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53 cm Heavy-Duty Recycler® Mower (22188TE)

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  • Kawasaki®, 4-cycle, FJ180V
  • 4-Point Height-of-Cut Adjustment
  • BBC enhances safety and convenience
Landscape professionals’ preferred choice for recycling with the option of bagging. The Toro® Recycler 53 cm mowers deliver rugged, dependable performance and productivity that professionals can rely on. These heavy duty walk power mowers are available with a choice of premium features to suit every need.

Blade Brake Clutch (BBC)

Eliminate downtime and extend recoil rope life with innovative BBC design that stops the blade from spinning while the engine continues to run and the transmission continues to operate.

Industry’s Thickest Deck

The 6 mm thick die cast aluminium deck is manufactured to withstand the abuse of commercial mowing while minimising overall mower weight.


Features a hearty 1" (25 mm) diameter crankshaft, plus a steel crankshaft guard that further protects against unexpected impacts.

Steel Wheels

Low maintenance and highly durable steel wheels utilise sealed ball bearings and steel pivot arms for long life with less downtime and lower replacement costs.

Designed for Commercial use

Both models come with a long range fuel tank which saves time on re-fuelling and a replaceable oil filter.

Variable 3-speed Gearbox

Heavy duty 3-speed gearbox propelling the mower at 2.3 and 3.8mph.

Long Range Fuel Tank

All models have a long range fuel tank which saves time on re-fuelling and a replaceable oil filter.

Engine Kawasaki®, 4-cycle, 179cc, FJ180V
Fuel Capacity 0.8 gal (3.8 L)
Height of Cut 25.4 to 76.2 mm
Starter Recoil
Drive System Rear Wheel Drive 3-Speed
Deck Material 6.35 mm die cast aluminium
Weight With discharge plug/with bag: 54 kg/55 kg
Warranty 2-Year Full Warranty for Consumer / 1-Year Limited Warranty Commercial
Air Filter Dual Element
Bagger Capacity 15 gal (68.1 L)
Blade Brake Clutch (BBC) Allows engine to run with blade stopped
Blade Tip Speed 5,486 m/min
Certification CE & EPA certified
Crankshaft 25 mm diameter
Deck Design Recycler® and Rear Bagger
Ground Speed Self Propelled 2.0 to 4.2 mph
Height 48 cm
Length 91 cm
Lubrication Full Pressure Lubrication (with filter)
Tyres Radial-style, semi-pneumatic rubber
Transmission 3-speed rear wheel drive
Wheels Steel with ball bearings
Width 56 cm

Atomic® Mulching Blades

Atomic® mulching blades feature an aggressive “tooth” design that shreds grass and leaves into small particles. The teeth curl upward behind the blade to suspend clippings in the chamber so they are cut and re-cut until they virtually disappear.

Turn your Toro Groundsmaster® into an Atomic® mulching machine!
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Side Discharge Kit

Conveniently replace the standard rear bagger with a side discharge kit. (Optional)

Operator ManualEnglish PDF36 Pages
 German PDF40 Pages
 Spanish PDF40 Pages
 French PDF36 Pages
 Italian PDF36 Pages
 Dutch PDF36 Pages
 Swedish PDF36 Pages
 Russian PDF40 Pages
 Polish PDF36 Pages
Parts CatalogEnglish PDF20 Pages
Service ManualEnglish PDF57 Pages
 English PDF125 Pages

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