Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 2212
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zooky I'm impressed!
I am a y.o. male, post-stroke so my walking speed isn't very quick (I'd lose in a turtle race). Thus, the personal pace is a feature. So is the blade stop system as it eliminates the need to start after each stop to empty the bag (hard for an old man to do). The sucking power is excellent - I have yet to see it leave any cut grass on the ground. I put it mulch mode in some taller grass and was impressed at how finely ground the mulched grass ended up.
A definite downer is that it very heavy which makes it difficult to turn it around a cut in the opposite direction or around corners.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by curt248 Best self propelled mower
Love this mower. The personal pace really works. You just walk faster or slower and the mower perfectly matches your speed. It always starts up right away.
May 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheBonedaddy Toro, Toro, Toro!
The Personal Pace Self-Propelled function and the Blade Stop System work like a wonder. The Personal Pace system with rear-wheel drive really matches your walking speed. The 190 cc 7.25 ft.-lbs. gross torque Briggs & Stratton engine is powerful and the largest you can get in a 22 inch mower.
The mower's ReadyStart technology provides easy starting without the need to choke or prime and works so well my wife can start it easily. The Blade-control bar stops the blade within 3 seconds of being released for safety so you can remove debris from your path or while you empty the grass bag. And to top it off it’s backed by Toro's 3-Year Guaranteed-to-Start promise and 2-Year Full warranty.
So far, so good. Time will tell if this machine lasts and holds up as advertised.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveO Best Mower I've Ever Used!
After 20+ years of using nothing but Honda mowers, I thought I would always use Hondas. Well, the last one I bought was... not the Honda that I used to know. Nothing but problems. When I tried to use it today to cut the grass, and it would not run, I headed to Home Depot.
I had read a lot about Toros, and liked what I read about them. I had borrowed my neighbor's mower when my Honda quit running (again). I liked it, and it was one of the more basic models. The guy at HD tried to steer me towards the Hondas again, but I wasn't going there again. Decided I had to get a Toro.
This model caught my attention because of it's "blade-stop" feature, plus it's solid Briggs & Stratton engine. Not having to restart the engine every time you empty the bag is an awesome feature! One of the reasons that I had always purchased Hondas in the past. I don't know why they do not put this on ALL mowers!
Engine is very strong. Had no issues powering through tall grass, without even bogging down. Starts on the first pull, and is nice and quiet when it is running.
The Personal Pace system is also very easy to use, and is so much more intuitive to use than the Honda system. Even propulsion, and it matches your stride perfectly. The arch of the handle is very comfortable, and still makes for easy turns with the mower.
The bagger and suction are quite good. Picks up everything, and bags it neatly. Bag is very easy to remove/install, and empties easily. Have not tried the mulcher yet, but the side discharge works very well.
Very happy with this mower, and look forward to many years of use!
April 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Watermen772 Great Mower
I recently purchased this mower and live in south Florida where thick St Augustine grass is the turf of choice. That being said the mower performed flawlessly.. Started on the first pull and had no problem cutting well over 6" of grass while mulching. Blade stop is an excellent feature and allows you to stop and move objects and keep the mower running. Overall I would recommend this product. I was a little nervous after seeing some of the bad reviews. All I can say if it mulches St Augustine grass without a problem those other folks must not know how to use it or they are cutting 2' tall grass.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jenna I Just Purchased My Third Personal Pace Mower
I love this mower. I had purchased one for my house and one for my mother's house. I left the first one with the house I sold. I moved in to care for my mother and the one I bought for over here lasted 10 years. I have a very large lot and I mow quite often. I've always changed the oil, changed air filters and sharpened the blades myself. I'm a 61 year old woman and have always preferred the pull start. Got another one this time. I just mowed with the old one yesterday. I tested out the new one after getting it unboxed and "yard ready." I'm so anxious for the grass to grow so I can use this great piece of machinery. Thank you Toro!!
August 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheToroGuy Very well rounded mower
I've only had this new mower for about 2 months now and have been very happy with its performance so far. As a matter of fact, this is the 2nd Personal Pace mower I've owned over the years. I was very satisfied with the first one which is the primary reason I was a "repeat" customer. I did not even look elsewhere. The added power from the B&S motor is welcome and it seems as if the bagging capacity has been increased somewhat. One small complaint: It would be nice to have a single handle height adjustment for the deck as some other manufacturers use, but that is a small issue on an otherwise fine mower.
August 23, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bushwacker Good, but really not what I thought
This mower is good for open flat / gradual hill areas but not for places where you have to do a lot of short front / back mowing, (around brush), small decline areas where you have to pull back up, or for tight places, especially turning. I needed a mower to get into areas that the riding mower cannot go. Mower was heavy, difficult to maneuver and turn once in actual mowing conditions. Was easy to move when in the store. This mower was not really designed for shorter people, handles were high and awkward to hold. I recommended for flat / slight hilly areas.
August 19, 2015