Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 94
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DaveF Only Buy If You Plan on Replacing Soon
I purchased this Toro electric mower a year ago as a result of reading some user and critics reviews. The battery is starting to give out, but that is not the main issue. This lawn mower has never cut or mulched well, let alone cut evenly. In tall (3 inches or more) or wet grass situations, I cannot mow more than 10 feet without the mower battery stalling. My lawn is only a quarter acre and yet the battery is not sufficient to finish the job. I have to recharge the battery for 3 hours and come back outside again.
Do not buy this lawn mower. If you do decide to continue with your purchase, have the expectation that you will be replacing it soon.
April 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hummelstown Who would have thought..
This is my second battery powered mower. The first one was OK, but this one is better. The 36 volt battery gives it more cutting power. I was afraid the bigger battery would make it too heavy. This is not the case. At 20 inches wide it is 2 inches wider than the last one which I had for 12 years. The wider cut saves me one trip around the yard. The old one and the new one are Toro. After 12 years the old one would not hold a charge and since the deck was beginning to rust a little I opted for a new one. If I get 12 years out of this one I will be 72 and looking for someone else to mow the lawn.
May 3, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JRMower Going green feels right
I have a large yard and did not expect the mower to perform well over thick grass (from everything I read) so I made first cut on one section of yard high and went back over at lower setting. The second section I decided to try it at the lower setting and it cut OK. I finished well over half the yard before the mower started weakening which was well over an hour of run time. The cut quality was OK overall and I had to go over a few sections again. You definitely want it to be dry when you mow (no morning dew) and I can see why they recommend keeping the blade very sharp. Bagging was fair and mulching was good. The mower was light and easy to push. The best part was not burning all the gas and going green!
June 26, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BKennedy Wheel Height Issues
I'm a 40 year-old female and I found that the mower was light enough for me to maneuver without much effort. It arrived in excellent condition and held a charge long enough for me to mow 1/2 acre (flat land, few obstacles). Of course, I move pretty quickly when mowing. My chief complaint is that the wheel height adjuster on the left front wheel is a piece of garbage. Why would they use trash on one wheel of the mower only? I have to keep stopping in order to readjust the silly thing because it is flimsy and continuously slips out of position. Once I get this problem corrected, I'm sure that I will enjoy this mower for years to come. It is super quiet and I'm glad to be done with smelly gas cans in my car.
June 28, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gritty A major problem is that it cannot lift the grass to be cut.
Mechanically, the mower has done well for the past 2 1/2 years. A point of annoyance is that the blade does not generate enough lift to bring the grass up for cutting. For example, when making a pass across the yard, the wheels will slightly mat down the grass. On the next pass, I can overlap where the wheels went on the previous pass, but the mower will not lift the grass at all. So, I have stripes of long grass when i have mowed the yard. Makes no difference if the grass is really dry, or slightly moist. It would be nice of Toro could provide a blade with a different shape that might be able to solve this problem.
July 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dbenjamin DOA out of the box
At this point, I am not sure if the problem is operator error, or equpment failure. What I do know is the following:
Toro has no one to talk to on the weekend. The recorded voices say over and over, to contact a local authorized serivce rep.
After making several phone calls, I could not find a local Toro repair shop that worked on electrics.
It may be that this product is too new, and unless you want to be on the bleeding edge, you should wait for the product and infrasturcture to shake out.
The rating is a 1, but in truth, I have no idea if the product is any good or not.
May 1, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KackyW Goldilocks and the 4th mower
We have tried every kind of mower on our double city lot. Reel mower has to be done twice a week. Regular electric adds half an hour just for cord-wrestling. Gas, well, we are just not gas people. I do not like maintaining a gas motor or having to pour fuel. This mower is just right. We are coming to the end of our 5th summer and still very happy with this machine. I wish I had understood when we bought it that if you want to leave your clippings on the lawn, you really need to ask for the optional side discharge. It can't be added later, and mulching is only good in early spring or late fall when the grass is not so lush, or you could set it on the very highest and enjoy your meadow. We just use the bag that comes with the mower and pile the clippings wherever we don't want grass to grow.
August 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by el27 Good mower for a moderate sized yard
Cuts good. Easy to handle. Weak area is recharging equipment. Shortly after receiving mower would not charge. Returned to dealer and was repaired. Now charger that plugs into the unit has a broken wire in the plug. Looks like I will have to replace the entire cord unit. Thinking for a part that gets removed and reinserted frequently should be designed to handle the stress. This one is not.
October 19, 2015