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Recycler 22 in. SmartStow Briggs and Stratton PoweReverse Personal Pace Gas Walk Behind Mower

  • 22 in. self propelled gas lawn mower with bagger
  • Rear wheel drive with reverse lawn mower; SmartStow storage
  • No oil change-ever, just check the oil level and add when needed
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Product Overview

With a high-quality, user-friendly design, the Toro 22 in. Recycler PoweReverse SmartStow Personal Pace Mower is the perfect product for your outdoor job; Powered by a durable Briggs and Stratton engine, it is designed for years of peak performance. It also conveniently stores upright to save space in your garage
  • Reverse your course; backing up a push mower can be tough, but help is on the way with Toro's PoweReverse system; the mower's Personal Pace handle delivers power to front wheels to provide a reverse assist for easy maneuvering
  • 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 one-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
  • Hassle-free maintenance. mowing is enough of a chore on its own, and maintaining your mower is just another time-drainer; with a Toro, there's no oil change – ever; just check the oil level and add when needed
  • 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 full warranty count on it
  • Always reliable; you'll always be ready to mow with a 3-year guaranteed-to-start engine warranty
  • Durable deck; enjoy years of reliable use from your deck thanks to its steel frame, and you'll love the superior cutting and mulching capabilities its compact size provides; you'll have no problems cutting in tight spaces
  • Valuable versatility; whether it's reducing clumps and adding nutrients 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
  • Quick switch; changing from bagging to mulching has never been easier with the quick-connect bagging system
  • Feed your lawn; get a healthy-looking lawn by returning nutrient-rich clippings to the soil with the Recycler cutting technology and strong steel 22 in. cutting deck
  • Squeaky clean; easily clean the underside of the deck and maintain optimum airflow for high performance with the washout port; just attach a hose to the mower deck and go
  • 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
  • Blue for you; you'll be back to enjoying your lawn sooner with blue smart innovations like personal pace self-propel and bag on demand
  • 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. lb. gross torque at 2600 RPM SAE J1940 Gross, as rated by Briggs and 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 prop 65 warnings
  • Looking for the legendary Toro mower performance with the convenience of battery? Check out the 22 in. Recycler 60V Mowers
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  • 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 TypeGasGasGasGas
FeaturesMulching Lawn Mower,No Oil Change RequiredAdjustable Cutting Height,Deck cleanout,Smart StowAdjustable Cutting Height,Deck cleanout,Smart StowAdjustable Cutting Height,Deck cleanout
Drive TypeRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel Drive
Start TypePull CordPull CordPush Button StartPull Cord
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
Cutting Width22 inches21 inches21 inches21 inches
Engine MakeBriggs and StrattonBriggs and StrattonBriggs and StrattonHonda
Rear Wheel HeightHigh WheelLow WheelLow WheelLow Wheel
Recommended TerrainFlat,Sloped,UnevenFlat,UnevenFlat,UnevenFlat,Uneven
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
58.9 in
Assembled Height (in.)
40 in
Assembled Width (in.)
23.7 in
Blade Length (in.)
22 in
Cutting Width
22 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
8
Mower Deck Width
22 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
11

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Height Options
9-position
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
14 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
163
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
7.25
Features
Mulching Lawn Mower,No Oil Change Required
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
.25
Included
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1
Mower Size Type
Standard
Number of Blades
1
Number of Handlebar Positions
3
Oil Capacity (oz.)
20
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
77 lb
Rear Wheel Height
High Wheel
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 30
Recommended Terrain
Flat,Sloped,Uneven
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Size of Yard
1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Start Type
Pull Cord
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2-Year Full, 3-Year Engine

Questions & Answers

25Questions31Answers

Is it hard to install

Asked by Jo January 27, 2020
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Answer

Setup includes: Unfolding the Handle, Installing the Recoil-starter Rope in the Rope Guide, Filling the Engine with Oil and Assembling the Grass Bag. You can view the detailed instructions at https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/fc/fcbd8e5a-4da5-48b6-8c0c-52cc4be21f75.pdf. Thank you.

Can you switch back and forth from mulching to bagging without shutting off the engine?

Asked by Robb October 24, 2019
2
Answers

Thanks. I’ll take that as a No. Too bad. Being able to mulch and then easily bag just the clumsiest spots would be great.

is the power reverse a safety issue? I am a little concerned about having the mower coming towar...

Asked by Homeowner October 7, 2019
3
Answers

Thank You for your question. The PoweReverse mower operates in reverse only when you are pulling back on the handle and walking backwards. As soon as you release your hands or stop actively pulling the handle backwards towards you, the mower will stop. The reverse speed is also slower to help users feel more comfortable when moving backwards.

What is the replacement part number for the gas cap? No where to be found in the manual.

Asked by TandJ September 23, 2019
2
Answers

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

can handle position be lowered

Asked by SHUF July 24, 2019
5
Answers

I will say NO. The handle doesn't lock in place at one height, but the height is somewhat variable it does pivot some.

hope to stop the squeeky wheels.

Asked by annoyed June 24, 2019
3
Answers

haven't had the problem yet, but a little wd-40 will do the trick

Do ou have to restart every time you empty grass catcher?

Asked by Denny May 31, 2019
5
Answers

obviously as a safety precaution you should, but I don't. They do make a mower where the blade disengages.

Does this mower have different handlebar positions so I can vary the handlebar height?

Asked by g3 May 27, 2019
3
Answers

The handle bar position does not lock into place. It has a range of motion. There's no way around that. It's a nice feature though, It naturally adjusts to you height (within a range) or to changes in the terrain you're mowing. I don't think this one goes as low as my TORO Super Recycler does with its three discrete positions for the handle bar. So I have two mowers. This one is easier to mow with than my considerably more expensive Super Recycler.

Is this considered All-Wheel Drive?

Asked by Travis May 19, 2019
5
Answers

Yes. I also have reverse which is super handy.

What is the model number

Asked by Eugene April 24, 2019
2
Answers

Model 20355

Recycler 22 in. SmartStow Briggs and Stratton PoweReverse Personal Pace Gas Walk Behind Mower - page 2

Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
    out of 256 reviews
  • 72% recommend this product
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First impressions after few cuts
Smartstow is really nice. Until you have it, you don’t realize how nice it it. Stored vertically saves so much space. I like the personal pace and big rear wheels; it makes maneuvering simple, easy. The PowerReverse is just ok, because, as you pull back the mover towards you, you tend to put weight on the back handle / wheel and loose the front wheel reverse traction. It is not a deal breaker, since I like the mower for everything else, but just something I won’t use.
by Frederic633
Good lawn mower for home
Lawn mower cuts through a lot. Paint has started to chip off and self propelled reverse you have to lift up on back end but overall a very sturdy powerful mower.
by Toro20355
1 person found this helpful
DO NOT BUY - REVERSE SELF-PROPEL is a JOKE
I bought this lawn mower from Home Depot in June 2018. I have a hill along the back of my property so I thought having the reverse self-propel feature would be great. The first season it worked well. However, not so much the second season. Forward self-propel is made by the rear wheels while reverse self-propel is made by the front wheels. The problem was that when I pulled the lawn mower back engaging the reverse propel motion, the rear wheels would lock up and not move at all. This cause the forward wheels to spin in place (trying to move the mower in reverse) and digging up my lawn beneath the front wheels. 2019 was a particularly wet summer in the Midwest making the problem worse. I adjusted the cable tensions on the self-propel cables but this did not prevent the rear wheels from locking up. There is a 2-year warranty on this lawn mower so I took it in. But here's the REAL PROBLEM. Toro KNOWS about this and even MENTIONS IT IN THE INSTRUCTIONS. The fix is to allow the mower to move forward a couple of inches and then pull back. However this is not ideal if you have obstacles such as trees or a retaining wall or a shed that your mower is up against. And in most cases this FIX DOES NOT WORK; the REAR WHEELS REMAINED "LOCKED". So I was told THAT THIS IS NORMAL OPERATION And NOT DEFECTIVE. Meanwhile, my lawn gets torn up whenever I try to use this lawn mower. I am disappointed and extremely upset and will NEVER BUY another Toro product again!
by DaveM
Response from ToroJan 29, 2020
Sorry to hear you had difficulty with the self-propel feature. With any manufacturing defects you are fully protected for 2 years with the Toro warranty. Please visit toro.com/support to view a help center video explaining more about how the self propel feature functions and tips on how to adjust the cable if need be. Thank you. Toro
1 person found this helpful
Waited a week for the mower. My wife was excited to cut the yard with it for the first time, the...
Waited a week for the mower. My wife was excited to cut the yard with it for the first time, then I get a text 5 minutes later with a picture of the wheel sitting next to the lawnmower. How does that happen at such a high failure rate based on the reviews I'm seeing? No idea if it's stripped like other reviewers have encountered since I'm not at home. She's backing to using the 10 year old craftsman that still has all 4 wheels on.
by Garbage
Response from ToroJun 28, 2019
We're sorry to hear you're having issues with the mower, and as we take these issues very seriously we would like to know more. Please email us at consumer.service@toro.com with your 5-digit model, and 9-digit serial number. Additionally, we would recommend having the mower inspected by an independent authorized service mechanic in your area. To find a list of authorized service locations in your area, please use our locator here: Toro.com/Locator. Rest assured, we stand behind our products 100%, and know the authorized service location will be able to correct any issue. Thank you. Toro
1 person found this helpful
Like: - Smartstow option is very convenient - PoweReverse is a great bonus - Starts very easily a...
Like: - Smartstow option is very convenient - PoweReverse is a great bonus - Starts very easily and runs smoothly - Very even cuts Dislike: - Rear axle bolt loosened and fell out after first 3 minutes of use. Threads appeared to be stripped/damaged. This is the absolute worst when you need to mow for the first time during spring and you can't because the wheel won't stay on. - Self propel doesn't work with any significant inclines
by MrBigsby
Response from ToroAug 3, 2018
We are happy to hear your are enjoying your mower! We recommend to get to know your machine before use. The self propel drive system is an adjustable feature. Adjust the traction cable to fit your needs. We also recommend that when tackling slopes, to mow left to right, across the slope rather than up and down the slope. Review the specifications regarding your mower with a simple download of your Operator's Manual at Toro.com/Manuals. Toro stands behind the warranty for manufacturing defects 100%. We are happy to assist you. Contact us directly at 888-384-9939 for US and 1-800-544-5364 for Canada. Toro
7 people found this helpful
UNBELIEVABLE!!! At first use, it wasn't even 15 minutes onto cutting my lawn, that the rear wheel...
UNBELIEVABLE!!! At first use, it wasn't even 15 minutes onto cutting my lawn, that the rear wheel fell off the lawnmower! The so called PoweReverse was useless! VERY LITTLE POWER IN REVERSE. Once you're on the grass, you can forget about PoweReverse. You're pulling that lawnmower in reverse, with no power that the PoweReverse is supposed to produce, to relieve you of the manual exertion. This lawnmower did not live up to my expectations at all!! This lawnmower doesn't even deserve 1 star! Too bad they didn't give me the option of zero feedback! That would have truly been my feedback! I am sending pics of the lawnmower. This caused me a tremendous inconvenience! BEWARE: DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE!! I sincerely hope these 3 pictures I'm forwarding you, shows the wheel that fell off. If not, I have the same photos in my photo gallery to resend to you, if the pics aren't showing it correctly!
by Lawnguy218
Response from ToroAug 3, 2018
We apologize for any frustration you have experienced. The drive system is adjustable feature. Simply tighten or loosen the tension of the traction assist cable to meet the pace that you desire. We offer a support video with step by step instructions on how to utilize the drive system at Toro.com/Support. And rest assured, your machine is backed by a warranty! Toro is available to assist you. Contact us for warranty assistance at 888-384-9939 (1-800-544-5364 CA). Toro
9 people found this helpful
Before I bought this I read the reviews and the reviews stated that it was easy to use .. right ...
Before I bought this I read the reviews and the reviews stated that it was easy to use .. right out of the box ... just lift the handle ready to go. Unfortunately the directions is a picture book I don’t understand the pictures .. I can read. I even went online to try and find a video or something better for instructions and directions Best of luck to all I am sure its a great mower
by HomeDepotCustomer
Response from ToroAug 2, 2018
Due to the high demand of digital manuals, we have all manuals for our machines available for free download at Toro.com/manuals. To ensure the correct manuals is obtained, we recommend locating the model and serial number off of your machine. Have questions? Our customer care team at 888-384-9939 (US) or 800-544-5364 (CA). We're here to help! Toro
4 people found this helpful
This was ordered online and shipped to my home without issue or damage. This mower is 95% assembl...
This was ordered online and shipped to my home without issue or damage. This mower is 95% assembled and ready to use out of the box. The only assembly that I had to do was to finished attaching the clamps on grass catcher to the wire frame. Then I just needed to unfold the handle with the blue lock pins, add the bottle of oil and fill it up with gas and it was ready to mow. And this mower started on the first pull. This mowers forward motion is rear wheel powered and the reverse motion is front wheel powered. This is controlled by pushing or pulling the handle bar. The reason I gave this mower 4 stars is because after the bag starts to fill up at about the half way point, the front wheel reverse starts to loose it's traction due to the shift in weight to the rear of the mower and the balance of the mower is off, so the reverse becomes a little ineffective and the tires just spin. But on the plus side, my yard is on a hill and this handled climbing the hill fairly well in forward direction. This mower also has a mulching option and an option to throw the clippings out of the side of the deck. There is also an attachment on the deck to connect the garden hose to spray out the underside. And once your done mowing, you can fold the handle back up and store the mower in a vertical position out of the way and saves some space in the garage. All in all this is a great mower that will get lots of use this year.
by DIYinUT
5 people found this helpful
love this for maintenance mowing
If you want a strong mower that has enough power to speed through your mowing, this is a GREAT option. I mow the lawn every two weeks, however, this is NOT the mower for your first mow of the season. It chokes and dies like a teenager being told to wash the dishes for the 400th time. Otherwise, if you have a large area to mow and little time to do it, this is a fantastic mower!
by monkeygirlmows
3 people found this helpful
The Smartstow Gas Walk Behind Mower has a Briggs And Stratton engine, which has served me well in...
The Smartstow Gas Walk Behind Mower has a Briggs And Stratton engine, which has served me well in the past. It was almost completely set up inside the box, which saved me a lot of time. Assembly took about five minutes. This mower can mulch, bag, or blow out the side. The deck is sturdy steel, and the entire mower seems to be very well made. I love the folding for storage feature and the fact that it came with a bottle of oil. The cutting height and handles are easy to adjust. Even though the lawn does not yet need mowing, I tested it on part of the lawn. It did a good job of mowing and was easy to handle. This mower has a three year engine warranty and a two year full warranty. I expect this mower to give me many years of good service.
by Gowe
6 people found this helpful
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