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Toro Super Recycler (21") 159cc Personal Pace Lawn Mower

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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
N/A


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Toro 159cc Premium OHV 4-Cycle Engine
Superior airflow & engine block design - helps engine run cooler
Low-tone muffler keeps noise down

Auto Choke System
No need to choke or prime the engine before starting

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

21-Inch Cast Aluminum Mower Deck
Durable and rust free
Mulch, side discharge or rear bag grass clippings
Height of cut adjustment from 1.25" to 4"

Toro Exclusive Recycling Cutting Action
Recuts the grass into finely shredded clippings
Adds nutrients to your lawn by creating a natural compost

Deck Washout Port
Convenient way to clean the bottom of the deck
Simply attach a garden hose to the top of the mower deck

"Quick Change" Storage Handle
Handle raises to store upright in tight spaces

5 Year FULL Warranty


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Model
  Model Number:20381
 UPC:021038203812
 ManufacturerToro
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandToro
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC159 cc
 Torque7.0 ft-lbs Net Torque
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed4.0 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)
 MaterialCast-Aluminum
 ConstructionStamped
 Blades1 Blade
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height1.25-4.25 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredNo
 Weight81.0 Lbs. (36.74 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
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  4 Questions
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: i expected this mower engine 20381 to continue running while the blade is stopped

it is not doing that. what am i missing

by Greg Fernandez from New York on April 26, 2014

A: Greg - the Toro model 20381 mower does not have the Blade Stop feature you are referencing. The only Super Recycler model that offers the Blade Stop feature is the Toro 20383
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Who makes the engine on the toro mod. 20381. And what horse power is it.
by David Lehner from New York on April 19, 2014

A: David - the Toro 20381 has a Toro brand engine that is designed and built by Toro. There is no true conversion from cc's to HP but 159cc is roughly equal to about 5 HP
by Jose, Product Expert
Toro 20381 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (23)
I'd Buy It Again (15)
Features (13)
High Quality (10)
Reliable (9)
Cons
Expensive (9)
Heavy (4)
Low Quality (3)
Durability (2)
Bad Instructions (2)
79% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Wayne T.
Presque Isle, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/11/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Purchase
My last toro lasted me 16 years, the transmission needed rebuilding, but I purchased a new one instead. I am very satisfied with my new one. It was very easy to put into service, it started first pull, and the mower was in real good condition. Thank you.
Wayne Recommends This Toro Mower
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Zilla O.
Bel Air, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/18/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Toro Personal Pace Lawn Mower Model # 20381
Purchased my lawn mower April 18, 2015. Used 5 or 6 times and it stopped working. Contacted Mower direct and they instructed me to take it to a repair shop.

The repair shop indicated that it was the transmission. Contacted Mower Direct again and they said it was Toro's problem and Toro said it was Mower Direct's problem.

Bottom line is the brand new mower is being repaired not replaced. This has not been a good experience and I would not recommend purchasing a Toro Lawn Mower.
Zilla Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Zilla,
I sincerely apologize you were experiencing the run around with Mowers Direct and the Toro service center. A transmission issue is unfortunately an issue that a certified Toro service center will need to take care of as we do not perform any repairs and cannot return the unit once it has been gassed and oiled. I recommend contacting Toro tech support at (888) 384-9939 and speaking with a manager who can inform you of what is covered under the warranty specifically and which service center will repair the unit for you.
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James B.
Athens, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent
Item as expected. shipping very quick
James Recommends This Toro Mower
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Daniel S.
Eldersburg, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/3/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Mower
I have had the Toro Super Recycler over a month now and thoroughly enjoy it. It cuts well and runs excellent. And yes, it started on my first pull and every first pull since. I have used the hose connection cleaning feature and love it! The mower mulches very well and the personal pace feature works with one drawback.

Pulling the mower backwards is difficult the wheels don't always want to roll. I also find this mower somewhat difficult to maneuver due to its size. All-in-all its a... more
Daniel Recommends This Toro Mower
Daniel's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Simple design website with great prices. Fast shipping too!!"
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Ted D.
Many, LA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/30/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exactly What I Wanted!
Ordered the Toro Super Recycler 159CC Personal Pace mower to replace a 2-year-old LawnBoy which was a piece of junk. This mower arrived on time, in perfect condition, and put to work 3 hours after arrival.

I have a large lawn, most of which I mow with a zero turn mower, but some of the yard requires a small mower with good self-propelled assistance, especially up some of the hilly areas of my property. This mower exceeded my expectations and made a tough job easy!
Ted Recommends This Toro Mower
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Richard T.
Waltham, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Toro 159cc Lawn Mower Is The Best.
Toro 159cc is the best lawn mower I have ever owned. It meets all my needs-- excellent handling.
I can control the speed and it goes my way. I am 84 years old and I feel very safe and comfortable using this lawn mower. Wow, it is great!
Richard Recommends This Toro Mower
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Gerard L.
Cedar Grove, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/16/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
20
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Machine
This machine runs fine and I like the self-propelled feature. The mulching feature leaves behind some cuttings. Reading the yellow oil dipstick is a real challenge.

I give this a A- rating.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Gerard Recommends This Toro Mower
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Paul
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower, Smooth Transaction
I ordered this Mowers direct due to no sales tax and free shipping. Smooth transaction couldn't be happier. The mower was easy to assemble and it does a great job mowing the lawn. I am really impressed with its mulching capabilities.
Paul Recommends This Toro Mower
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Zachary B.
Decatur, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/5/16
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Most Enjoyable Mower Ever
I have been mowing for almost twenty years and have found this mower to be the most enjoyable mower I've ever used! I looked and looked for a new mower. I have used many different kinds of mowers and had a difficult time picking a new one. I wanted a mower with a good name and one that could be serviced locally. If I purchased one from a big box store I was afraid it wouldn't be repaired very easily.

I decided upon the toro super recycler because of the good things I'd heard about it. Also,... more
Zachary Recommends This Toro Mower
Zachary's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience!"
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Jason
Lexington, SC
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Mixed Feelings
I bought my mower from mowersdirect.com a couple of months ago. I had an excellent experience with the company (I called to ask how this process works and they were patient and explained it all to me). The price was competitive and it arrived quickly and without damage.

The mower itself was easy to put together, though the pictures were a little hard to figure out. I'm handy with stuff like this so I imagine it would be more difficult for someone less handy or used to this sort of thing.
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Jason Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Gary J.
Moore, OK
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/1/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Needed New Mower
Had mower within 2 days. Mower exceeded my expectations, great company to do business with.
Gary Recommends This Toro Mower
Gary's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great mower 159cc much better than 190cc."
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