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

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Toro Mowers and AccessoriesModel: 20383
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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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$599.99
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Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine


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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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Engine
Engine Brand
Toro
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
159 CCs
Torque
7 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
5 Years
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Cast-Aluminum
Deck Construction
Stamped
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Height
1.25-4.25 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
4 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Engine Guard
No
Hour Meter
No
Arm Rests
No
Front Bumper
No
Mulcher Kit
Included
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
8 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
89 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
UPC
021038203836
Model
20383
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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
4/5
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 (8)
Features (5)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Reliable (3)
Quiet (3)
Cons
Packaging (3)
Vague Instructions For A... (1)
Bad Instructions (1)
Expensive (1)
Awkward (1)
83% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jack J.
Geneva, IL
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Mower
I'm a first time home owner and bought a cheaper Craftsman mower in 2013. That mower was good but looking for an upgrade, especially with mulching. My Craftsman would leave clumps if cutting tall grass. This Toro does an excellent job as I work full time and can't always cut when my KY Bluegrass needs it.

The personal pace is awesome and blade stop in genius. Blade stop comes in handy when my kid leaves toys in yard, when picking up sticks in front of mower, when I stop to pick weeks in... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Packaging
Jack Recommends This Toro Mower
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David Oland
Kc, KS
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Blew Up After A Few Uses
I bought this back in November to replace a still running craftsman that I gave away. I used it a couple times in fall and a couple times in the spring before it blew up. It took them 3 months to tell me they would not cover it. Terrible product and company!
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Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Low Quality, Durability, Awkward, Bad Speed Control
David Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
David,
We are sorry to hear you are having problems with your Toro mower. This mower has a 5 year warranty. Please call our customer service number to help assist you in accessing coverage (888) 384-9939 (toll free). For best results with our customer care team, please ensure you have to correct model number. From the submitted photograph, it appears to be a model other than the 20383 sold in 2015.
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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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Terrence K.
Portage, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/30/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Mower But
Note you cannot control the rpm of the motor. Why? Because it makes it cheaper to manufacture. Seems to me the rpm set at the factory are too low. What happens? The mower bogs down easier. I still like this mower, but come on talk to people who cut their lawns not engineers.
Terrence Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jorge H.
Miami, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth Every Penny!
Once I got serious about "Dominating my neighbors" I began looking for an upgrade on my old Craftsman push lawnmower...I came across a YouTube channel, Lawn Care Nut, where he provides all types of yard-care tips. He was using this type of mower and that is where the investigation began!

I decided to purchase this unit on a Saturday and when it arrived on Wednesday I had to wait... I was in New Orleans on business :-( till Friday. Friday night I inserted two bolts for the handle,... more
Jorge Recommends This Toro Mower
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Shipping
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Tony H.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Purchase Decision
I have been mowing grass for years and this is the best mower I have ever had. The cleanliness of the cut even in taller, wet grass is something I have never seen.

I was concerned with only a 21" deck but it actually has substantially cut my mowing time as compared to my previous 22" Toro due to the speed I can mow at.

Just an excellent machine.
Tony Recommends This Toro Mower
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Biagio M.
Kansas City, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/13/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
06
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
I Like This Mower, But...
The mower was delivered on time and worked well for the first two times that I used it. But the third time the front right wheel lost a nut and wobbled off. I tried to fix it but the nut was lost in the grass and I could not locate it. I will have to get another nut to replace that one.

I do not think that this should have happened on a brand new mower. I am afraid now of the same thing happening to the other wheels. Any recommendations?

Also, the oil dipstick is so difficult to... more
Biagio 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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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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