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Toro 20370 self propelled mower

 
Approximate retail price:
$280
Summary: This Toro 22-inch, self-propelled mower has single-speed front-wheel drive. It has a premium engine.
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Type: Gas single speed self-propelled mower
About - Toro 20370

The Toro 20370 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower models like the 20370 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
About This Brand

Toro makes and markets lawn mowers and zero-turn riders under the Toro and Lawn Boy names. The Toro and Lawn Boy brands are considered premium. Most Toro and Lawn Boy lawn mowers are self-propelled, fully featured, and have Briggs & Stratton and Honda engines. Some models in the line comply with California emissions. Toro and Lawn Boy mowers are sold through dealers and at Home Depot. Toro also markets a line of lawn tractors made by MTD.

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Features & Specs - Toro 20370
info Forward speeds 1
info Drive wheels front
info Deck size (in.) 22
info Engine size 149
info Engine manufacturer Kohler
info Electric start No
info Blade brake clutch No
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User Reviews - Toro 20370
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1.0
Constant Carb problems
7/5/2015
Pros
Reasonable Cutting
Cons
Finicky Enginecarb
Hard to adjust height
Requires Constant Maintenance
Slippery Front Wheels
Best Uses
Comment:
After the second use, the engine would not start. Toro blamed the (premium) gas I used. I had to replace the carburetor ($120).<br />This worked ok the first season; I ran out the gas and stored it over the winter.<br />Next season, new gas; wouldn't start. I took it to a older mechanic, who cleaned out the carb ($40) and told me to find and only use gas WITHOUT ethanol. I found ONE place for this and so far it's been starting. <br />BUT this is, by far, the most temperamental mower I've ever owned and would NOT buy it again or recommend it to anyone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Toro Wheel adjust spring handles keep breaking
5/21/2015
Pros
Cons
Cutting Height Adjustment
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had to replace the spring steel adjusting levers 5 times. The spring steel is too Brittle and breaks. During the past several years it happens 1-2 times. It's a tedious process to replace these adjusting levers... But installing a new one can't be done wrong as the whole assembly can only be put back together one way. The replacement steel part is inferior I think compared to the original parts.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
worst mower ever
5/18/2015
Pros
Ergonomic Grips
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
bought mower 4/3/15 it is now 5/18/15. have had to but drive belt back on pulley no less than 5 times since we first bough this mower. now for some unexplained reason the self prop. feature quit working. while mowing straight flat patch of grass the self prop quit. belt is on pulley but will not move. when ever you turn the mower on it's side to put belt back on pulley, the carb. floods and it's 24hrs before it will start again. sticker on engine cover says guaranteed to start.....HA!!! what a joke
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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