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Toro Recycler 20332 self propelled mower

 
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$12.99 - $505.14
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Summary: This Toro 22-inch, self-propelled mower has multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive.
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Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
About - Toro Recycler 20332

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.


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 Recycler 20332
info Forward speeds Variable
info Drive wheels rear
info Deck size (in.) 22
info Engine size 190
info Engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton
info Electric start No
info Blade brake clutch No
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User Reviews - Toro Recycler 20332
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1.0
Pick another mother
7/4/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought this based on CR's recommendations. What I found is a lawnmower with a deck that easily rusts, drive wheels that need replacing after 3 years (gone through two sets at $60 each) and a grass bag that fills quickly.<br /><br />Only bright spot is that it starts easily, typically with a single pull.<br /><br />Toro is less than responsive so good luck on getting answers from them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
If you prefer bagging the clippings, don't buy this mower.
6/9/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Cuts evenly
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Cons
Motor Fittings Vibrate
Noisy
Terrible Bagging
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
I bought this mower a couple of weeks ago and chose the Toro brand from experience of having a very good one previously. This model does not come close to comparing it to the old one. I, like many others, have noticed that if you mow for a while and then stop for an extended amount of time (10 minutes or more), the mower is very hard to re-start. If the time duration is short, it starts very well. But just don't leave it unless you feel like pulling 15 times. The biggest 'gripe' that I have is with bagging. I bag my clippings as my lawn accumulates thatch very easily. The design where the bag clips on is horrible. Grass clippings fly out through the slot between the hinge of back shield. By the time I get ready to dump the bag, the mower deck is covered with clippings. Very irritating. If you prefer to mulch, this mower may very well be the one for you. But if you want to bag the clippings....move on. You will be disappointed in this one.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Twice disappointed customer
4/18/2015
Pros
Cuts Great When Working
Cons
Noisy
Power Drive Breaks Too Ea
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Mulching
Comment:
I have owned this 22 inch recycler for about three<br />years and I love the way it mulches and bags. However,<br />I absolutely hate the power drive !!!! It breaks far<br />too easily. The gears on the drive wheels are plastic<br />while the drive gears are metal. Use your imagination<br />on what happens when the metal grinds on the plastic.<br />What kind of engineering is this ??? I bought this<br />mower for my wife because she wants power drive. The<br />only positive is that Home Depot fixed it free. However, it is tearing up a second time.
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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