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Toro Recycler® SmartStow (22") 163cc Personal Pace® Lawn Mower

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Model: 20340
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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5
25 Reviews
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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
22

Cutting Inches
Engine


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SmartStow® - Get Your Garage Back
Allows the mower to be stored VERTICALLY - without fluid leaks
Reduces storage footprint needed by up to 70%
Easier access for cleaning and servicing the mower blade

Briggs & Stratton® 163cc 725EXi 4-Cycle Engine
No need to change engine oil - just check and add as needed

Personal Pace® Self-Propel Rear Wheel Drive System
Mower automatically senses and adapts to your walking speed
Walk faster and the mower self propels faster to match your pace

22-Inch Recycler® Steel Cutting Deck
Innovative Recycler mulching system minces grass clippings into fine particles
Front throw chamber and superior blade lift technology
Suspend and re-cut clippings into a finer mulch

CloseEdge Wheel Design
Makes it easier to mow up close to obstacles and landscaping
11-inch rear wheels are great for mowing uneven terrain

Quick-Wash Port
Attach a garden hose to quickly clean the underside of mower deck


Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
163 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.4 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Stamped
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
22 Inches
Cutting Height
1.0-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
4.5 MPH
Drive Wheels
Rear Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Hour Meter
No
Mulcher Kit
Included
Headlights
No
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
11 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
83 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
021038203409
Model
20340
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Toro 20340 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
4/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (10)
I'd Buy It Again (5)
Easy To Store (5)
Features (4)
Exceeded Expectations (4)
Cons
Durability (3)
Low Quality (3)
Expensive (2)
Not Owned Long (1)
Unreliable (1)
76% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jorge R.
Pompton Lakes, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/23/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
I purchased this mower about a month ago and have used it 3 times before this review.

1st mow was with the bag and it cut well even with damp grass, no clumping or clogging. I was impressed!

I did have 2 complaints. 1st when the bag is starting to fill it gets very heavy and the front of the mower tends to lift making hit hard to maneuver. 2nd when using the bag there is a small gap between the bag and the deck and grass clipping start to come out.

After adjusting the personal pace I... more
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Jorge Recommends This Toro Mower
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Matt W.
Iowa City, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/5/16
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
27
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Happy
First off, the back wheels and drive system are very cheap. Back wheels are very wobbly and loose. Problem #2 is that the mower starts fine when it's been sitting a few days but if you mow for a few minutes and shut it off it will not start up again until it cools off. Very frustrated with this mower. I would take my money back in a heartbeat.
Matt Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Matt,
If you feel the wheels are damaged in any way please let us know and we can send you parts to resolve it also, if the mower is having starting issues it does have a warranty which is covered by any dealer in your area.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Matt,
We are sorry to hear you are having trouble with your Toro drive system and wheels. If you are still experiencing issues with your Toro mower, please bring your unit to the nearest dealer for servicing. This mower has a two year full warranty and covers all manufacturing defects. Please call our customer service number if you have any other questions (888) 384-9939 (toll free).
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Herbert D
Newark, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/30/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Ok But Not As Good As My Previous One
Well, I might as well add my comments to the others. I laughed when so many reported that a wheel fell off shortly after they began mowing. However, the unit I got "looked" OK so I added the oil and fresh gas. True to their word it started on the first pull. No cloud of smoke that others reported. So I began mowing. The grass was long because of all the rain we have had. I set it as high as it would go and eased into it. I had it in mulching mode, but that was bad news. The wet grass... more
Pros: It cuts grass., Pretty red color.
Cons: Low Quality, Bad Instructions, Expensive, Wheels fall off.
Herbert Recommends This Toro Mower
Herbert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"About the best price around. They shipped quickly and it arrived with no damage. Glad I read all the reviews first so I knew what to expect from Toro which was/is no fault of Mowers Direct."
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Gary R
Carolina Shores, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/25/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
08
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Mower I Have Ever Owned
Great mower and the features are super. Love this mower!
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Features, High Quality
Gary Recommends This Toro Mower
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10
John W
Wichita, KS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/28/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Review Of Mowers Direct & Toro
Mowers Direct was very good to work with ordering, shipping and receiving the mower. I got exactly what I asked for in a timely fashion.

Toro needs to work on their quality control. Within the first 10 minutes of mowing with the mower the left rear wheel fell off. Fortunately all of the pieces were easy to find. I reattached the wheel and checked the other three which were all loose. While looking closer at the right rear wheel I notices that the bracket it is attached to has a slight... more
Pros: Price
Cons: Initial assembly
John Recommends This Toro Mower
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William B
Gordonsville, VA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/17/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
The Wheel *did Not* Fall Off For Me...
There were a ton of reviews stating issues with the wheels. I got my mower, inspected it before taking it out and had no issues with the wheels. The mower itself is perfect for me considering I have very little space in my garage so the stow and go feature is great.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store
William Recommends This Toro Mower
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Quincy E.
Lohn, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Does The Work And I Get The Exercise.
Never in 60 years have I had a mower like this. Starts first pull every time and before I know It I'm through. Wouldn't take for it. My first Toro and I'm hooked. By the way the "right out of the box" thing is not to worry. In five minutes you're mowing.
Quincy Recommends This Toro Mower
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John M.
Mount Joy, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/23/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Bad Experience
Mower was a house warming gift for my daughter and her husband that just closed on a new home in late August. My son-in-law and I took the mower out of the box, added the oil and gas as outlined in the directions. One pull and it started as promised by Toro, had some light blue smoke, started cutting the grass and got about 10 feet and one of the rear wheels fell off.

Really poor workmanship in my opinion if you cannot go more then 10' and the wheels fall off. Reinstalled the wheel and... more
John Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Forrest S
Farmville, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/25/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Bad First Impression But No Problem Now
The mower was delivered quickly. Unfortunately the left rear drive wheel fell off twice in a short period of time. I tightened it down and the next day I used blue loctite. I haven't had a problem with it since. It consistently starts on the first or second pull, and always on the first pull once warm. All in all I'm happy with the purchase. I just need to keep a check on the rear wheel. Love the smart stow feature!
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Features, Reliable
Cons: Durability
Forrest Recommends This Toro Mower
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Kathryn G.
Fircrest, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/29/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Dead Mower
I followed the directions for adding oil and gas to the mower. It started nicely and then began billowing blue clouds of smoke and dripping small amounts of black oil from underneath the left side of the engine onto the surface of the mower. I called mowers direct and they said "not my problem". I am now dealing with the Toro/Briggs and Stratton engine dealer in my town who will also address the two rear rear wheels that were loose and ready to fall off. I am not a very happy camper... more
Kathryn Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Kathryn,
We apologize for the issues with the mower. Once the mower is gassed and oiled the manufacturers warranty takes effect and it has to be handled by a local service center. We also state this information under our return policy. Once again we apologize for the inconvenience. If you need anything further, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Kathryn,
We are sorry to hear you are having problems with your Toro mower. Some blue smoke is normal upon the first start. Sometimes during shipping the engine gets shifted around moving oil around. However, and oil drip needs to be addressed by a local service dealer. This mower has a two year full warranty and your local service dealer can help you fix your issue at no charge. Please call our customer service number if you have any other questions (888) 384-9939 (toll free).
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Michael S.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/13/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
21
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Personal Pace Is Great, But Mower Appears To Be Cheaply Made
Order this mower on a Monday and was told it would ship Tuesday. Called Tuesday and was told it would ship Wednesday. Called Wednesday and told it was shipping that day. It actually didn't ship until Thursday. Mower arrived via FedEx on Monday morning. Took it out of the box, set it up and it started on one pull A little bit of smoke, but that quickly burned off. Began mowing the lawn and was very impressed with the personal pace.

Cutting the lawn was a breeze, the mower did all the... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Light Weight, Fast
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Michael Recommends This Toro Mower
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