. The bagger works perfect while cutting the grass to pick up clippings or while mowing over leafs in the fall to clean up the yard one last time before winter.


Recycler Mulch Kit:

Toro's Recycler Mulch kit is a patented system that will help your lawn to be greener and healthier. This system cuts the grass 6-8 times into fine little clippings. These clippings will fertilize your yard. This unique mulching design utilizes “kickers” and baffles that redirect the clippings back into the cutting blades multiple times before dropping them into your lawn. The kit includes the mulching blades, side-discharge plug, installation hardware and deck battles.


Hour Meter Kit:

Unfortunately Toro doesn't make Hour Meters a standard on the Time Cutter. Weather they don't think it is needed due to their quality or that they don't think it is needed on residential applications is for us to guess. The warranty is unlimited hours, however it is suggested to use an Hour Meter to help keep up with maintenance. It's worth the investment to keep the TimeCutter in peak operating condition and prolong it's lifespan even more.


Lawn Stripping Kit:

This is a very unique Toro attachment not seen in any of the other brands in we've reviewed in the past. Now homeowners can really get the professional look that you maybe looking for. This method is the exact same method used by the professionals to create stripes, waves, checkers or other designs on your lawn. The Lawn Stripping Kit simply hooks to the TimeCutters hitch.




-Engine Guard
-See Through gas tank level window
-15 inch high back seat
-Washout Port on deck for easy cleaning
-2 Anti-Scalp deck wheels

-Vast line of attachments
-Tow Hitch included standard

-Steering Wheel makes learning how to drive the zero turn easier
-Gas pedal like a car makes for easier throttle control
-Parking Brake engaged automatically when user gets off
-Front Steer allows more control on slopes
-3 Year Warranty



-No Headlight Options
-Armrest for seat are not standard but can be purchased separately

-Not a fabricated deck or reinforced
-Hour Meter not standard but can be purchased separately


Informational Video


Mowing Deck


Toro Time Cutter SW4200 Mowing Deck zero turn mower reviewToro TimeCutter SW4200 is equipped with a 2 blade 42-inch wide cut. Blade engagement is done with an electric PTO. It is made of a rust resistant coated 13 gauge stamped steel featuring a 4 inch deep dome and top discharge design. While mowing you can either side-discharge, mulch or bag grass clippings. These decks are not known to be indestructible. For the average homeowner with relatively debris-less lawns and few obstacles the stamped steel decks will hold up just fine with proper care.


The deck cutting height ranges from 1.5” to 4.5” with 7 cutting positions available. The mowing deck height is adjusted with a manual hand operated deck lifting lever. Both of the deck wheels are made of an anti-scalp design that also ensure even cutting eliminating grounding of the mower deck. A deck washout port provides for quick cleaning underneath the deck.

Toro ZX 708cc V-Twin Engine


2015 Toro TimeCutter SW4200 ZX V-Twin 708cc Engine Zero Turn Mower ReviewFor 2015 Toro has an all new engine available for it's all new TimeCutter SW4200. Developed from the ground up the Toro ZX 708cc Engine was exclusively designed for zero turn mowers that will maximize the performance and increase serviceability. Toro's ZX 708cc V-Twin engine puts out 24.5 horse power. The ZX comes standard with a dual barrel carburetor delivering increased air flow. The cylinder walls are made of cast iron providing added strength and long term durability. Also featuring a newly designed patented self-cleaning air intake system which provides a constant pre-screened air flow into the engine. This helps reduce debris build up, will increase engine performance and fuel efficiency.




The newly designed air box cover makes it both quick to change filters and makes it virtually impossible to incorrectly install the air filter. If you can't stand to change the oil then the standard quick drain oil system will make you happy. It makes oil changes easier. This new quick drain system makes it possible to drain the engine oil without using tools. The drain hose has been made longer and more flexible to help eliminate messiness that usually occurs during oil changes. This new design will drastically reduce the time needed for routine maintenance.




2015 Toro TimeCutter SW4200 Zero Turn Mower Dual Hydra Gear Hydrostatic EZT transmissionsThe Toro TimeCutter SW4200 comes with a dual Hyrdo-Gear EZT hydrostatic drive system. Simply push down on the pedal to go and steer in whatever direction you want to go in and the transmissions will engage with ease. Dual hydrostatic systems deliver smooth and responsive maneuverability. These are know to provide years of dependable performance. Hydrostatic transmissions are the most common on residential zero turn mowers. Each transmission has a fan cooled 10cc pumps which help cool the transmissions and extend life of the mowers drivetrain.



2015 Toro TimeCutter SW4200 Zero Turn Mower Steering Column adjustableThe steering system was built with the user in mind that does not like the lap bars of a traditional zero turn mower. The steering wheel and gas pedal make driving the TimeCutter SW4200 similar to that of a traditional lawn tractor or even a car. The adjustable steering column makes it easier to get on and off as well as maximizing comfort for each operator. Toro's patented Smart Park™ Braking System automatically sets the parking brake when the operator gets on and off the mower. This feature also automatically disengages the mower blades and allows you to keep the engine running when you get off the mower to move debris, etc. Click here to see if a Steering Wheel Controlled Zero Turn is Right for You.




The 15 inch high back seat provides great back support that helps ensure better posture. The thickly cushioned seat will allow for hours of comfortable mowing time. The seat is built with shock absorbing springs and is adjustable along with the adjustable steering column so that almost any sized person can be comfortable. All of the basic controls on the right side for ease of use. Armrest are also sold separately has an attachment.


What Toro TimeCutter SW4200 Owners are saying:

-”Front Steer allows me more control on my very hilly yard!”

-”I spend about 5 hours a week on my TimeCutter and I love it.”

-”I recommend this mower to anyone spending more than 1 hour mowing each week.”

-”It's a great mower. If you have never used a Z-turn it will be a great experience. I've used x-mark lazer z and a bad boy and this one is just as good.”

-”Very good even cut.”

-”I love all the attachments”

-”It took an hour or two of use before I got really proficient in guiding the Toro Timecutter to cut exactly where I wanted, it's been a huge timesaver, both for cutting the grass and picking up leaves.”

-”Machine is easy to use and mows very fast.”

-”Toro's engine is very responsive and quite."



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