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Toro Super Recycler (21") 159cc Personal Pace Lawn Mower w/ Blade Stop

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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
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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

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

SpinStop™ Blade Stop System
Safety feature stops the mower blade, but not the engine
Allows you to step away from the mower without having to restart

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

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

5 Year FULL Warranty


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Model
  Model Number:20383
 UPC:021038203836
 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
 Front BumperNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredNo
 Weight89.0 Lbs. (40.37 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
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  3 Questions
Q: Does Toro make this model with an electric start?
Why does Toro make a 190cc engine and a smaller 159?

by Rob from Illinois on April 06, 2016

A: Rob - There are NO Toro mower models that have both an electric start and a blade brake clutch. If the mower has an electric start, it would not have blade brake clutch. And if the mower has blade brake clutch, it would be recoil start only (no electric start). As for the engines, the 190cc version is equipped with a Briggs and Stratton engine. The 159cc version is equipped with a Toro brand engine. Two different brand engines are offered on the same mower.
by Jose, Product Expert
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: Hi...does the Toro Super REcycler 21" w/ blade stop priced at $609.99, have an engine throttle to control engine RPM when idleing? Thank you.
by Dave Ramsay from Washington on April 25, 2013

A: Dave - the Toro 20383 Super Recycler does not have a throttle control feature. The engine will run at a constant RPM rate when it's running, whether the blade is engaged or not.
by Jose, Product Expert
Toro 20383 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (5)
Features (3)
Reliable (3)
Quiet (2)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Cons
Bad Instructions (1)
Vague Instructions For A... (1)
Packaging (1)
86% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
25 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Dick F.
Mansfield, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/20/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Mower - Except For Grass Catcher.
Had my Lawnboy 20 years. Was disappointed when I found out I couldn't purchase a Lawnboy with an aluminum deck. Then was told Toro acquired Lawnboy. They make a Toro with the deck and features I wanted. Was a little pricey but I bought it. The mower is everything I expected. The improvements over the past 20 years are amazing. You will love this mower. The only thing I have an issue with - The cut grass does not empty out of the bag as easy as it did from the Lawnboy. Obviously the grass... more
Dick Recommends This Toro Mower
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Jim G.
River Falls, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/28/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
23
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Toro Super Recycler
This is the second mower i have bought from mowers direct the first was a snapper ninja which broke after the second mowing and ended up in the shop for three weeks waiting for parts.the toro mower arrived in a few days assembly was fairly easy started right up.

During the first mowing the left front wheel fell off i found the nut and bolt and put it back on apparently there is not much quality control at the factory seems to work fine now one week after i purcased it they were fifty... more
Jim Recommends This Toro Mower
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David B.
Fort Wayne, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Problems With The Personal Pace Belt On My Model #20383
After unpacking my new mower and completing the assembly process, I added oil and gasoline and started the engine while still in my garage. It started on the first or second try and I engaged the bar to start the blade and everything seemed great.

As I started to push the mower to the front of the garage, white smoke accompanied with a burning smell started coming from under the mower and I shut the engine off. I noticed pieces of what looked like pieces from a belt under the mower.

I... more
David Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Ron A.
Warren, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/24/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Shocked
After I installed the handle, I found that the blade stop didn't work took it too it to a toro dealer It was two weeks before I got it back had to have a lawn service cut my grass cost me fifty dollars for two weeks.
Ron Recommends This Toro Mower
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Guy N.
St Louis, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/7/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exactly What I Wanted
It came undamaged and beautiful. Followed directions to the letter. Started immediately after connecting spark plug. Mowed approx two feet and didn't cut anymore. Found blade stop cable outer spiral wrap slips at adjustment clamp. Wound several times with electrical tape and re-clamped securely, It works but is not a permanent quality fix for this machine.

Needs a permanent solution from an engineer. Otherwise it's the perfect mower for my needs.It bags wet grass with out clogging! I realize... more
Guy Recommends This Toro Mower
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Herbert H.
Los Alamos, NM
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/1/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Like It Alot
1st true mulching mower I EVER owned! I adjusted the walk-behind speed and mowed a lawn that was overdue. No clumps and rows of grass clippings to be raked or blown.
Herbert Recommends This Toro Mower
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Mark Z.
Roanoke, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/27/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Broken Part
When I unpacked, I found the plastic piece you snap the air filter cover to was broken. I found the instructions for putting the mower together very vague. Haven't used the mower yet due to broken parts.
Mark Recommends This Toro Mower
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Paul W.
Cedarville, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/29/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
High Quality But Heavy- Continuatioin Of 4/18/16 Review
Used the mower for about the 4th time last night. Have learned how to use the Personal Pace, (press down slightly), does not clump even in April. Has a higher top end so I finish a bit earlier. Lawn looks beautiful. The machine runs very level and being heavy probably is more stable so a very even cut.
For us the blade brake is worth it. You quickly get used to that benefit.

Still perplexed as to why sometimes I can pull it back toward myself easily, and not other times. Still... more
Paul Recommends This Toro Mower
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Mark Z.
Roanoke, IL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/27/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Broken Part Handled Well
My mower arrived with a broken part. One quick phone call and the part arrived in a few days. Mower has been great so far after about 5 mowings. Easy to start and the pacing is great. Only thing I don't like is the markings to check the oil dipstick plus it's plastic. I am happy with the purchase.
Mark Recommends This Toro Mower
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Paul W.
Cedarville, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/29/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
High Quality, But Heavy.
I wanted a very high quality mower and this is very high quality. However, our yard is quite tight which requires pulling the machine back and forth. This mower is heavy and Personal Pace in my opinion is better suited to larger yards with more open space than I have.

When I asked MOWER DIRECT if they could make arrangements for a mower that would better suit me I was told it was my fault for not picking the right one.

They should say on their page for this unit, ( # 20383), that it is... more
Paul Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Ronald K.
Indianapolis, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/21/16
REVIEWED
APR.
17
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not A 1-pull Start
Cons:
It takes about 2 to 3 pulls to get this started.
The wash port doesn't do as good of a job as just lifting the deck and spraying underneath.
When I unpacked it, there was a ribbon and the end of a popped balloon attached to the handlebar, so this was obviously a floor demo model. It really doesn't take that much work to take the ribbon off.

Pros:
The blade brake works well. The Personal Pace and Super Recycler work as good as my last Toro.

Still a good buy. Just a wee bit... more
Ronald Recommends This Toro Mower
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