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Toro 20371 self propelled mower

 
Approximate retail price:
$300
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 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.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
get ready to pull if you buy this mower
6/3/2015
Pros
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
i purchased the mower based on reviews on CR, but after 10 or so uses it would take 10 or more pulls to get it started. Thought it was guaranteed to start on one pull.<br />So i took it to an authorized toro dealer and they said the guarantee didn't cover anything to do with the fuel system. what a joke. so i paid the 60 plus $$ to have the carb cleaned and also switched to gas without enthol in it. <br />Worked for another 10 or so mows(i have a very small yard) then 10 to 20 pulls to get started. Now at least 2 to 3 times a season i take apart the carb and clean out but it still takes 10 to 20 pulls to get it going. Just cleaned it out again and cannot get it to start. i guess i'll have to bite the bullet and buy a different mower. Maybe electric? have owned the mower for 2 1/2 years and have spent at least 50 $$ on carb cleaner.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
I bought two on the same day.....
1/11/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Comment:
I bought two on the same day at the same store. Both have been used by my wife and I on our lawn only. Both use the same gas. <br /><br />After three months one will not crank without priming the spark plug and the other one cranks on the first pull.<br /><br />Hogwash on the gas being bad. It's obviously a manufacturing defect when one runs fine and the other one doesn't.
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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