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Toro Recycler® (22") 190cc Briggs & Stratton Personal Pace® Lawn Mower

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Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Hilly Terrain

Cutting Inches
Briggs and Stratton Engine
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Briggs & Stratton® ReadyStart™ Engine
No need to choke or prime the engine – just start and go

22" Recycler® Cutting Deck
Cut more grass in less time and improve the health of your lawn

Personal Pace® Self-Propel Rear Wheel Drive System
Mower automatically senses and adapts to your walking speed

Bag On Demand Quick Change Lever
Switch from mulching to bagging in seconds
Bag can stay mounted in either mode

Easy Height Adjustment
Quickly change between 1" – 4" cutting heights with no fuss

Quick-Wash Port
Simply attach a garden hose to the top of the mower deck
Flush the underside clean while the mower’s right sideup

3 Year Power Train Warranty

3 Year Guaranteed-to-Start Warranty

2 Year Full Coverage Warranty

  Model Number:20332
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton Quantum
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC190 cc
 Torque6.75 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Fuel Tank Size0.40 Gallon
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.5 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
 Front Tire Size8 Inch
 Rear Tire Size8 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 Blades1 Blade
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height1.0-4.0 Inches
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 Hour MeterNo
 Assembly RequiredNo
 Weight80 Lbs. (36.29 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
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Q: What is the difference between Personal Pace and Self Propelled?
by Steve Brasington from South Carolina on April 09, 2015

A: Steve - Toro's "Personal Pace" system is one type of self-propelled drive system on a walk behind mower. The Personal Pace self-propel system automatically adjusts the speed of the mower to your walking speed. With a normal self-propelled system, the speed of the mower is controlled with a bail, a lever or some other mechanical means.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I recently purchased a new toro lawn mower. I am not sure how to change the oil on the machine. Is there a tutorial of how to do so?
by Luis Ceja from New York on June 12, 2014

A: The following is available on the Toro website under their FAQ section....

How do I change the oil in my mower?
For Recycler® and Super Recycler® mowers:

Recommended Oil type for Toro Walk Behind Mowers, 4-Cycle engines - SAE 30W Detergent oil with an API service classification of SF, SG, SH, SJ, SL, or higher.

-Run the engine for five minutes to warm the oil so it drains better. (Recommend only filling fuel tank with enough gas to run for five minutes before changing oil.)
-Remove the dipstick.
-Tip the mower onto its side (air filter side up) to drain the used oil out through the oil fill tube into a drain pan. (Tipping the machine on its side is the recommended method by engine manufacturers.)
-Let oil drain completely.
-Tip the mower back up on its wheels and slowly pour new oil into the oil fill tube until oil level reaches the FULL line on the dipstick. (To properly check the oil level , wait one or two minutes after filling the engine with oil to allow it to settle. Wipe the dipstick clean, reinsert dipstick, remove dipstick and check oil level, repeat the process a second time.)
-Important Do Not overfill - If you overfill the engine with oil you will need to remove the excess oil by following the oil draining steps listed above. Too much oil can cause engine damage or failure.

For complete step-by-step instructions, please consult your Owner's Manual or view our interactive smart manual by selecting your model number from the list below.

**22" Toro Recycler® Mower

**Super Recycler® Model 20053 - 20058

Troubleshooting Guide for Starting

See Also:

Advanced Toro Search - Try our Advanced Search feature to help determine your machines Model number.

Authorized Service Dealer - Not comfortable doing the maintenance yourself? Contact your local authorized service dealer for assistance.

by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Oil drain plug where is it
by Dave from Michigan on August 18, 2011

A: Dave - the Toro Recycler mowers (including the 20334) do not have an oil drain plug. To drain the oil, you would (1) run the engine a few minutes before changing the oil to warm it. (2) move the mower to a level surface. (3) remove the dipstick. (4) tip the mower onto its side with the air filter up to drain the used oil out through the oil fill tube.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I own a TORO 20330 ser#310058489. The top speed is too fast for me and it is difficult to hold the speed lever at the right speed. Can the top speed of this mower be adjusted slower?
by Jame W. Norris from Wisconsin on June 14, 2011

A: James - The maximum self-propel ground speed on the Toro Recycler self-propelled mowers is fixed. To reduce the ground speed, increase the space between
the self-propel drive bar and the handle.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: I have this lawn mower and it is smoking some. I was told it needs water. Where do I put the water?
by Tonya from New Jersey on June 03, 2011

A: Tonya - this mower has an air cooled engine. You cannot put water in it. If it's smoking, chances are you put too much oil in the crankcase and the mower is just burning off the excess oil. Or it could be something more serious, like a stuck or worn piston ring. If the mower doesn't stop smoking after your next couple of times using it, I would recommend taking it to a qualified service center for diagnosis.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: How much oil does this mower takehold in its tank?
by Tabatha from Utah on April 13, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. This mower will about 20 oz of oil.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: What is your #1 recommendation for a self propelled mower?

What does Recycler mean?

by Gary from Mississippi on March 09, 2011

A: Thanks for your inquiry. My recommendation for a self propelled lawn mower would be a Honda HRC216K3HXA. The easy starting, reliability, and low noise level of the Honda GXV engine sets this model apart from other self propelled mowers. See link below.

Honda Mower

To answer your question about the term Recycler. Toro uses the term "Recycler" in reference to their cutting system. The Recycler cutting system minces grass clippings into fine mulch particles for a healthy, beautiful lawn thanks to the Toro-patented atomic blade.

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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5
Easy To Use (9)
Price (7)
Features (6)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Durable (3)
Unreliable (5)
Low Quality (4)
Bad Instructions (2)
Durability (2)
Difficult To Use (1)
57% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Roger F.
Savage, MN
Most Helpful Critical Review
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not A Good Lawn Mower
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.
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... more
Cons: Low Quality, Heavy, Under-powered
Roger Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Phil W.
Oil City, PA
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Toro Pooro
Have lots of friends who also bought this mower last year when I got mine. This spring, wouldn't start. Everyone else had the same problem. It turns out the carb gets plugged. It's an easy fix, but "guaranteed to start?" Yeah, right.
Phil Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Ed H.
Dallas, TX
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Upside Of Ok
Bought one in '14. Used it, relentless, till I needed a second mower, different application. I did replace the transmission, due to my negligence, but outside of that, it is my best mower. Reliable. Nice, clean cuts.
Ed Recommends This Toro Mower
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Ernest K.
Naperville, IL
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not As Advertised
It always takes at least two or three pulls to get it started when cold. After cutting for 15 to 30 minutes it will NOT RESTART if I stop for some reason. 10 to 12 pulls should be enough to get it going. I try not to stop during cutting sessions but it isn't always convenient. If I stop for any reason I'll have to wait until the next day to sart it with 2 or 3 more pulls. "Guaranteed to Start?" -- apparently it's only a marketing tagline
Ernest Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jon Hoch, Founder
Bolingbrook, IL
Total Reviews
73 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
182 Helpful Votes
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How To Safely Use Your Lawn Mower
We're adults here. Most of us know how to safely use a lawn mower.

Kids, however, aren't as experienced.

If you have small children, you should be required by law to watch this video.

Too many kids get hurt because their parents don't act responsibly.
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Kevin M.
Hamilton,Ontario, NY
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
No Satisfaction From Company On Performance
No power, motor too small, bogs down & quits if grass is even slightly long. Had it in shop 4X for not starting.
Phoned company & got a lot of double talk about my concern & they said it was policy not to do anything or give credit towards a better machine. Do not purchase from HOME DEPOT as once they have your
$$$ they don't want to see you again & Toro Inc. is no help.
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Bad Instructions, Not Satisfied
Kevin Does Not Recommend This Mower
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21 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Toro 22" Recycler Mower
This rear wheel drive has given me nothing but trouble since I bought it. The gears on the inside of the wheels are plastic and the gears on the axle are metal. That is about all that needs to be said. Bought 2 new wheels and gears for $90.00 and did not even last one mowing. Worst mower I have ever had and will never buy another one. Only 2 years old and have to junk it. Really cheap mower for what u pay for.
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Robert F.
Ocoee, FL
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11 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I've purchased a 21 inch Toro model 20055, 5 years ago and still going strong. Since I live in Orlando, Fl. I mow about 10.5 months a year. I haven't had any problems with it and I mow for a full hour every week! I do oil the wheels and grease the rear ones once a month. Every 6 months change the engine oil and store it inside a shed. Would like to see a lighter mower, like a plastic housing similar to Honda and grease fittings on the front wheels. The self-propell personal pacer option is... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Features, Price
Robert Recommends This Toro Mower
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12 Helpful Votes
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
After reading rave reviews in Popular Mechanics we bought this mower. The gear drive bushings need to be replaced in our 2+ yr old's now grinding and vibrating badly and NOT covered under the 3yr FULL warranty. Parts & Labor bill will be over $250. Not getting it repaired....will give it to a scrap dealer when it finally stops working which will be any day. Toro C/S reps are clueless.
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Perkins, OK
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11 Helpful Votes
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Starts Super Easy But......
This mower was great right from the beginning, but in my second season of mowing the blade started to disengage even in short cut grass, I don't know why its doing it and can't find any instructions on how to adjust it or even if I can adjust. It is nice being able to walk away from the mower and it stay running, but if this feature is going to hinder me getting the lawn mowed, I'd rather trash this piece of crap and go back to the traditional self propelled mower. Not a big fan of this model... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Easy To Store, Starts Easy
Cons: Unreliable, Expensive
Bryan Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Lisa S.
Aurora, IL
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Piece Of $*@%!
2 yrs old and engine block cracked! Not a warranty item! My craftsman lasted 12 yrs! Back to Craftsman!
Lisa Does Not Recommend This Mower
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