By Luke Edwards 12 March 2020 The more grass you can cut in a single pass the less time it's going to take you to mow your back yard, so this is handy for larger lawns. Purchased in April 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for A$900.00. please let me know and please Toro get your act together, Toro 22" Personal Pace All Wheel Drive 20353. Ummm.. Be nice to have a glovebox for safety glasses and block-out and water bottle holder. The self-drive (Personal Pace) feature works very well - I bought this for that reason and I have already benefitted from not having to push a mower around my yard. Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2011. Got this Toro mower because my neighbor has one and hi Toro works great. We do like the built in mulch lever - no having to fit the mulch thingo (I could rarely find after winter) in the back of the mower .. I persevered, stripped the bloody thing down (which isn't easy). I change the air filter and the plug once every year or so and keep the blade sharp. When I first purchased it, the mower started on the first pull fresh out of the box, before I expected the gas to even have a chance to travel through the fuel line. Remarkably easy mower to use with a big cut. Further details in the disclaimer. I am 72 years old and an ex smoker with the usual lung problems. Glad I looked on Amazon! They kept the mower all summer and returned it in Septermber; Since then the blade does not engage properly. The biggest compromise for me, one can't disable the cutting blade from turning and still use the self-propelled drive to move from area to area, eg when moving from backyard to front yard with gates, stoned garden beds etc in between. Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2018. So I fitted a bum bag and bike bottle holder. I can't help but notice those who rave about Toro have pretty old posts. Bought mower yesterday. The mower has a catcher, side discharge or mulcher. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links. As other people have said, the catcher only half fills. I persevered, stripped the bloody thing down (which isn't easy). With the engine stop lever that must be released to remove the catcher bag, reaching down and pushing that start button is so satisfying. Easy to set up. Today was my first time with my new mower. Got really ugly when a small bit of stick got picked up in the drive belt, via a shroud that is supposed to but doesn't protect the belt or associated pulleys. The 'always first start' is a crock and Toro will not honor their First Start Guarantee. You should have used 87(!). Engine starts easily, weird control system, its big, heavy and not the easiest to use in tight areas, but did a good job of mowing on a hilly 1 acre block. If you want a backyard that's neat enough to show the in-laws, a quality lawn mower is key. I have a nasty feeling my $600 mower will be heading tipwards and getting replaced by something cheap and nasty from China. Second, when you think you are buying your last 5 gallons of gas, put a stabilizer in it....that way the gas will not go bad and varnish your engine. Easier to start than a 2 stroke and it advertises it will start on the first pull (Not entirely the case). Got this Toro mower because my neighbor has one and hi Toro works great.I had to choose between the Toro 780 $ or cheap unit of 350$I bought mine Toro less then a year ago and have been back to shop 6 timesevery time with the same problem. Other than that its not a bad mower. Purchased in April 2020 at The Mower Supastore for A$800.00. Starting is always easy. The Toro Recycler 22 inch 190cc 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower was a great addition to my lawn-cutting machinery, and served me well. And to make it e...Read more. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Both of these gadgets are pretty pricey, even if you get them from places like Home Depot. High Wheel Front Wheel Drive Variable Speed Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower with a Briggs and Stratton Engine. Try a different gas station. Toro customer service has been unresponsive. Officially I have had this Toro Smartstow Recycler personal pace mower for 1 year as of today. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2014, Solid choice for lawn mower. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Sure, there’s minor ware and tear issues, but with a little upkeep there’s no problems. This mower has many safety features which I have come to appreciate. The reason I'm compromised by this is it doesn't have a clutch/neutral setting for pushing. 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