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Toro Recycler 20332
 
Approximate retail price:
$359.00
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Summary: This Toro 22-inch, self-propelled mower has multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive.
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Community icon150 people have reviewed this model.
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
Worst Money Ever Spent
8/17/2014
Pros
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Will Not Start
Best Uses
Comment:
Purchased this lawn mower new on line (from large box store) and had it delivered. The lawn mower was assembled incorrectly at the factory which required me to return / exchange it at the local box store.<br />I have owned this mower for two years. After three months of use the mower would not start. Took it to a local Toro dealership to have it fixed. It worked until the following spring when it would not start again. Put new gas in it and installed a new spark plug and still would not start. Took it to a different mower repair shop thinking the initial repair experience at the Toro dealership might have been shoddy. They serviced the engine and changed the oil.<br />I use this mower on average once a week during the summer months (upper midwest). For the last two weeks the mower engine will not come to full speed when starting. The choke is sticking. I'm done trying to make this mower work. After submitting this review I am going straight to the store to purchase a new mower. Needless to say, it WILL NOT be a Toro.<br />I have owned two lawn mowers in the past 18 years...this one, and a two stroke Lawn Boy. The Lawn Boy was the best investment, working well for 16 years. Don't buy this Toro.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Quit after first start-up
8/7/2014
Pros
Cons
Doesn't Work
Best Uses
Unknown
Comment:
Bought this mower at Big-Box Depot Store. Saw mower-conspiracy posts online warning not to purchase from this chain, but we've never had any other problems. This Toro started, but after 10 yards, it began smoking and smelled burnt. After stopping the mower, it wouldn't restart. Immediately took it back and got a refund. We were going to exchange it for the recommended Honda, but saw that model being returned, too, for exactly the same reason! Not sure what to do now. Don't really want a lawn service, but too afraid to drop a significant chunk of change on another new mower. :(
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Will not restart after stopping
7/20/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
It usually starts on the first pull. After I stop to take a break (10-15 minutes), it will not restart (just like others had mentioned.) It takes an indeterminate amount of time before it restarts. Very frustrating!
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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