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21 in. Super Recycler Personal Pace SmartStow 163 cc Briggs Walk Behind Mower

  • 21 in. self propelled gas lawn mower with bagger
  • SmartStow design takes up to 70% less space in your garage
  • Rear wheel drive lawn mower with Briggs & Statton engine
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Product Overview

We're not going to lie, you're gonna get a lot of double-takes when you're mowing with this suave-looking bad boy. Little do they know this hungry herbivore is a wiz at helping protect the earth, reducing your water and fertilizer use with the Super Recycler's Cutting System. Take mowing creature comforts to the next level with FLEX Handle suspension and hassle-free maintenance. When you're done, lock and store your Toro practically anywhere in your garage or shed with SmartStow. And you can rest easy knowing Toro stands behind its mowers with a 5-year full warranty. Count on it.
  • Save storage space, the battle to free up space in your garage is always fierce, and odds are your lawn mower ends up wherever you can jam it, whether it fits or not, now you can fold, lock and store your Toro practically anywhere in your garage or shed with SmartStow
  • Pick your pace, the days of struggling to keep up with your 1-speed-fits-all mower are long gone, you have pinpoint control over your mowing speed with Toro's exclusive personal pace self-propel system, which allows you to adjust your speed at will up to 4.8 MPH
  • Next-level mowing, this isn't just any mower, it's what other mowers aspire to be, fertilize your lawn while you mow with Toro's super recycler cutting system, our top-line cutting blade and clipping accelerators shave down clippings into a fine mulch, adding nutrients to your lawn, no stinky, messy fertilizer to deal with
  • Durable deck, enjoy years of reliable use from your rust-proof aluminum deck, and you'll love the superior cutting and mulching capabilities its compact size provides, you'll have no problems cutting in tight spaces
  • We've got you covered; enjoy peace of mind knowing Toro stands behind its mowers with a 5-year full warranty count on it
  • Rock-solid construction, we build our mowers to last, and that legendary reliability features commercial components like semi-pneumatic tires, wheel pivots, greaseable rear pivot arms and commercial wheel clutches
  • Easy street, the job is only beginning once the engine's revving, and handy options like FLEX handle suspension, 4 cutting height adjustments and hassle-free maintenance ensure the best mowing experience possible, best of all, when you're done simply fold, lock and store your Toro practically anywhere in your garage or shed with SmartStow
  • Ultimate comfort, you'll glide over holes and bumps with ease with Toro's FLEX handle suspension, no more achy hands and stiff muscles
  • 3-in-1 versatility and volume, adjust from side discharging, rear bagging, or mulching in a snap, and keep thatch build-up to a minimum with a high-capacity 2.1-bushel bag
  • Mowing muscle, you'll never have to worry about getting bogged down in wet, thick stuff with a 163 cc Briggs & Stratton engine
  • Easy storage, quick stow storage handle saves space with 2 convenient storage positions for easy compact storage
  • Protect your investment, protect your mower's engine by adding Toro top-it-off SAE 30 4-cycle premium lawn mower engine oil, just top off as needed, extend the life of your mower with Toro fuel stabilizer
  • Use Toro fuel stabilizer to maintain your engine and increase the longevity of your mower
  • Based on average TraQline dollar share for walk behind mower market from 2015 - 2018
  • 7.25 ft. lbs. gross torque at 2600 RPM SAE J1940 gross, as rated by Briggs & Stratton, as configured to meet safety, emission and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on this mower may be significantly different
  • Space savings are in relation to the space consumed by a Toro 22 in. walk power mower that is stored with the handle in the standard operating position
  • Note: actual product offers may vary, see retailer for complete warranty details, California residents see proposition 65 warnings
  • Create your perfect Toro recycler lawn mower online with the click here to view Toro builder construct your mower by choosing the deck, engine, drive system and many more options, including accessories, build yours now
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents

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Size of Yard1/4 - 1/2 Acre1/4 - 1/2 Acre1/4 - 1/2 Acre1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Power TypeGasGasBatteryGas
FeaturesBagger,Smart StowAdjustable Cutting Height,Deck cleanout,Smart StowAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Speed,Assembly Required,Bagger,Brushless Motor,Electronic Ignition,No Oil Change Required,Rust resistant deck,Smart StowAdjustable Cutting Height,Deck cleanout,Smart Stow
Drive TypeRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel Drive
Start TypePull CordPull CordPush Button StartPush Button Start
Cutting Width22 inches21 inches22 inches21 inches
Engine MakeBriggs and StrattonBriggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton
Rear Wheel HeightHigh WheelLow WheelHigh WheelLow Wheel
Recommended TerrainSloped,UnevenFlat,UnevenFlat,SlopedFlat,Uneven
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Assembled Depth (in.)
57.2 in
Assembled Height (in.)
37.7 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22.3 in
Blade Length (in.)
21 in
Cutting Width
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
21 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Height Options
Cutting Options
Deck Material
Deck Type
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Adjustable Cutting Height,Deck cleanout,Smart Stow
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Engine oil,Wheels
Lawn Mower Type
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size Type
Number of Blades
Number of Handlebar Positions
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
94 lb
Rear Wheel Height
Low Wheel
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 30
Recommended Terrain
Size of Yard
1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Start Type
Pull Cord
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5-Year Full Warranty, 5-Year Guaranteed to Start

Questions & Answers


I am looking for the maintenance kit for this mower. Is the Briggs and Stratton engine a EXi ser...

Asked by Hank June 6, 2021


Wheel seem to stick when pulling backwards and mower is brand new

Asked by Chub April 25, 2021

Once in a while but one broken in and greased no issues.

The starting rope and handle is not taut after starting the mower. There is slack in the rope an...

Asked by Gman April 24, 2021

The handle does have a cushion that it rests upon when it is locked in to position to ease feedback on a bumpy lawn. My first round with the mower I released the little blue knobs down near the bottom of the handle but did not realise I need to press the handle downward to properly lock in place. The rope is slack and probably will always be. I haven't decided if I will attempt to fix that or not.

My lawnmower is just a few months old and the pulley doesn’t work. What is causing the pulley to...

Asked by Odean April 19, 2021

To better assist you, please contact Toro Customer Support at 1-888-384-9939. Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm CST. You can also contact a Toro Authorized Dealer. You can find your nearest dealer at www.toro.com/locator. Thank you.

What are the footprint dimensions when stored upright?

Asked by CB620 April 17, 2021

The dimensions while in the SmartStow position are 41.9” H x 22.7” W x 20.8” D. Thank you.

Just bought this mower last week and used it today for the first time. Had a Honda that I was no...

Asked by Tazer April 7, 2021

Mine did the exact same thing within the first fifteen minutes that I started using it. It almost died twice. If you look at the one-star reviews many of them mention this issue. Toro’s response to every complaint has simply been “contact a Toro service center”. A couple of YouTube reviews mention this problem. One says it’s the spark plug, another says the carburetor. People who have taken it to the Toro service location come back with different responses. One person was told it was bad fuel, another said the carburetor was dirty...even though it was brand new. Toro needs to hammer down on Briggs and Stratton to get this engine issue sorted out. When a consumer spends $500 on a mower, it should be dependable.

How are the cutting heights adjusted? Per individual wheel or is there a lever that will adjust a...

Asked by BillsSis March 20, 2021

Per wheel

What is the capacity of the bag for the clippings?

Asked by irving March 1, 2021

This mower has a 2.1 bushel bag capacity. Thank you.

is this mower hard to pull backwards

Asked by tom December 15, 2020

If the machine does not freely roll backward after self-propelling, stop walking, hold your hands in place, and allow the machine to roll a couple of centimeters (inches) forward to disengage the wheel drive. You can also try reaching just under the upper handle to the metal handle and pushing the machine forward a couple of centimeters (inches). If the machine still does not roll backward easily, contact an Authorized Service Dealer.

Who does repairs if needed

Asked by boltman October 17, 2020

To find a servicing retailer near you, go to www.toro.com/locator. If you need assistance finding a part for your lawn mower, you can go to www.toro.com/parts. You will need your model and serial number to ensure the correct replacement parts. You can contact Toro Customer Support for assistance at 1-888-384-9939. Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm CST. Thank you.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 548 reviews
  • 82% recommend this product
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Love this mower great power
Once i ordered this mower i was very sceptical on how it would preform, as i read the reviews alot of them kept saying that this mower is under powered and that it has a sputtering problem. I can confirm that at least with my unit thats not the case i have very thick and healthy st. augustine grass it was about 8 inches tall and i cut it at 3 3/4 inches and this mower did great not once did it sputter or bog down i think that this mower is a great mower and i highly recommend this mower i will add a picture on how the lawn turned out after the cut.
by David
Ease of Use Quality Mower.
I bought this to mow about a 1/4 acre residential lot with St. Augustine grass. There is slight slope that I thought would be be problematic for a walk behind mower. This mower cuts it with no problem whatsoever. Almost effortless walking up the slope with the rear wheel drive and personal pace.
by RickMM
I bought this mower beause of it aluminum deck ,wheel and axal construction.I like the personal pace feature .The only problem i have is the flap at the rear of the mower came apart. Attached is a phot of that part.
by Dave1963
Starts with little effort of pulling.
Starts with ease and cuts great! Also like the letters near the levers to adjust the deck height! For the money spent it should have had a wider blade.
by DK26
Runs like a dream!
I purchased this mower to replace a 17 year-old Toro Personal Pace mower that broke (I think it was the drive shaft) - and I couldn't be happier! Originally I tried the Toro FWD High Wheel because of the price...That was a mistake. After half a lawn I returned it for this one, and I don't regret the additional $120 spent. The Personal Pace SmartStow runs and maneuvers like it knows what I want it to do - it practically drives itself! I'm not sure how people don't like the personal pace system, but it's SO much easier than the bar that you need to pull up from under the handle. I know that the Honda has a thumbs-operated system that's good, but I really like the PP system. I can walk as slowly as I want or jog to keep up with it. This thing turns with ease, and seems to cut well. It's late in the season, so we'll see how it handles next year. The aluminum deck is sharp-looking and lightweight. Hopefully it'll stand up to many summers. And the added bonus here is the SmartStow feature. What a God-send! I have limited space in my garage, so when I swap out the lawnmower for the snowblower, I'll have more space than before. Don't hesitate to spend the extra cash for this mower - I'll return to review this next year, but so far, so good!
by DG
3 people found this helpful
Quick setup, runs as expected. Stowing feature is a plus....
Quick setup, runs as expected. Stowing feature is a plus.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
Only had this unit for 3 weeks, used it 5 times and seems to be ok as far as cutting but it strug...
Only had this unit for 3 weeks, used it 5 times and seems to be ok as far as cutting but it struggles a bit on 6 inch tall grass growth set on "C" which is about the middle of selection cut sizes. Moves nicely with your walking speed. It starts with a pull or two ok. The fold up feature is sweet but it's heavy to move around and difficult to grab, wish the design would have a carry handle of some sort. Now, as far as the locking plastic knobs, I don't expect them to last long, seems weak and brittle. There's a rubber flap on the rear that glides over the grass, that flap is already tearing up after a few times of use, so I had to remove it. Cheap weak rubber, haven't decided whether I will just return the unit or call Toro to have them send me another rubber flap. The $500 price tag is high for the quality and features you get in my opinion.
by CENSystems
3 people found this helpful
Best mower I have ever owned!
My craftsman mower stopped working this past weekend and I needed a new mower. I had my eyes on the new Toro super Recycler 2020 edition for a few months now. This is my first Toro and what I now consider my first real lawn mower. The cut quality is excellent! I love the stow and go feature and the suspension in the handles. Overall great lawnmower. I saw many reviews complaining about sputtering and issues with this mowing wanting to stall. So far after one cut I had no issues.
by Bobby
3 people found this helpful
Toro 21386 super recycler mower.
My first Toro, love this mower. Easy to start, operate, clean and store. A+
I've cut with it 10 times now and I'm really happy with it so far. The personal pace is awesome,...
I've cut with it 10 times now and I'm really happy with it so far. The personal pace is awesome, I like to enjoy the mow so this let's me walk at a nice pace, but I also have a slope in my yard and it let's me power up that with no problem. The cut is super nice and, like it's name says, it mulches really well even with tall slightly wet grass. I haven't had any stuttering like other people have said and that's with one of my mows going from 8" to 4.25". The SmartStow makes it super easy to maintain the blades and clean under the deck without worrying about what happens when tipping it over. Also, with the cast aluminum body and the wheels, it makes it feel like a tank. Not too heavy, but super stable and well built.
by Jay
1 person found this helpful
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