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22 inches Recycler SmartStow Briggs & Stratton High Wheel FWD Gas Walk Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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  • Briggs and Stratton engine delivers powerful performance
  • High-traction wheels facilitate improved maneuverability
  • Features a 22 in. steel deck for enhanced durability
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Save up to 70% more space in your garage, leaving room in your garage for the things that matter with Toro's Recycler SmartStow series. This mower is equipped with patented cutting technology bringing an innovative mulching technique plus vortex technology that supercharges your cut with an amped up under-deck airflow that cuts grass into teeny-tiny, clump less clippings. Giving you Lawn Vitamins for free. Or throw on the grass bag and start your lawn vacuum that holds more so you empty the bag fewer times. Easy go with the curved ergonomic handle allowing your hands and wrists to rest easy as you mow. This model features a powerful 150cc Briggs and Stratton engine with a durable 22" steel deck for you to enjoy for years to come. The large rear traction high-wheels deliver easier maneuverability and greater cutting precision over uneven terrain. Combined this with best of all, no oil changes for the life of the engine. Just Top it Off.
  • Save Storage Space. Now you can fold, lock and store your Toro practically anywhere in your garage or shed with SmartStow. It's proven to reduce the storage footprint by up to 70%, and provides easy access to clean under the deck and service the blade.
  • Easy Go with the self-propelled curved ergonomic handle allowing your hands and wrists, to rest comfortably as you mow.
  • Supercharge Your Mow by allowing more airflow into the recycler cutting chamber making your grass clippings ultra-fine and into Lawn Vitamins, with Toro's patented Vortex Technology ultimately achieving a nourished, greener, lush lawn.
  • Traction High Wheels provides control delivering easier maneuverability through turns with greater cutting precision over uneven terrain.
  • Supersized bag, means less work for you. Now offered standard, Toro's Super bagger allows you to throw on the grass bag, start your lawn vacuum that holds even more so you empty fewer times.
  • Lifelong Durability. 22" Steel deck; enjoy years of reliable use and superior cutting and mulching capabilities its compact size provides; you'll have no problems cutting in tight spaces.
  • Small package, big punch; you'll enjoy great power and easy starting from the Briggs & Stratton 6.25 ft. lb. gross torque 150cc OHV engine with auto choke; there's no need to prime or choke.
  • 3-in-1 Versatility. Whether it's reducing clumps and adding Lawn Vitamins, with the mulching option, a perfectly manicured look with bagging, or powering through tall, thick grass with the side discharge, you'll enjoy exceptional versatility regardless of your mowing preference.
  • Mow more in less time. Save time, finish faster, and make your job easier with an extra-long 22 in. blade allowing you to cut a wider path with each pass.
  • Quick Switch Bag to Mulch. Changing from bagging to mulching has never been easier with the quick-switch mulching system.
  • We've Got You Covered. Enjoy peace of mind knowing Toro stands behind its mowers with a 3-year guaranteed-to-start engine warranty and 2-year limited warranty. Count on it.
  • Choose Your Cut. Manicure lawn to your specifications with 9 cutting positions with 1-4 in. cutting height range. You can also easily adjust to 2 different handle heights without the use of tools with a single-piece handle.
  • Based on average TraQline dollar share for walk behind mower market from 2015 - 2020.
  • Gross torque of this engine was laboratory rated at 2800 RPM per SAE J1940 by the engine manufacturer, as configured to meet safety, emission and operating requirements; the actual engine torque on this class of mower will be significantly lower.
  • 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 varySee retailer for complete warranty details.
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  • For questions about service and repair, please reference the Service & Repair document
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Dimensions: H 44.6 in, W 23.1 in, D 59.9 in


Assembled Depth (in.)59.9 inAssembled Height (in.)44.6 in
Assembled Width (in.)23.1 inBlade Length (in.)21.75 in
Cutting Width (in.)22 inchesFront Wheel Size (in.)8 in
Mower Deck Width (in.)22 inRear Wheel Height (in.)High Wheel
Rear Wheel Size (in.)9.65 in


Assembly RequiredYesCutting Height Options9-position
Cutting OptionsBag, Mulch, Side-DischargeDeck Material15 Gauge Steel
Deck TypeStampedDrive TypeFront-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)150Engine MakeBriggs and Stratton Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)6.25FeaturesAdjustable Cutting Height, Assembly Required, Bagger, Mulching Lawn Mower, No Oil Change Required, Smart Stow
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)0.27 galIncludedBagger, Engine oil
Lawn Mower TypeSelf-Propelled Lawn MowerMaximum Cutting Height (in.)4 in
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)1 inMower Size TypeStandard
Number of Blades1Number of Handlebar Positions2
Oil Capacity (oz.)15 fl oz (US)Power TypeGas
Product Weight (lb.)71 lbRecommended Oil TypeSAE 30
Recommended TerrainFlat, Sloped, UnevenRefurbishedNo
Returnable30-DaySize of Yard1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Start TypePull CordWalk Behind Mower TypeSelf Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty2-Year Limited Warranty, 3-Year Guaranteed to Start

Questions & Answers

Q:Features? FWD, high wheels in back, self propelled, stand up for storage, soft catch bag,
by|Nov 26, 2023
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A:  Hi, Keith! Thanks so much for your question. Yes, you’re correct. This unit #21445, is equipped with a self-propelled front wheel drive system, vortex technology, a super bagger, traction high rear wheels and SmartStow. Thanks!

by|Nov 27, 2023
    Q:toro 22 in recycler have rubber or plastic tires
    by|Nov 25, 2023
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    A:  Hi, Debbie! Thanks so much for your question. The wheels on this unit #21445, are constructed of metal, rubber and durable polypropylene. Thanks!

    by|Nov 27, 2023
      Q:What kind of start does it have? Key or I have to pull a cord
      by|Nov 19, 2023
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      A:  Hi, Misa! Thanks so much for your question. This unit #21445, is equipped with a recoil pull start. If you’re looking for a similar unit with an electric start, we would recommend checking out unit #21464 online at: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Toro-Recycler-22-in-Briggs-Stratton-Personal-Pace-Electric-Start-RWD-Self-Propelled-Gas-Walk-Behind-Mower-with-Bagger-21464/314426493. Thanks!

      by|Nov 20, 2023
        Q:Does the unit include oil?
        by|Nov 9, 2023
        1 Answer
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        A:  Hi, Greg! Thanks for your question. Yes, this mower should come with a bottle of SAE 30 4-Cycle Premium Lawn Mower engine oil. Thanks!

        by|Nov 24, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.2 out of 5
          • 4.2
            out of 4,910 reviews
          • 75% recommend this product
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          Only Toro 4 Me
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've had many Toro mowers and always will. Thank you.
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          • Recommended
          Sheared axle
          axle has just sheared. Do not buy any Toro products. It's all cheap, junk
          Response from ToroOct 13, 2023
          Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear your experience thus far has not been the best. Your mower has a 2-year unit warranty and a 3-year engine warranty provided by Briggs and Stratton directly that protects the unit and engine against manufacture defects from the date of purchase. An independent authorized service dealer near you would be glad to provide warranty consideration service to ensure your mower is up and running. To locate an extensive list of independent authorized service dealers near you please visit Toro.com/locator. If you may need to locate your mower’s complete warranty statement please visit Toro.com/manuals. Toro
            Not worth the money
            I purchased this mower last year thinking that spending the extra money on a good brand would get me something that would last a long time and be of decent quality. Not the case with this one. Not long after purchase the paint started peeling off in sheets exposing bare metal on the bottom of the mower. The self propulsion is way to fast for the underpowered engine to keep up with cutting the grass. If you use the mulching function it will clog and stall easily even if it hasn't rained over a long period of time. Very unimpressed. First and last Toro for me.
              Great product
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Great product! So easy to put together. Works wonderful.
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              Great Mower, but poor decision on Toro.
              For some reason (well, actually we know the reason... $$$), Toro decided not to include a discharge chute - so your options are bag or mulch. This is fine, if you meticulously mow every week and keep your grass no longer than an inch - otherwise you'll experience the mower seizing up consistently if the grass is even remotely moist from morning dew or rain from previous days. Toro does offer a discharge kit if you register the mower, but it takes 6+ weeks to ship. Been waiting 3 months for mine.
              Response from ToroSep 27, 2023
              Thank you for leaving a review and are sorry to hear we have not met your expectations. We have documented your feedback. The discharge chute can be requested upon registration as we understand most of our customers prefer to mulch or bag their clippings. After successfully completing the registration on Toro.com/registration, the discharge chute is expected to arrive within 3-4 weeks. We understand you have not yet received your discharge chute and we would love to further assist you. Please visit Toro.com/support to contact us directly. We look forward to assisting you.

              We suggest cutting a third of the grass blade at a time. When cutting grass over 6 inches tall, mow at the highest cutting height setting and walk slower; then mow again at a lower setting for the best lawn appearance. If the grass is too long, the machine may plug and cause the engine to stall. If the lawn appearance is unsatisfactory we suggest walking at a slower pace while mowing or overlap cutting swaths instead of cutting a full swath with each pass. You may also locate more tips on page 24 of your operators manual that can be found on Toro.com/manuals. We also have helpful tips and videos on Toro.com/support. Toro
                1 found this review helpful
                My new Toro mower
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It is nice mower but ....some clips of the grass are coming out from the back also the screw on the left side of the handle is not cover and can ripped your shirt if not watching. Toto u need to come up w the cover for it. this mower does NOT have a Variable Speed .
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                • Recommended
                Excellent lawnmower, starts from the first pull and powerful for long grass
                  • Recommended
                  That's my Toro!!
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I'm a female and I was able to cut the front, back and sides after sundown and finished before dark. I have a medium size yard. This was my first cut after winter so the grass had some height. I only had to empty the bag 3 times dued to the vortex technology cutting the clippings very fine. I really loved the self-propel feature and the lines it leaves in my yard looks so professional. Thus, I felt like a pro out there and had confidence that I had a great mower to do a great job. It did. I hope to get the same results after every mowing. I have yet to test the Smartstow but I feel I won't be disappointed.
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                  Good product but expect!!
                  Good lawn mower does what it needs to for the price. Only down side I see is it spits out a ton of grass back at you!! No matter how I adjust the bag it still spits grass through the cracks on top. Pretty annoying just keep your mouth shut and you should be fine!!!
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                    4 found this review helpful
                    It's easy start and easy store, easy clean up
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It's easy start and easy store. It's easy clean up after the job. It's not variable speed though since it seems like it only does one speed, did not notice any change when move the handle up or down or half-way - just go.
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