Toro 20371 self propelled mower

 
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$319.00
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Summary: This Toro 22-inch, self-propelled mower has single-speed, front-wheel drive. It has a premium engine and high rear wheels.
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Type: Gas single speed self-propelled mower
About - Toro 20371

The Toro 20371 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower models like the 20371 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 20371
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 20371
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1.0
Lots of carb cleaning
1/3/2016
Pros
Easy to Push & Steer
Self propelled
Cons
No Choke - Hard To Start
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
I've owned this lawnmower for two years now. The carb required cleaning during the first season of cutting grass. On the second season, I cleaned the carb three times. I just purchased a fuel filter (and will use premium fuel only), new carb kit, spark plug, and air filter; all of this was purchased prior to reading all of the reviews and will be my last ditch effort prior to selling it on Craigs List. Love the lawnmower when it is working; very easy to cut any size lawn. Taking it apart to clean the carb was neat at first (learned a lot), but it's getting old. By the way, this lawnmower was purchased to replace my 13 year old Murray (thankfully I kept it) of which I never cleaned the carb (changed the oil maybe twice) and just recently replaced the spark plug and air filter. The Murray (the cheapest lawnmower I could find at the time) is the most reliable mower that I've owned. Unfortunately, it is not a self propelled mower. I am hoping that the above purchases for my Toro will improve its performance.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Poor Product, poor choice
11/9/2015
Pros
Cons
Bad Carb Bad Spark Plug
Heavy
Jerky Transitions
Noisy
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
My review has to mirror the others' on here. I bought 2 as well - one for my mother. Both of ours NEVER start on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc etc pull. Mine had to go into service for $200 (had to pay to have it picked up and returned) for a month for a bad carb and bad spark plug. I guess I would think twice to see a Toilet brand on my lawn mower.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Hard Starting, Low Quality
7/1/2015
Pros
Cuts well
Quiet
Cons
Hard Starting
Low Build Quality
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Small Lawns
Comment:
Purchased one of these due to the ratings here. I had the misperception that Toro's were a premium quality mower. I returned it to store after 3 weeks for a refund. I should have read the customer reviews in addition to the ratings here. It cut and bagged well but this mower has issues.<br /><br />It started with one pull the first time, then most other times it was hard starting. Often it would take 5-10 pulls then it would struggle to idle up to speed. I used fresh gas. Don't be fooled that it might be an old gas problem. There seems to be something wrong with these Kohler engines from the many owner reviews here and from the reviews at the big-box store where I purchased this mower.<br /><br />I used it to mow a small yard for a couple of weeks. Got tired to trying to start it back up after every grass catcher empty. I was going to take it in for a warranty repair when a rear wheel broke at the axle. <br /><br />I decided I couldn't live with the unit even if they tried to repair it, due to the many reviews saying this problem happens often and Toro will blame the problems on bad gas, so I returned it for a full refund, and purchased a Honda.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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