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

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Model: 20383
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4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
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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


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 Width
21 Inches
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
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (9)
Features (5)
Quiet (5)
High Quality (4)
I'd Buy It Again (4)
Cons
Packaging (4)
Bad Instructions (2)
Bad Speed Control (1)
Awkward (1)
Durability (1)
79% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
38 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Walter A
Mount Gilead, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/17
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
27
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower For Any Type Of Yard
Mower performs well, walking speed dictates the mower speed, mulching blade does a fantastic job. Mower is well constructed and should provide great service.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, High Quality, Blade stop
Cons: Required blade break adjustment
Walter Recommends This Toro Mower
Walter's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Had a great experience while shopping the website. Website was easy to navigate, contained good information. The customer service was exceptional and very helpful."
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Susan L.
St. Paul, MN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/17
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Little Disappointed.
Doesn't do so well on hills, have to push mower a little. Does a great job mulching.
Susan Recommends This Toro Mower
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Joseph G.
Shelton, CT
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/29/17
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Very Disappinted
Second time used the mower exhaust started to blow out heavy smoke, had to take it to a Toro repair center! With out mower two weeks and had to pay someone to mower my lawn which cost me another hundred dollars besides the price of the mower July 8 2017 still without mower!
Cons: Unreliable, Can't beleave 2nd time trouble
Joseph Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Joseph,
Thank you for providing feedback and we're very sorry you experienced issues with your mower.
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Joseph,
This does not sound right at all and we are sorry you are having trouble with your mower. We would like to help! It sounds like you have already gotten your product to the nearest dealership for servicing, which is the first step. Keep in mind, your mower has a 5 year warranty that covers all manufacturing defects, so you won't be paying if we made the mistake. If you would like to speak with someone right away regarding mower issues or warranty questions, please call our customer service number (888) 384-9939 (toll free).
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David C
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/1/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Like My Old Super Recyler
Personal pace is hard to use around a lot of small bushes. It is difficult to engage the drive when the handle is not directly in front of you. There was not a manual or parts list included. The shipping carton had damage and the mower had a bent right front wheel mounting which I fixed myself by adding a washer to realign the wheel. It starts real well and handles high grass. But I wish the grass catcher would hold more. The bag clogs quickly when mowing dry leaves. The side grass chute will... more
Pros: Quiet
Cons: Packaging, Bad Instructions, No manual or parts list included. personal pace difficult to use
David Does Not Recommend This 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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David Oland
Kc, KS
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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Paul
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/9/12
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Toro Super Recycler
I looked at all kinds of mowers. I live in a suburb so my lawn is not huge. I thought about the new Toro 30", but bought this one instead.

I love that it starts on first pull & has more height settings than most. The cut of the blade is 5 star. I use to empty the bag 4-5 times on a good mow. Now I can do it from start to finish on one.

The clippings are so fine- I've never seen a mower produce this fine of a cut. I've owned a Honda Harmony, Neuton electric, and a Craftsman.... more
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Henry W.
Yakima, WA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/7/12
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
New Toro 20383
My Toro 20383 arrived in great condition. I thought the instructions for assembly were somewhat hard to understand and too brief. I think more detail with better pictures are needed, particularly of where the primer bulb is located. Once I figured out what to do the mower started on the second pull.

I find the highly advertised "personal pace" works well when mowing in a long straight line but it is very unhandy when making turns. I think my 12 year old Toro that I replaced... more
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133
Tony
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
29
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Homeowner
Received mower in very short order, but it was damaged. Fortunately, I listened to the delivery guy and checked it. Replacement mower was back within just a couple of days. So, overall, I'd say my experience was very good.
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Dave D.
Foley, AL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/24/13
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Been using this mower for a couple of months & it is a very easy mower to operate, rather quiet & does a great job mulching or bagging. Takes a little getting use to the delay when you pull it back towards you but I've already gotten used to that. Starts on 1st or 2nd pull when cold & so far has always started on 1st pull when it is warm. I do use 100% gas with no ethanol.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Dave Recommends This Toro Mower
Dave Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Was so easy to order it on line, the trucking company called & let me know when they could deliver & they delivered it up to my door & had me inspect it for damage before they left."
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Tony
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
20
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Positive Experience
My mower arrived in a very short time and at the closely-approximate delivery time. Upon inspection, found it was damaged, returned it and without hassle, a replacement was delivered within a few days. So my experience with the retailer was very positive. It is a good mower and, so far, does just what I expected and wanted.
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