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

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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5
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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
22

Cutting Inches
Engine
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

Blade Override System (BOS)
Stops the blade without having to restart the engine

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
  Model Number:20333
 UPC:021038203331
 ManufacturerToro
Engine
 Engine BrandBriggs & Stratton Quantum
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC190 cc
 Torque6.75 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Fuel Tank Size0.40 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.5 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
Wheels
 Front Tire Size8 Inch
 Rear Tire Size8 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
 MaterialSteel
 ConstructionStamped
 Blades1 Blade
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height1.0-4.0 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredNo
 Weight88 Lbs. (39.92 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
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  5 Questions
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: The Home Depot Store has an Atomic Replacement 22" blade. The store lists the model numbers of the mowers that this blade fits, but none of those numbers match my Toro model #20333. Is there a different blade for this lawn mower? I can't seem to find any blade that matches my lawnmower model.
by Mary Ann from New York on May 31, 2011

A: Mary Ann - the Toro model #20333 mower uses a Toro #108-9764-03 mower blade. 20333 mower blade
by Jose, Product Expert

Q: Hooking the hose to the mower deck doesn't get the grass off from underneath very well after mowing. I have to manually dig the grass out of the deck using a putty knife. Is there anything I can do to eliminate the need for this every time I mow?
I wait until the grass is dry before mowing, but it still sticks to the deck and is moist.

Also, the mower builds up clumps of grass when mowing and I have to lift the deck & wait for the clumps to clear out, but then it leaves a bunch of grass on the spot where I stopped.

This is probably all related to the amount of rain we've been having and the inability to mow while grass is not very tall, but I just wondered if you had any tips, like is there some kind of spray I could use on the deck to keep the grass from sticking? At this point the deck is no longer "red" but rather dark with remnants of caked on grass.

The mower is about 2/3 years old, Model # 2033 with blade override.

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

Mary Ann

by Mary Ann from New York on May 31, 2011

A: Mary Ann - there are several non-stick sprays that you can apply to the underside of your mower deck to prevent the grass from sticking to the deck and building up while you mow. Toro makes a very good non-stick spray you may want to consider. Toro non-stick spray
by Jose, Product Expert

Toro 20333 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5
Pros
Reliable (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Price (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
Personal Pace Is Hard To... (1)
Expensive (1)
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim L.
Maumee, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower Tough Features
The quality of this mower is very good. Starts first pull as advertised. Mows good and is not slowed by tall grass. The personal pace feature is very hard to control. The handle moves easily so it's always changing speeds on a bumpy lawn. The mowers great but I would not get the personal pace again.
Pros: Durable, Price, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable
Cons: Difficult To Use, Personal Pace Is Hard To Use
Jim Recommends This Toro Mower
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Jon Hoch, Founder
Bolingbrook, IL
Total Reviews
72 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
125 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What's Blade Override?
Think about your old lawnmower. Every time you let go of the handle the engine shut off.

Move a ball. Shut off the engine.

Pick a weed. Shut of the engine.

Release the handle of any reason and the engine shuts off for safety.

But... if the blade isn't spinning, there aren't any hazards.

Basically, Toro's blade override system allows the engine to keep running but stops the blade from spinning.

Yes, it's convenient.

The better benefit, however, is reduced wear on the... more
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Doug
Auburn, WA
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Best Yet
I am 76 years old so I have had many mowers. This is the best yet. I actually look forward to mowing my lawn.

I brought it home and assembled it, put in the oil, filled the gas tank, turned the on button to On, pulled the starter rope once, and it started. I usually can start it with just one pull. ( except when I forget to turn the off/on button to on- remember I'm 76).

I love the blade override, and the walk along speed control. The only negative thing I found was the hose port. I can... more
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Joe
Downingtown, PA
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2010
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Warranty Problem
Seriously the dumbest purchase I ever made- the mower lasted three cuts and fell apart. Wheels came off, drive system locked up.

I called the Toro service rep (Frames) in Chester County Pa, and they said they wouldn't fix it because I didn't buy it there. Going in the trash can. I'm out like $500 bucks.
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Joe,
Toro's warranty policy is that a Toro Authorized Service Facility has to do the warranty repair, no matter where it's purchased.

We contacted Toro on your behalf; they are sending the parts you need directly to you at no charge.

They will also contact the folks at Frame's and review their Warranty Policy.

For the future, the Service Locator on our web site shows several other service locations close by- West Chester Lawn & Garden; Brandywine Ace Hardware, also in West Chester- as well as 6 others in outlying towns.

There's no need to go where you won't get good service!
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Linda P.
Alma, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/12/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Third Mower In My Shed
My mower was extremely ill and hard to use. The self-propel feature no longer worked and it wouldn't roll backwards.

I went to my local hardware and picked up a cheap mower- not self propelled with no bagger. That was not a good buy.

So I checked my Consumer Reports and the next mower I purchased was rated as a Best Buy- and it was. I now love my mower.

The only way I could be happier is if it was a rider, it works just great. The bagger is easy to empty and it is a great feature not... more
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Molly
REVIEWED
AUG.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Desperate For A Working Mower
I first checked my consumers reports where this mower was rated as a best buy. The price was comparable and I was amazed at how quickly my mower arrived. I am extremely pleased with my purchase and the way it works.
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Alexander
Montville, NJ
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Dies After 2 And Half Seasons
It was good while it lasted. Got open box at good discount and it worked for a while. Love the clutch feature, personal pace is ok as well until the belt stretched after 2 years and it was not helping that much anymore. Clutch needs to be engaged slowly. Cut quality was never great, but I could live with it.

I have 1/2 acre property and it takes 2.5-3 hours to cut it all, done (almost) weekly. Never bagged, mulch and side discharge. Oil change and general tuneup I did twice between seasons. more
Cons: Unreliable, Durability, Expensive
Alexander Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Bernie O.
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Noisy
When I start my mower and engage the self-propel it makes a noise like metal grinding. It mows okay, but the noise and when I try to mow the bank it will not pull it.
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Karen
Monument, CO
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2010
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Worse Mower I've Ever Owned
Worked about three times. Never started again.
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Karen,
There is a 2 year Factory Warranty on this mower.

We checked our files and didn't see where you purchased the mower from us, but you can contact the folks at Toro directly at (888) 384-9939 toll free, or check at www.toro.com to find the nearest Authorized Service center.

They will be able to repair the unit at no cost to you- provided you bring them a copy of your receipt; and the problem is not due to abuse or neglect.
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