Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 1751
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AkiNa Excellent function in Toro Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Honestly speaking I did not intend to buy a new mower. My cardiac surgeon strongly advised me Not to raise blood pressure due to my Aortic Aneurysm and I replaced a pushing mower with a self-propelled one. Per the pushing one, it was a pretty hard work for me to drive and I was obliged to gasp for breath because my yard was steep more or less. Now it's just a walk, became very easier work accompanied with the self-propelled. I regret I was using a pushing mower for a long time.
Not only the easier work, but also I found two more excellent aspects with the new equipment. (see yellow circles in pic.#1 & #2) Adjusting a blade height was a tough work for the old equipment. All might of two arms were requested to handle a lever to change the height. Surprisingly the new Toro machine requests only one arm, actually not the arm, but just fingers are enough to do the lever. It takes only a few seconds for each lever shown in a yellow circle. That’s it. It makes me keep desired grass length very easier, not too short or too long.
Secondary, hanging a bag is very easy, much easier compared to the old equipment. (see purple circles in pic. #1 & #3) Besides the shape of the hanger makes me very easier when the heavy bag is taken out of the hanger. The precise hooking the bag onto a small steel bar which was indispensable in the old equipment is no longer requested.
Taken together, three excellent aspects are there in Toro Self-Propelled Lawn Mower.
1. Easy work to mow like a walk
2. Easy adjustment of blade height
3. Easy hanging a bag
September 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dallas Use B-12 chemtool
This mower carburetor clogs up very easily. If the mower wont start, put a couple of ounces of B-12 chemtool in the gas tank (1/2 tank of gas). Tilt the mower all the way up so that the handle touches the ground. Tilting the mower allows the gas in the carb to fall back into the gas tank and mix with the B-12. Leave overnight, It should start the next day.
March 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mehhh Awesome...when it starts =( Instructions for fix included.
I've owned 1 yr since last spring. 1st year: flawless. Self-propel makes inclines easy, really steep ones take about the effort of pushing it yourself on flat ground (not bad at all, imo).
Followed storage directions and ran it out of gas before winter storage. Bust it out this spring - sputter start and dies after couple seconds (but at least it's getting spark from the plug). Guaranteed to Start sticker is ironic.
New gas, no spark issue, clean filter...carburetor is likely culprit. Spray carb cleaner into carb, no difference. I'm stuck.
To the interwebs, discover there's a bowl under the carb that pools gas and has a float in it - pic attached. Metal bowl is on the right, have to unbolt the filter housing to access and it's just the bottom bolt to remove (not sure why angled one is there). Probably housed last year's gas despite running it dry.
Unbolt the bowl, empty gas, spray bowl and top of float with carb cleaner. 1st pull, sputters longer before dying. 2nd & 3rd pull, sputters progressively longer. 4th pull it runs at a limp, after about 45 seconds of rough idling it sounds normal!
Mowed without issue. Couple days later starts up first pull, so at least I don't have a constant problem...yet. Still took twice as long as mowing just to troubleshoot, shot my entire day.
May 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Grumblecakes DO NOT BUY this mower. Useless, even 1.5 years in!
As other reviews have pointed out, this is a terrible mower. From DAY ONE it has never started right (takes 4-5 pulls, instead of the promised two). "Guaranteed to start" is more of a guideline. I purchased this 8/24/13, so roughly a year and a half old. Will not start, first time I'm trying to mow this season!
I even had it serviced last September (roughly 13 months in) due to same issue. They say the carburetor is probably dirty. This early? I've tried cleaning every part of the mower I can get to, but still no luck! I even removed the gas drain screws under the air filter, saw a bit of goo come out, but seems clean now. And yet, no starting.
And yet, a mower I bought in 2001, which I gave to my brother when I moved out of state for a while, has zero problems at all. Craftsman, with Briggs & Stratton engine. That mower has never needed to be "run dry" or anything, in nearly 15 years. Still perfect.
And yet THIS mower? There is no level further to which I could recommend AGAINST this mower.
March 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ronny Pitiful!
I bought this mower after my craftsman of 17 years finally needed burial. Read the other reviews on this mower and you will see how horrible it really is. Took me 7-8 pulls to start it the first time so I thought, maybe it's just because it's the first start. The front wheel drive is pathetic. The plastic wheels don't even 'bite' into the front lawn so it's worthless. The mower is light and the cut looked great. But the next day 4-5 pulls before it started and the self propelled is worthless. I read all the reviews & realized others had similar issues. I returned it and am going back to buy a Honda. They are be $100 more but read those reviews & you'll see why. Don't waste your time & money on this one.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Toro Mower
This is my second Toro Mower. The mower does an excellent job mulching. I like the added hose connection to clean underside. It starts very easy. One pull and you do. Not even have to pull it very hard. The only bad thing I can say about it, is despite more horsepower they provided a smaller grass catching bag. I am mulching more, so it turns out to be a small issue for me. In the spring, it might be a problem. Overall a very good mower and I got a military discount! I would buy this product again
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NET04 The Right Choice
Great price and great product. Easy to assemble and great speed. I love how you can adjust the height on both the front and back wheels. I highly recommend this model.
July 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy Do Not Buy
The absolute worst piece of equipment I have ever owned. It never starts first time and sometimes doesn't start at all. Both Home Depot and Toro claim this is because of dust and gas quality (too much ethanol) but I use my mower with gas that is available in the market and dust...well this is an outdoor lawn mower, correct?
February 2, 2015