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Toro Recycler 20333
 
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$399.00 - $829.99
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Summary: This Toro 22-inch, self-propelled mower has multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive. It has a blade-brake clutch.
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Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
About - Toro Recycler 20333

The Toro Recycler 20333 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower models like the Recycler 20333 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.

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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 20333
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 Yes
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User Reviews - Toro Recycler 20333
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5.0
Greatest Mower I ever owned
6/7/2014
Pros
14 Yrs One Major Tuneup
Cons
14 Years I Need A New Bag
Best Uses
Mowing Made Easy
Comment:
I would recommend Toro to anyone looking for low maintains, easy to use (it does most of the work)and most of all long lasting, I have been using mine for 14 years. The only things worn out are the bag and me.<br />Old timer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Not as good as advertised
6/7/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
First the good-Our mower has always started by the first or second pull. It cuts the grass smoothly. My main gripe is the self propelled drive system. Day one it worked great but after a couple mows it started getting weaker and weaker. I cleaned out around the belt but apparently it is stretched. Ended up getting out my ancient second hand Honda self propelled mower and it dragged me across the yard with its power. Guess I will see how complicated it is to change the belt on this Toro.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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3.0
Toro is not the company they used to be
5/12/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Cons
Cuts Unevenly
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
First. I need to say that my luck with Tora has been iffy at best starting with a snow blower that was the worst one I ever owned (Minnesota Usage). <br />So when I bought my Toro Recycler from Home Depot several years ago I was skeptical but the price point was very good.<br />Got six years out of it before rope recoil problems, starting problems, electrical problems etc. <br />Finally after getting it fixed for around $140, I gave it to daughter and bought a new one for me. Her mower will not start now after one short season of repair. I've decided not to put one more dime in this thing and looking to move on to another type mower. <br />Last, the recycle part of the name is deceiving. It does mulch but only in the dry months. If your lawn is a tiny bet moist, forget it your going to side discharge and or bag and now you got the clippings to get rid of.<br />I was never impressed with its mowing capabilities, ever and I'm darn picky about my lawn. I'm saying goodbye to 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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