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21 in. Super Recycler Personal Pace SmartStow 190 cc Briggs with Electric Start Walk Behind Mower

  • Electric start self propelled lawn mower with bagger
  • SmartStow design takes up to 70% less space in your garage
  • Cast aluminum rust proof deck; no oil change just add when needed
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Product Overview


Save Storage Space

WIth Toro's Smartstow feature simply fold, lock and store to save 70% space.

Personal Pace Self-Propel

Pick Your Walking Pace

Easily adjust your speed at will and enjoy better manuverability with Toro's exclusive Personal Pace Self-Propel System.

Hassle Free Maintenance

Hassle-Free Maintenance

No Oil Change Ever. Just Top it Off.

Flex Handle Suspension

Flex Handle

Toro's Flex Handle Suspension glides over the toughest turf for ultimate comfort.

Military Grade Durable Deck

Durable Deck

Military grade cast-aluminum deck for durability.

Dual Accelerator Blade

Next-Level Mowing

Uniquely designed dual accelerator blade delivers superior cutting results.

Mulching, Bagging or Side Discharge

Valuable Versatility

Easily change from mulching, bagging or side-discharge.

Lawn Vitamins

Feed Your Lawn

Recycler System turns grass clippings into Lawn Vitamins nourishing your grass for a lush lawn.

Height of Cut

Height of Cut

1.25 in. - 4.25 in. / 3.2 - 10.8 cm.

Cutting Width

Cutting Width

21 in. Cutting width.

Always Reliable

Always Reliable

5-Year Guaranteed to Start and 5-Year Full warranty.

America's #1 Mower

America's #1 Mower

America's #1 Lawn Mower Brand.

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Ideal Yard Size

Ideal for yards up to 1/2 acre.

If there's 1 thing this mower doesn't lack, it's swagger. Not only will you own the sharpest looking mower in the neighborhood, but it's also 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.
  • Electric power, your mower will start the first time, every time, with a simple push-button electric start, no more pulling cords
  • 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
  • We've got you covered; enjoy peace of mind knowing Toro stands behind its mowers with a 5-year full warranty count on it
  • 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
  • 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 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine
  • Easy storage, quick stow storage handle saves space with 2 convenient storage positions for easy compact storage
  • 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
  • 8.75 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 Acre1/2 - 1 Acre1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Power TypeBatteryGasBatteryBattery
FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Speed,Bagger,Brushless Motor,Collapsible,Foldable handle,Headlights,Mulching Lawn Mower,No Oil Change Required,ResidentialAdjustable Cutting Height,Deck cleanout,Smart StowBagger,Brushless MotorAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Assembly Required,Bagger,Brushless Motor,Electronic Ignition,No Oil Change Required,Smart Stow
Drive TypeRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel Drive
Start TypePush Button StartPush Button StartPush Button StartPush Button Start
Cutting Width20 inches21 inches24 inches21 inches
Rear Wheel HeightHigh WheelLow WheelHigh WheelLow Wheel
Recommended TerrainFlat,SlopedFlat,UnevenFlat,SlopedFlat,Uneven
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Engine
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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
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
Push Button Start
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers


I know of 2 additional mowers in the shop waiting for repairs to the rear drive train, in particu...

Asked by Smitty June 12, 2021

Suggesting user error is the type of response expected from an (enter your favorite cussword here that describes the rear opening of a human being). So happy to here you are not having issues, but wait until you need repair. Numerous calls and emails to Toro and Home Depot result in Toro saying to contact the authorized dealer who says Home Depot needs to stand behind their sale and should issue a refund or credit toward a different mower, to which Home Depot says contact Toro. Toro also says they will stand by their 5 year warranty, of which a year has gone by, but the authorized dealer has other mowers with the same "DEFECTIVE" wheel assembly and there are no parts available STILL. I've owned the mower for over a year, used it for 3 months, no known time frame when I'll be able to use it again, but hey, Toro says they're going to fix it by golly. Don't buy this mower. Stay away from Toro.

I am getting my new Toro Recycler ready for its first use. I'm trying to insert the blue starter ...

Asked by KMC June 5, 2021

Assuming you have fixed this by now, but just in case... I had the same issue, I just jammed it in there and it popped into place. I was nervous as well about cracking the plastic but it worked. Good luck.

what series of Briggs and stratton series dose it have.

Asked by BRIGGS June 2, 2021

This mower is powered by a 8.75 ft-lb Gross Torque* Briggs & Stratton® EXi 190cc engine. Thank you.

Have you found a fix for the random sputtering yet? I bought this mower at the end of last season...

Asked by Mark May 29, 2021

To better answer your question, please contact Toro Customer Support for assistance at 1-888-384-9939. Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm CST. Thank you.

How do you use the self propelled handle when pulling it backwards.

Asked by Bob May 21, 2021

You just keep holding onto the handle and it pulls back as you pull the mower back, thereby automatically disengaging the self-propelling feature.

does it come with bagger attachments

Asked by Qbdriver May 15, 2021

It comes with a bag if you want to use it, but you don't have to.

does this mower require any assembly?

Asked by Constance May 10, 2021

No it does not .Came assembled.

Is this mower hard to pull backwards like when mowing under pine trees?

Asked by Dalvin April 11, 2021

As long as you pull it back in straight line no issues, if you try to turn or cut the angle pulling back it can be a struggle.

What country is this mower made in ? Thanks.

Asked by Curtdog March 24, 2021

The shipping label on the box says country of origin Mexico. Not sure if that’s just referring to the packaging or if that’s where the mower is assembled

Brand new, won’t start. New gas and oil. What am I doing wrong?

Asked by Janie March 24, 2021

You need to charge the battery for a few hours before first use and you need to pull up and hold the dead-man bar along with the self-propelling handle; if you already did those things, then I don't know what's wrong.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 408 reviews
  • 74% recommend this product
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This lawnmower was easy to set up. It cuts very...
This lawnmower was easy to set up. It cuts very sharply and my lawn is beautiful.
Switched and not going back
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Have previously owed Snapper mowers, my wife wanted a electric start. Plus now we have the personal pace. Super mower won’t go back to a Snapper
Good mower but expensive
I originally bought a 22" recycler but when I got it home and put gas in it the gas came pouring out from the top of the carb. I brought it back and hd upgraded me to this but they gave me the floor model. Got that home put gas in and it wouldn't start. Brought that one back and got this in a box. Came home, gassed up and mowed the lawn. The engine is quiet for a 190cc 8.75 torque and the mower moves very smooth and cuts nice. There are great features from stow and go to the electric start. It looks like the deck is solid enough and I expect this to last a long time. 2 other things- Home Depot went above and beyond in the customer service dept. I would have been happy if they just fixed either mower but they insisted that they wanted me to be taken care of since I had to make 3 trips to get this resolved. Also, this was purchased for my personal use but I am also a certified lawnmower mechanic and I'm use to toro issues. Overall, it is a very good mower but I think at 599.00 it's a bit steep. You can live without the electric start but having the bigger engine does justify the cost.
by EjTampa
Toro 21387 recycler
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have mowed several times with this new recycler and i am very pleased with it. Piece of cake to put together. I have heard negative things about the briggs 190 cc but i have put it to tbe test. Mowed low, on a very steep slope, over bumps and not one time did i have a problem. I didn't buy it for the electric start but i am sure glad it has is. I am replacing a older toro and will show pictures if it will let me. Buy this mower you wont regret it for sure.
Toro you should be embarrassed
Stuttering and stalling over bumps. Handle pinches skin at base of your fingers Hard to pull backwards, drive wheels don’t fully release. No suction won’t pick up even the smallest of twigs. Grass clippings build up underneath and fall off in clumps. Glad I kept my old Toro, it works 10 times better than this. Carburetor is 95% plastic, and impossible to adjust float to prevent stalling problem.
by Paulthemech1234
Response from Toro Customer ServiceApr 23, 2021
Thank You for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you had such a frustrating experience with your mower. You can always visit toro.com/support for easy DIY repair video tutorials to get your mower back up and running. Prefer to leave it to the professionals? Any of our Authorized Service Dealers can inspect, repair and replace your machine if necessary to get you back up and running. You can always visit Toro.com/locator to find a dealer in your area.
Very disappointing new Toro lawnmower!
We purchased this Toro lawnmower in the spring of 2020 as a replacement to our 14-year-old Toro, which had its final run last year unfortunately. Having counted on Toro's brand name reliability for the past 14 years, we thought that we couldn't go wrong with this new model--after all, in fourteen years there must have been new technologies developed, right? Boy were we wrong! This lawnmower is at best comparable to our aging one in terms of the engine power, and overall lawn mowing results. But right from the onset, we noticed that it was hard to handle when making turns and maneuvering, etc. Some reviewers reported the apparent sluggishness of the "self-pace" feature and they were right. With this machine it feels like you have to push it even with the self propelled feature engaged. But to me, the worst part is that the bag gets stuck on a secure tab that was not properly bent from the factory. So once the bag is full and gets too heavy to just pull out, the bag gets stuck and you have to pry it open to dislodge the bag--that's incredible annoying every time we have to maw! (See picture with red circle). Either it was an incredible poor designed "detail" or someone at the factory just got lazy and neglected to fully bend the tab. On the plus side I guess, we're pleased with the electric starter, although it takes quite a few tries before the engine starts! It's the same with the pull cord. Our venerable 14-year-old Toro was still starting with one or two pulls. Also, it does a good job cutting the grass, although a suspect even the cheapest lawn mower will do that. Other nice features include the ability to fold and lean against the garage wall, as well as the ability to wash the inside of the case by attaching a water hose to a built-in outlet on top of the case. Other than that, I wish we would have chosen the Honda that's comparable in price with this Toro (maybe a tad more expensive), but now we're regretting buying this particular Toro lawn mower. Hopefully I'll be able to convince the wife to recycle this one in less than 14 years (a lot less!)...
by norbac
7 people found this helpful
Super Recycler 21386
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 User4812
I have owned Toros most of my life (I'm 68). I buy a new one every 6 or 8 years. Even though the ...
I have owned Toros most of my life (I'm 68). I buy a new one every 6 or 8 years. Even though the older one is still working. These lawnmowers are fantastic!
by HunterB
5 people found this helpful
Personal pace and push start features are great
I’ve been using my toro mower for over a month and so far I’m very satisfied with it. It’s well built and has many great features.
by Bob2253
top of the line
I wouldve given it 5 stars but having to adjust the “personal pace” took a star off. I made my first cut a week ago, and it felt as if i was doing more pushing then i should. After watching some youtube videos i figured out how to adjust the drive spring to my “personal pace” . Also if you plan on installing a lawn striper you may have to take off the smart stow wheels. Which gives you to ability to store the lawnmower staright up and down. (Smartstow) I took off the wheels for my lawn striper from big leage lawns. Small price to pay to me though. This mower has a excellent cut quality and well worth the extra $100 for the 190cc motor.
by bobb
4 people found this helpful
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