The Toro Recycler 20332 is part of the lawn mower & tractor
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower
models like the Recycler 20332 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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.
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.
Forward speeds Some self-propelled mowers have one speed, usually about 2 1/2 mph; others have several. Still others have a continuous range, typically from 1 to 3 mph. Two or more speeds let you adjust to the terrain and grass.
Drive wheels Front-wheel drive lets you make U-turns by pushing down on the handlebar and swinging the mower around without disengaging the drive. The downside is less traction than you get from mowers with rear-wheel drive.
Deck size (in.) Most models have a deck size, or cutting swath, of 20 to 22 inches. There is no significant advantage from one size to another. A larger deck can cut more grass in a single pass, but in this size range the difference is negligible.
Deck size (in.)
Engine size For gas-powered mowers, engine size in cubic centimeters (cc) provides a rough indication of the engine's power; electric models are rated in volts (for cordless) or amperes (corded). A larger number for either a gas or electric model, however, does not necessarily result in better cutting performance.
Engine manufacturer Stated manufacturer of a gasoline engine. For some mowers the engine manufacturer is not documented and is listed as "unknown."
Briggs & Stratton
Electric start Starts a gasoline-powered engine with the turn of a key by the operator. An electric start is powered by an on-board battery that requires periodic charging.
Blade brake clutch Allows the gasoline engine to continue to run when the operator leaves the area behind the handlebar to empty the grass-clipping collection bag or to move an object in the path of the mower. It saves wear on the engine by reducing stopping/restarting cycles.
Hands down, others best .....can not touch the Toro drive system, height adjustment, and mowing performance. My Other mower was more expensive and was unable to meet the afore mentioned requirements that the Toro easily met.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Mike - do not buy toro
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Do not buy a Toro
It Does Not Run
I purchased a Toro lawn mower on 8/31/13 based upon the recommendation of consumer. The Toro lawn mower has a tag that says guaranteed to start. What a lie. What does guarantee mean to you? To me it means if it doesn't work that home depot will make it right. My lawn mower now does not start. I was told to take my receipt and lawn mower to my stores rental center. They made copies of my receipt. When I came to pick up my lawn mower I was told that I owed $50 for fixing the lawn mower. I have now learned that Toro's guarantee means nothing.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Macky 1
from New Jersey
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best Mower I ever owned
Easy to Push & Steer
Would Like A Bigger Bag
electric start with charger keeps battery strong, great engine never stalls, so far this is the best mower I ever owned.