Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 501
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Josh152 Very Disappointed
After doing a substantial amount of research I bought this mower assuming that it would be reliable and last me for at least 5 or 6 years. The SmartStow feature really sold it for me since I don’t have very much room in my garage. Unfortunately I had problems starting it right out of the box. After filling it with the proper amount of oil and fresh gas I proceeded to try and start it. After MANY attempts I gave up. I went back to it after letting it sit for an hour and tried again, it started after the first pull. I proceeded to cut the lawn but when I stopped it to empty the bag, it wouldn’t start again. After another set of attempts it finally started. I finished the lawn, emptied the bag a second time and tested it again and it once again failed to start. I returned it the next day and bought one with a Honda engine instead, it started on the first pull out of the box. Credit to Home Depot; I was very happy with the quick and painless return.The lady at the return counter simply said “If you’re not happy with your purchase, we’ll absolutely give you a full refund” which they did.
July 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zach1003 Great product!
I was on the lookout for my first gas mower, and finally decided on getting this one as it was on sale at Home Depot. I wasn't disappointed - this is a great innovative product. My only comment with this is that it's not so easy to check the oil level on the disptick as the oil doesnt settle really well. Overall though I think I made the right choice.
May 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer73 EXCELLENT MOWER!
I recently purchased the Toro 20339 personal pace lawmower with 190cc engine from Home Depot Canada. My outgoing battery powered mower (Black & Decker SPCM1936) simply could not handle the thick sod at my new house. In fact, it took me two charge cycles, on 2 batteries to get through it!
To say I was happy with my new mower would be an understatement. This thing rocks on so many levels. The front wheel drive system is stellar. The port to hook a hose to clean the deck is cool. The speed at which this mower operates is incredible. It's at least twice as fast as my old mower. On top of that, it has a 22" deck, which is 3" larger than my old black and decker. In the first day of use, it started first pull, every time. There is no choke, so no need to wait for warm up or anything, just pull out from garage, pull string and mow. Awesome.
Front Wheel Drive: What I love about this feature, is that the tires just spin at a continuous speed. By lifting the back of the mower a little, you dictate how fast it goes. The tires on this mower are perfect too. Just enough grip on the lawn that they don't chew the grass. Perfect. Interestingly, it took me a while to figure it out, with both my last two mowers being rear drive. Just tip back the mower a smidge, the wheels come off the ground, and the mower stops propelling forward. Brilliant.
The Bag: I do see what some others were saying about the bag not always filling right up. It's a small bag too, so I had a lot of trips to the wheel barrow. But the bag feels sturdy, and I never had an issue with grass not going into the bag like my old mower.
The Upright Feature: The 'Smartstow' feature is awesome. I love that I could stand the mower up against the wall of my garage. Just flip the blue latches, the handlebar flips down a setting, tip the mower upright, flip the blue latches again, and the handlebar flips against the mower. Sorry if that sounded more complex than it is. It's actually dead simple.
Power: 7.5 lb-ft of torque. This little engine is very strong for a walk-behind mower. Here's a great story: I was away on business for 3 weeks. In that time, I forgot to dial my sprinkler system down a notch, and my lawn got ridiculous. My lawn looked like a hay field. My Black and Decker could quite literally not even go 6 feet in it before choking completely (even with wheels at highest setting). The Toro on the other hand chewed through it. This lawn needed a bush hog, but this excellent mower got through. I was so very happy with Toro.
I've never enjoyed mowing my lawn. Like ever. But with this little powerhouse, it was actually fun.
I have no idea why all the bad reviews on this. I suspect it's because all the Toro reviews are getting lumped together? No matter. This is far and away the best mower I have ever owned.
I should mention that the mower before my gutless Black and Decker was a 21" craftsman with a Honda engine. It too did not hold a candle to this Toro.
June 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mcap72 do not buy
I bought this in June of 2014 and after 6 uses, the self propelled wheels stopped working. I have a very small yard. Now, i have to bring it in to be repaired. You would think Toro would be a reliable brand. Maybe I just got a lemon, but i am still very unhappy. Worked well while it was working that is why i gave 2 stars.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Graveydavey Awesome mower!!
My fiancé insists on doing the lawn , it's so smooth,easy to start makes being outside cutting the lawn while chatting with the nieghbours a lot of fun.This is truly and awesome toro front wheel propelled mower with the brigs and start motor, the upright storage NO LEAKS!!!!!!! .....best money we ever spent on a lawn mower,keep up the good work TORO!
August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SpottedDog Mechanics first impression
To me a mower is only as good as the little things the manufacturer puts into it. I looked at Lawnboy, Cub Cadet and Toro. Your choice of motors are basically three. Briggs & Stratton, Honda and Koehler. All are good motors as long as you properly maintain them. All can start on the first pull or two if they are kept in good order. So, why this one?
The fact you can tip it on its end to store is a great thought on Briggs' part. One reason is for storage but the second is even better. Easier to clean. Yeah, they all put that fancy hose connection on top so you can connect your garden hose to clean underneath. Nice thought but IMHO a dumb design. The connection is plastic and will break before the summer is over. Tip it on its end and take your garden hose to it. It does a better job.
Another neat idea was to make it without a stop switch or choke. I find most people don't know how to use a choke anyway so the fact it will start without one is awesome. All you do is hold the gas lever and pull the cord.
One drawback is that you still need some good lat strength. Obviously we know who will be mowing our lawn...not the wife...
This is a mower that has front wheel drive. Most others I've seen have rear wheel drive. Is this an advantage? I think so. When one pushes the mower you can tend to push down on the rear thus gobbling up some of the power that would normally be used to cut your lawn. I found that with the front wheel drive on an undulating lawn this mower worked fine. One interesting thing on the design is you need to keep hold of the gas lever and grab the wheel drive lever to propel it forward. If you release the gas lever the mower stops. Good safety factor. It may take some getting used to but if you have kids than you can appreciate this one.
Power wise this mower has a 190cc Briggs & Stratton engine. I was cutting grass that had sprouted to 6 or 8 inches before I had an opportunity to cut it. This mower had no problem. It didn't even break a sweat. There is plenty of power.
One thing I also noted was that the wheel height adjusters were plastic. What would it have cost to make them steel? Another 10$ maybe?
All in all I like this mower and would have given it 5 stars if not for the few cheap plastic parts that I foresee breaking easily.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SCAREY Awesome Mower. I LOVE IT
Best Mower I have ever owned ! It is lightweight, starts on 1/2 pull and the storage feature is great, takes up very little space and also makes it really easy to clean, just tip it up and hose it off, then run it for 30 seconds or so to dry it off. The easy adjustable pace is Great too. BUY it You will Love it !
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kellen Powerful and easy storing
The mower has worked without a hitch. The cut is even and clean, the self propulsion easy to control. Easy to fold up and store so it doesn't take up extra space in the shed.
My only complaint is that it is pretty heavy, seemingly unnecessarily so. Maneuvering it in a tight space can be a little difficult when you can't use the self propulsion.
I did hit a small plastic ABS toy with the Toro and it obliterated it, like vaporized, so I'd say it's pretty powerful.
September 10, 2014