Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 2638
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Missouri417 Nice
I originally was going to buy a Honda but saw a in a review and then I double-checked in the owner's manual about how they are not supposed to be used on hills greater than 20 degrees. I needed a lawn mower to use on a steep hill in my backyard that you can see in the picture. So that ruled out buying a Honda. My previous Craftsman mower had front-wheel drive. This rear-wheel drive Toro does much better on my hill. It has no problems getting up the hill with little effort. The personal pace system took some getting used to but I don't have any problems with it. I have used it for three mowings so far and it has started on the first or second pull each time. This model does not have a folding handle or upright storage feature that some of the other models have but if you don't need that this lawn mower works great. I tried hooking on the garden hose to clean under the mower. It doesn't seem to be worth the hassle. It doesn't remove anything that is stuck on real good. It seems easier to tip the mower a bit and use a screwdriver to loosen any stuck-on grass. It was the same with my Craftsman.
August 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JPK Do not buy.
My Toro PP with electric start and B&S engine has been terrible. I purchased it in 2011. The engine is hard to start. I've rebuilt the carb had a $100.00 tune up and still I need to use engine start spray to get it going. The transmission failed after 3 years. Costs $50.00 to buy a replacement if I install it myself. It's $150.00 to have a shop do it.
Why would the transmission fail on a five year old $400.00 lawn mower? I had a Sears mower prior to this one and it lasted 15 years with no issues.
My suggestion, buy a mower with a Honda engine. They just work and work.
September 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mry123 It Is OK.
We bought this product in end of May 2016. Since there is no rain we couldnt really use it more then 5 times yet. My experience is when my husband pulls ,it starts but with me sometimes I have to try 3 times for it to start. I cant say it is one of a kind but does the job. We have huge yard and the only time when it stopped was the time its gas finished. So far so good. Hopefully it doesnt give up on us in couple years. I dont expect it to last 15-20 years but it should last about 4-5 years at least without going to a shop. seriously cant count on any electronics or appliances these days. good luck..
August 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NunyaBidness Extremely poor mulching in slightly damp grass
Bought this to replace and older identical model. Was very pleased with the previous mower. Only replaced it because of much wear and tear after 8+ years of reliable service.
This new moert however only works well on relatively short / dry grass. When attempting to cut somewhat longer, somewhat damp grass it fails to mulch to the point the entire mower gets clogged with clippings. After 15 minutes of running I have to turn it on its side and remove the clippings by hand and with a garden hose. This is a problem I never encountered with the older model.
If all you ever need to cut is short and dry grass then this will probably work suitably for you. Good luck trying to cut higher / damp grass.
August 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Oldguy poor perforance
Lawn mover is to heavy and hard to push without engine running!!! Little to no traction in damp/wet grass, sandy soil, and on hilly ground!! Belt drive is open to getting clogged by grass and belt replacement is a nightmare!! Wash out is a real mess and does a poor job!! Grass catcher makes mover self drive almost useless when bag starts to fill! Clogs and stalls in high grass requiring help to raise and clean area under mover out since grass catches between frame and blade stopping blade from moving!
September 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BOBS10 GREAT PRODUCT WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND
EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT AS ADVERTISED. EASY TO USE AND SETUP.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rich good lawnmower for large areas
ordered the lawnmower on-line and came ready to go. this model has good power and the drive unit works well
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PC this mower was the best mower i hav ever had...pc
BOUGHT THIS MOWER N AUG...ADDED OIL ..VERY EASY TO GET TO ....ADDED GAS ..2ND PULL STARTED ..RUNS LIKE A CHARM...THE EASY WALK IS THE BEST ...BUT WEN I GOT TO ME HILL ..THE VARABLE SPEED WALKED UP THE HILL LIKE IT WAS ON FLAT GROUND...ABSOLUTLY THE BEST MOWER I HAV EVER OWNED....PC
August 22, 2016