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Toro Recycler 20332
 
Approximate retail price:
$379.00
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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
Bad Lawn Mower
10/23/2014
Pros
Cons
Break Down Too Soon
Heavy
Under-powered
Best Uses
Mulching
Comment:
Bought this mower in October 2009. I bag my grass clipping. When the bag is about half full, I'm pushing the lawn mower more than the self-propelled drive. My previous mower had a 160cc engine, which had more power than this 190cc engine.<br />The self-propelled drive broke after 4 summers. There was grinding by the back wheels/gear box for a while and then the self-propelled drive stopped working. I brought the mower in to a Toro Authorized Service Dealer where I was told it would cost about $200 to replace/fix the gear box.<br />I contacted Toro to explain the problems (under-powered, and broken self-propelled drive) and asked them to assist with a more reasonable repair cost. (I specifically told them I want to pay $100 or less for the repair of the self-propelled drive.) Their first response was to bring it into a Toro Authorized Service Dealer, which I clearly stated that I already did in my first letter to them. Their second response was:<br />The unit is outside of the warranty period and our dealers are independent and set their own price for repairs.<br />We apologize for the difficulties you have experienced and appreciate the opportunity to respond to you.<br />In other words the warranty expired so we are not helping you at all.<br />I will not buy another Toro product. I really liked to features and that they are a local company to me (based out of Minnesota). I wasn't asking for a freebee, but I think a lawn mower shouldn't end up as a over-sized paper weight after only 4 seasons.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Last Toro I purchase
9/13/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Cons
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Small Lawns
Comment:
This is my second, but last Toro. I refurbished the old one and gave it to my son--it still runs. I replaced it with this one. Within 3 months--using it once every week or two it quit starting when I'd cut it off mid-yard. Toro shop couldn't duplicate the problem and despite my extended warranty charged me $35 for my troubles and to tell me there was nothing wrong. I continue to use,but on initial start up it generally will not reach full throttle ever and frequently dies in the middle of the yard. I'm certain it has something to do with new engine or the auto choke, but doesn't appear Toro has a fix or willing to do anything about it. Frustrated...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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