Toro LX425

The Toro LX425 garden tractor lawnmower first entered production in 2006. The engine powering this lawn mower is a Kohler Courage SV600. This 1 cylinder engine is fueled with gasoline and is naturally aspirated. The engine is prevented from seizing up thanks to a fully pressurized lubrication system. The engine draws gas from a fuel tank that can hold a maximum of 11.4 liters (3 US gallons). This is enough fuel to allow the LX 425 to continuously operate for an incredibly long time before it will need to be refueled. The Toro LX425 uses a automatic continuously variable transmission to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. This transmission system also features cruise control which makes cutting large open areas of lawn that much less labor intensive.

The mower deck that comes as standard with the Toro LX425 has a cutting width of 42 inches. This mower deck houses 2 blades. The total width of the mowing deck is actually 54.6 inches with the mower deck attached. This is due to the large plastic protective discharge flap that is attached to the side of the deck. The deck can be raised and lowered through 2.5 inches from a high of 4 inches down to as low as 1.5 inches above the ground. The blades on the LX 425 are belt driven and are engaged using a manual PTO.

The top speed of the Toro LX425 lawnmower comes in at 8.9 kph (5.5 mph) going forwards while in reverse it has a top speed of 3.7 kph (2.3 mph). The front axle on the LX425 is made from cast iron which makes it incredibly durable and almost impossible to break or fracture even under very heavy or rapid loading. Don’t forget that this lawnmower is also capable of accommodating a large range of attachments from 2 stage snow blowers to baggers and front blades.

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  1. Terry Oglethorpe says:

    Over priced, complex drive system, belts fail before 200 hours are reached, and impossible for the average person to fix and maintain. Plus it has all these nice nooks and crannies where grass clippings build up in creating a mess when you try to clean the mower. I bet the engineers at Toro laughed every time an LX425 was sold!

    Year of Manufacture: 2008
    Pros: comfort and safety
    Cons: Don’t spend your money on this piece of junk. Bought the unit used in 2014 from a family that was moving to another state. It only had 56 hours and I though what a steal at $1800 – wrong. Planned to use this mower to replace a Craftsman mower that has over 1100 hours on it and is starting to show signs of serious wear but still cuts. Well, when the Toro LX425 hit 172 hours all the belts were about to fail. For over 45 years I have work on mowers and other equipment for city park systems and this mower takes the cake. I can replace all the belts on my Sears in less than three hours and the belts lasted from 300 to over 600 hours depending on the belt. My God, the belt on the mower deck took over an hour to replace because of all the covers you have to take off and then replace. Then the variable speed belt you have to take out the battery and its case, take a pulley off, and take off the left tire to be able to get both hands in there to take the belt – another 2 hours. After three hours, I still have not gotten the drive belt off because the frame of the mower is used to keep the belt from jump off the pulley. How in the world did some engineer come up with this brilliant idea – dude, the frame will not move to let you get the belt between the frame and the edge of the pulley. This mower will cost you $500+ each time you change the belts. I am going back to Craftsman.

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