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Model: 20353
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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


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Briggs & Stratton 163cc 725 Series 4-Cycle Engine
Overhead valve (OHV) design for cooler, cleaner operation
ReadyStart® system - no prime, no choke - just pull for power

All Wheel Drive
Drive system delivers power to all four wheels
Provides optimum traction on hills or on wet grass

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

Traction Assist Handle
Use for challenging areas and uneven terrain
Helps you monitor your cutting speed

22-Inch Recycler® Cutting Deck
Front throw chamber helps lift and suspend grass clippings
Atomic blade re-cuts clippings into a fine mulch

Bag On Demand Quick Change Lever
Switch from mulching to bagging in seconds by flipping a lever

Deck Washout Port
Attach a garden hose to clean the underside of the mower deck


Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
163 CCs
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
7.25 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Deck
Cutting Options
3-in-1 (Side-Discharge/Bag/Mulch)
Deck Material
Steel
Deck Construction
Stamped
Blades
1 Blade
Cutting Width
22 Inches
Cutting Height
1.0-4.0 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Drive Wheels
All Wheels
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Accessories
Rear Bagger
Included
Mulcher Kit
Included
Wheels
Front Tire Size
8 Inch
Rear Tire Size
8 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Made in USA
Yes
Weight
80 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
021038203539
Model
20353
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  2 Questions
Q: How many settings are on the cutting height?
by Mal from Texas on May 26, 2016

A: Mal - The Toro model 20353 has nine cutting height settings: 1"; 1-3/8"; 1-3/4"; 2-1/8"; 2-1/2"; 2-7/8", 3-1/4"; 3-5/8" and 4"

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
Toro 20353 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
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 (6)
High Quality (4)
Reliable (4)
Features (3)
Price (2)
Cons
No Con Yet But I Am Conc... (1)
Expensive (1)
Under-powered (1)
82% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Zachary H.
Dunkirk, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/20/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower!
Great little mower, I bought it to mow some hilly terrain I don't feel comfortable using my subcompact Massey Ferguson on and it does a great job. It bags and mulches really well and also does a good job scattering the clippings with the side discharge if you don't want to mulch or bag.

The traction on this thing is great, it goes up steep terrain with no issues, I was really amazed with how well it worked. I also really like the water clean-out, it really does a good job. My only knock... more
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Durable, Price
Cons: Under-powered
Zachary Recommends This Toro Mower
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John B.
Lancaster, PA
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Don't Buy All-wheel Drive Mower
Report of issue with Toro 4-wheel drive mower, Model # 20353. We purchased this mower a little over a year ago, (Apr., 2015). My wife loves the mower for ease of handling, starting, and all the other things Toro’s are famous for.

Our problem did’t start until we had the mower about a year. We had grass clogging up in the drive area of the front wheels. It got so bad that the build up actually knocked the drive belt off the drive pulley. Consequently, I took it to local Toro dealer and they... more
John Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
We are sorry to hear you are having problems with your Toro mower.

I have forwarded on your feedback on to the design team. Your feedback is important to us, and we will use it to produce better products in the future.

If you are still experiencing issues with your Toro mower, please call our customer service number (888) 384-9939 (toll free).
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Richard H.
Edgewater, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/5/17
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro 22" Recycler Mower
I have a 28 degree sloped front yard with landscaping and a rear yard that is even worse, but a great water view, before you think I am stupid for buying such a steep yard. This mower is a beast! It makes mowing a lot easier and has no issues pulling itself and me up the hill. I absolutely love the 4 wheel drive. I also like the fact it is easy to swap from bagger to mulching. The hose attachment for cleaning makes it all the more nicer. If I stall it out, one or two pulls and she is up and... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Price
Richard Recommends This Toro Mower
Richard's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The web page was good, not great. I could find my way around and I got the job done."
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Richard,
Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate hearing directly from folks. Is there anything we can do to make our website easier to navigate? All suggestions are welcome. Thank you for submitting your review and thanks as always for your business. I hope you have a great day.
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Bruce G.
Deerfield, WI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/18/17
REVIEWED
APR.
12
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Model 20353
Used once so far. Love how this mower mulches the grass. Getting used to the personal pace feature will take me awhile.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Bruce Recommends This Toro Mower
Bruce's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to order online. Free shipping and competitive pricing."
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Bruce,
I'm glad you felt our shopping experience was easy to navigate and that there were no issues with your delivery. If you ever have questions about your purchase, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help folks just like you make the best decisions possible when it comes to power equipment. Thank you again for your business and I hope to deal with you again soon.
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Joseph S.
Carriere, MS
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 1/19/17
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value For Quality
delivery very fast, easy to assembly, ran the first time I pulled the start rope... best price on the market, saved $150.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Reliable
Joseph Recommends This Toro Mower
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Shirley T.
Canastota, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
22
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Waiting
Opened my Meyer today. Put oil & gas in mower to start up. It started right up no problem. Have not had an opportunity to use yet.
Shirley Recommends This Toro Mower
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Joe S.
Havelock, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/6/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Everything Plus
I purchased this mower for two reasons, to replace a rider that was worn out and had become a maintenance issue and as a means of exercise. I mow half an acre, centipede and St. Augustine, fairly level, good amount of flowers and shrubbery.

Mower is a piece of cake, the self drive feature is fabulous, I have learned to use the adjustments to make it a walk behind dream, excellent source of exercise, mows just as advertised, far more economical that the rider. Everything I had hoped for and... more
Joe Recommends This Toro Mower
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Jesse W.
Lenoir, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/10/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just Right!!
I bought this online from Mowers Direct. It arrived in 3 days and was ready to go 15 minutes after I got it. It has worked perfectly and is easy to start and take care of. I give it 5 stars. one recommendation - - a holder for a cold brew on the handle for those hot days.

oh yeah :)
Jesse Recommends This Toro Mower
Jesse's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great service and great product - see above comments."
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Bridget G.
Alexandria, VA
REVIEWED
MAY.
22
2016
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Total Waste Of Money And Time - Only Aggravation
At purchase, the self-propel did not work properly. I had to drive an hour to a warranty repair shop to get it fixed. Mower was bulky and heavy and cut out very easily. After fighting with it for 5 years the engine blew, spewing foul-smelling smoke. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER TORO. I had to fight with customer service every step of the way.
Bridget Does Not Recommend This Mower
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Bridget,
We are sorry to hear you are having problems with your Toro mower. Below are some tactics you can try to improve power loss during mowing:

• Dirty Air Filter on Your Lawn Mower: Clean or replace.
• Cutting Tall Grass: Raise the cutting height on your lawn mower
• Dirty Spark Plug: Clean or replace.
• Build Up of Clippings & Debris: Clean underside of your lawn mower deck

If you are still experiencing issues with your Toro mower, please bring your unit to the nearest dealer for servicing. Please call our customer service number if you have any other questions (888) 384-9939 (toll free).
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Kevin S.
Moundsville, WV
REVIEWED
MAY.
12
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Hillbilly Land
Mowers Direct is great in shipping, had no problem with that at all. Ordered it on a Tuesday, had it on Thursday.
The problem I had was the poor assembly of the mower.

The left rear wheel fell off the first time we used it, "Bolt came loose and fell off." Well I don't blame Mowers Direct for that at all but, if you get this mower, make damn sure ever thing is tight. Otherwise this mower proved itself as a hillside mower as we learned in WV that the smaller wheels hold better... more
Kevin Recommends This Toro Mower
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James Q.
Hixson, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/18/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Mower For Sloped Lawns
I have a steep ,sloped lawn. I have been looking at several AWD options to purchase. I am glad that I purchased this mower as it makes the mowing task much easier. So far the engines cranks with one or two pulls.
James Recommends This Toro Mower
James's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good experience"
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